Newburgh Gospel Series
The summer waterfront breeze will be filled with the joyful sounds of the gospel combining local church choirs and professional Christian entertainers. Thanks to the series major sponsor, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the Newburgh Gospel Series will return to the Newburgh waterfront after being away since 2011. creator and producer Ferry Godmother Productions has worked diligently to identify businesses in sponsoring a Christian based showcase. Executive Producer Aquanetta "FerryGodmother" Wright states "there is nothing more exciting than to bring the Word back home where it belongs". And I am happy to welcome Blue Cross Blue Shield as our premier sponsor" she continues. Opening the series will is Pastor Milton Stubbs of AME Zion, one of the first organized Black churches in America. The line-up includes City of Newburgh local church House of Refuge Choir lead by Bishop Jeffrey Woody Jr. and Just Voices, an acappella gospel group. The series closes with the Award winning blues and gospel singer Alexis P. Suter. Performances are free and scheduled for the last two Wednesdays in August. Bring your own chair or blanket. For details, www.FerryGodmother.com
Blue Cross Blue Shield is built on a foundation of trust is and is the nation's leading health benefits company. They are one of the largest health benefits companies in the United States. Through its affiliated health plans, they provide a number of leading health benefit solutions including life and disability insurance benefits, dental, vision, behavioral health benefit services, as well as long term care insurance and flexible spending accounts.
Modern Christian music, i.e. contemporary Christian, Gospel, Worship, and Christian Rock, Gospel music is a very vibrant and incredibly popular music genre in the fabric of American history. They are one of the fastest-growing areas in the recorded music industry. 93 percent of African-Americans, or more than 38 million people have listened to gospel radio in the past year. Christian music enthusiasts consist of 53 percent female, 47 percent male, 23 percent ages 25-44. With such a large number of churches in the city of Newburgh it is a great place to host a major gospel event in the Hudson Valley.
Ferry Godmother Productions is a concert production and promotion business. They produce unique, quality art and cultural entertainment events. They develop, produce and promote sustainable destination sites that will increase tourism and be of economic benefits to its community. For more about Ferry Godmother Productions community projects including upcoming Newburgh Jazz Series and Newburgh Jewish Music Series, www.FerryGodmother.com.
Date: August 23-30, 2017 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Location: People's Park (Consolidated Iron Site) | 1 Washington St., Newburgh, NY | 225-366-2442
Event website: ferrygodmother.com