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Henderson Hosts 10th Annual Gospel Fest
Motown musical kicks off newly-extended black history celebration

January 29, 2013



Henderson, Nev. – In conjunction with Black History Month, the city of Henderson, along with KCEP Power 88.1 FM, present the 10th annual Gospel Fest, a celebration of music, history and culture, Friday, February 15-Saturday, February 16, as well as Friday, February 22-Saturday, February 23 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Gates open at 5 p.m. on both Friday evenings and 11 a.m. on both Saturday mornings. Admission is complimentary.

“We wanted to do something special for the 10th anniversary,” said Mayor Andy Hafen. “To commemorate such a significant milestone, we expanded the festival to two weekends, providing the community with more opportunities to experience the diversity of gospel music.”

Opening weekend pays homage to Detroit’s influence on the music scene with the debut of an energetic stage production, A Night of Soul, produced by Broadway in the Hood. The soulful show celebrates the greatest music and singers of all time, including Marvin Gaye, The Jackson Five, Gladys Knight and The Temptations. Take a trip down memory lane with Motown’s greatest hits like “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Dancing in the Street” and “I’ll Be There.”

The new format also incorporates a weekend dedicated to gospel, reaching a variety of styles from Southern traditional hymns to the urban sound and modern contemporary tunes. The Gospel Fest concert features a number of local performers and choirs, including Ken Young, soloist Mark McCutchen and some gospel hip hop artists.

For the duration of the two-weekend event, families have a chance to experience a multitude of other festivities, including an array of children’s activities, Southern cooking and merchant vendors.

The city of Henderson is neutral on matters of religion and does not endorse any religion or religious viewpoint by way of its sponsorship of Gospel Fest.

For more information, visit or call Henderson Pavilion box office at (702) 267-4TIX (4849). Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

The city of Henderson supports the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Advanced notice may be necessary to ensure that appropriate accommodations will be provided. For full telephone, use Relay Nevada by dialing 7-1-1.

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About City of Henderson: Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is Nevada’s second largest city with nearly 270,000 residents. Henderson is a premier city, nationally recognized for its stunning parks, trails, master-planned communities, outstanding quality of life and patriotic past. Noted by President John F. Kennedy as a “city of destiny,” Henderson celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2013, a tribute to the city’s rich history and culture. Recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Live (MONEY: 2012, 2008, 2006), one of America’s Best Cities (Business Week), and the Second Safest City in America (Forbes), Henderson is a progressive and vibrant city committed to maintaining premier amenities and services for all who chose to live, learn, work and play in Henderson…a place to call home.

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