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R&B singer Fantasia returns to her Gospel roots to sing at
McDonald's Gospelfest 2017
Article By EEW Magazine Entertainment News
Posted March 30, 2017
Photo Credit: GETTY
The 35th Annual McDonald's Gospelfest returns to the Prudential Center on Saturday, May 13th for
the gospel event of the year.


On Thursday, March 30th, McDonald's announced the Grammy-winning R&B singer-songwriter
Fantasia was just added to the star studded line up. Fantasia is remembered and highly regarded
as one of American Idol's most shining stars.


The soulful R&B singer will be taking it back to her Gospel roots at McDonald's Gospelfest 2017.
She will be joining a stellar line-up of gospel artists including Donnie McClurkin, Erica Campbell,
Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Cissy Houston, Israel Houghton, Anthony Brown & Group Therapy, Bishop
Paul Morton, Greater Allen AME Cathedral Choir, plus a special message from Reverend A. R.
Bernard from the Brooklyn Cultural Center.

"For 35 years, New York Tri State Area McDonald's has been giving back to the gospel community
and we appreciate it," said A. Curtis Farrow, Emmy Award winning Executive Director and Producer
of McDonald's Gospelfest. "In my 17 years of producing this spectacular event, I must say I couldn't
be more excited about this year's line-up."


"This is our 35th year featuring talent from all ages and this year I'm so excited to see for the first
time in McDonald's Gospelfest, Fantasia," says McDonald's franchisee and Former McDonald's
Gospelfest committee member, Ron Bailey. "Fantasia back in her Gospel roots will be a McDonald's
Gospelfest to remember."


McDonald's Gospelfest is an event that offers a full day experience. From 4pm to 6pm there is the
competition which includes rising stars of all ages and cultures competing in a variety of categories
including Soloists, Choirs, Praise Dancers, Singing Groups, Gospel Comedians, Gospel Poets and
Gospel Rappers.

There are thousands of amateur artists to perform and share the stage with some of the greatest in
Gospel History. The noteworthy gospel concert, beginning at 6:30pm, will feature some of the
greatest artists in music history, including American Idol Fantasia. Music is a universal language
and McDonald's Gospelfest is all about spreading love, peace and joy to everyone and welcomes
all races, nationalities and beliefs.

McDonald's Gospelfest tickets on sale now at the Prudential Center Box Office, or call Ticketmaster
at 800.745.3000 or go online to www.ticketmaster.com.
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