- From: May 11, 2019 to May 11, 2019
- Admission: Varies
- Location: Prudential Center
- Address: 25 Lafayette St, 165 Mulberry St, Newark, NJ 07102
McDonald's Gospelfest, celebrating the life and legacy of Aretha Franklin, is returning to Prudential Center! Gospelfest returns to Prudential Center with the mission of spreading love, peace and joy. Gospelfest begins with a competition of rising musical stars in categories including Soloists, Choirs, Praise Dancers, Singing Groups, Gospel Comedians, Gospel Poets and Gospel Rappers. McDonald's Gospelfest originated in 1983 under the McDonald's Corporation and the McDonald's New York Metro Owner/Operation Association. Over thirty years later, it has emerged as the nation's preeminent Gospel celebration, bringing joy, inspiration, encouragement and hope to millions of Americans.