East Orange, NJ, June 2, 2023: Mayor Ted R. Green, the East Orange City Council and the Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs will kick off its Summer Music Series with a “Gospel in the City” Community Festival on Saturday, June 10 from 12pm-8pm at East Orange Campus High School Field, 344 Prospect Street, East Orange, NJ.
The festival will feature a range of traditional and contemporary gospel music headlined by International Recording Artist Bishop William Murphy, Gospel Powerhouses JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise, Crystal Aikin, and Motown recording artist Gene Moore and Local Artists Ian Johnson, Samar Bigham, Marcus Blackwell, Cicely L. Tyson Community School of Performing and Fine Arts Choir and Jazz Bands.
This event is free and open to the public. It also will feature DJ ChillX, DJ Nas and DJ Tamir, special performances by Christian Comedienne Monique Latisse and the Alumni United Elements of Style Dance Troupe, 50 food trucks/vendors, activities for families, and an ol’ fashioned good time! Be sure to bring your lawn chairs and great vibes!
“Gospel music is an integral part of our community’s culture and has influenced music of all genres, including House, R&B, Hip-Hop, Neo-Soul and Contemporary Pop. Music is one of life’s great connectors and we are proud to engage our community with this musical expression of joy, hope and love,” said Mayor Green. "We are excited to jump start our summer season with an amazing line-up of artists who are sure to lift our spirits and fill our souls.”
For more information or to become a vendor, please text 862.272.1370.
WHO: Mayor Ted R. Green, East Orange City Council, and Various Musical Guests
WHAT: “Gospel in the City” Community Festival
WHEN: Saturday, June 10, 2023 between 12pm-8pm
WHERE: East Orange Campus Field, 344 Prospect Street, East Orange, NJ