- Times: Starting: 6:30 PM
- From: May 13, 2017 to May 13, 2017
- Admission: $45 - $133
- Location: Prudential Center
- Address: 25 Lafayette St, Newark, NJ 07102
The competition and concert is the area’s preeminent Mother’s Day weekend gospel event brought to the community by men and women who own McDonald’s restaurants throughout the New York Metro area. Produced and directed by Emmy Award winning Producer A. Curtis Farrow, McDonald’s Gospelfest is a talent competition and concert that features many abilities. Kicking off at 4pm, the competition includes rising stars of all colors, ages and cultures competing in a variety of categories including Soloists, Youth Choirs, Adult Choirs, Praise Dancers, Steppers, Singing Groups, Gospel Comedians, Gospel Poets and Gospel Rappers. The noteworthy gospel concert, beginning at 6:30pm, will feature some of the greatest in gospel music such as Israel Houghton, Erica Campbell, Donnie McClurkin, Anthony Brown & Group Therapy, Bishop Paul Morton, Greater Allen AME Cathedral Choir, Bishop Hezekiah Walker and many more.