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Mayor Walsh announces virtual Gospelfest

New England's largest Gospel music celebration will be streamed online on City TV on Sunday, August 9 at 5 p.m.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that the City of Boston's annual GospelFest concert will be presented virtually at 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 9. Now in its 20th year, New England's largest Gospel music celebration showcases both national and local gospel talent. Blending contemporary and traditional gospel melodies, this annual event is produced by the Mayor's Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment in partnership with Event Gospel.

"Gospelfest is a celebration of music, faith and community that we look forward to every year. Even in a virtual format, Gospel music has the power to bring people together," said Mayor Walsh. "I want to thank all of the organizers, volunteers, performers, and attendees for helping us celebrate virtually so we can keep this tradition alive while keeping our community safe. "

Performers include the Mayor's Community Gospel Choir, The Worship Bandits, Todd Galberth, Maranda Curtis, and Jonathan McReynolds. This virtual event will be hosted by Commissioner William Gross of the Boston Police Department, Bishop Bobby Perry of Kingdom Builders Church, Bishop John Borders of Morning Star Baptist Church, and Pastor Ray Hammond of Bethel AME Church.

"Over the years, GospelFest has been the high point of Gospel music in Boston. It brings Christian groups of different denominations and different races together, along with people who simply love and enjoy Gospel music," said Bishop John Borders. "We have to do the event virtually this year, but we're hoping for the same impact we've had over the last 20 years. The artists are some of the leading artists in the world in gospel music and some of the leading artists in the Boston area. I know we're going to have a marvelous time and we thank God for the Mayor and the Police Commissioner and everyone who helped to produce this celebration of Gospel music."

The show will premiere online and on City TV simultaneously at 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 9. There are two ways to watch the show:

  1. Watch the live stream on Attendees are encouraged to register in advance on

  2. Watch it on Boston City TV. Tune into Channel 24 on Comcast, Channel 13 on RCN, or Channel 1962 on Verizon Fios. 

About Event Gospel
In 2015 Event Gospel began as a spin off of "Think GMG", a faith-based artist management firm established in Boston, MA. With the entertainment industry's increased need to hone in on the digital space, Event Gospel emerged as an online platform connecting faith-based event promoters, artists, and record labels with their fans in major markets across the US. In five short years EG has expanded to now include virtual event production, digital media marketing, and branding strategy services to clients across 3 continents.

About the Mayor's Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment
The Mayor's Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment supports the tourism industry in Boston by producing events, supporting film and TV production, and marketing the City to conventions and visitors. Our mission is to advance tourism in Boston and promote participation in public celebrations from Boston residents and visitors to our City.


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