Friday, February 24, 2012
GOSPEL FEST THIS WEEKEND IN HENDERSON
The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department and Department of Cultural Arts and Tourism, along with KCEP Power 88 are co-hosting Gospel Fest, a free annual event celebrating Black History Month. The 2-day celebration takes place Feb. 24 and Feb. 25 at Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd. Admission is free for all ages, but tickets are recommended by calling 267-4040.
A performance of the Broadway musical “Hiram & Nettie,” produced by Broadway In the Hood, will take place 7:00-9:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24 and again noon-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25. The play offers a riveting musical history lesson as forbidden love from two different worlds is revealed. Audience members are invited to join the cast and crew for a talk-back session immediately following each performance.
An evening of gospel music including Southern traditional, modern contemporary, and urban contemporary will be held 6:00-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25. Performers include Victory Missionary Baptist Church Voices of Victory and its men’s choir, Joshua Generation, Roland Gibson and Dominion, and Penny Thredwell.
Vendors will be selling CDs, apparel, art, keepsakes, beverages, and barbecue-style food items starting at 4:00 p.m. on Feb. 24 and at 11:00 a.m. on Feb. 25.
Gospel Fest is sponsored in part by AVI SPL Rental Staging Productions, The Monkey Gym, Broadway In the Hood, and Sam’s Club. 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.
The nationally accredited City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department provides premium services through diverse and innovative parks, recreation and natural resource opportunities. It serves the community with seven recreation centers (including a facility for adults 50+), 11 pools, 54 parks, six skate parks, two sports complexes, more than 65 linear miles of trails, Acacia Demonstration Gardens, the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, and thousands of programs for people of all ages and abilities.