By Doug Ruffin
Music Coalition Publicizes Live Music. We do this for all genres of music. On Friday, in my weekly Nightlife Nexus blog, (see below) I offered a choice of live music on Sunday in the Boston area. One of the choices was the GospelFest. ... I went. Boston
First, let me say how happy I am with
’s Mayor Thomas M Menino for not just attending GospelFest, But Staying there for the show and speaking twice on stage. He was well engaged with the receptive audience. Boston
GospelFest is a thirteen year tradition in
. Past performers included Kirk Franklin and Karen Clark Sheard. This year, headliner Marvin Sapp joined many popular gospel music artists including Ashley Nicole, Bobby Perry & RAIN, E2VG and a more. Boston
Gospel music; particularly when it’s live, drives the spirit of the individuals in the audience. The collective spirit of the audience fast becomes addictive. Everyone has a great time. All the performers made every effort to make the entire audience welcome. Passers by were invited to stop, grab a seat, tap some toes and clap some hands. Trust me, I did!
Summer Performing Arts: www.cityofboston.gov/ARTS/
Calendar Of Events: www.cityofboston.gov/calendar/
Gospel Music Association www.gospelmusic.org/
American Gospel Music Directory: www.americangospel.com/
Billboard Magazine: Top Gospel Songs: www.billboard.com/#/charts/gospel-songs
Marvin Sapp: Number 6 on Billboard Gospel Songs This Week.