Memphis Gospel Fest to Benefit Youth

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Memphis Gospel Fest To Benefit Youth
Presented by the Memphis Branch of the NAACP

(Memphis, TN) – On Saturday April 28, talented men, women and children from the Memphis community will come together to support today’s youth and tomorrow’s leaders. The Memphis Branch of the NAACP is proud to present the Memphis Gospel Fest to benefit the NAACP ACT-SO Youth Program.

Attendees can look forward to performances and appearances by Lisa Knowles, Alisa Caldwell, Vincent Tharpe & Kenosis, Cathedral Of Praise Assembly of God plus a variety of Memphis gospel artists, clergy, and special guests.

The NAACP’s ACT-SO (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics) program makes a yearlong effort to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students. ACT-SO includes 26 categories of competition in the sciences, humanities, business, and performing and visual arts. More than 260,000 young people have participated in the program since its initial launch.

The event sponsors include Memphis Travel Council, Deborah Gibson-Westbrook,(TITH1TV), Hallelujah 95.7FM, DIVINE Magazine, The SharenRooks Agency, Headliner Enterprises, and Pillo Poket Divawrap.

Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the following locations:

  • Glory Apparel – 3785 Riverdale Road 10AM-5PM) (901) 737-7451
  • 1 Stop for Churches – 1200 Madison Avenue (10AM-5PM) 901-725-7057
  • Southern Sons Printing – 3331 Winchester Road (10AM-5PM) 901-795-1945

For more information or to purchase tickets online visit:

The Memphis Gospel Fest will take place at the Rose Theater on the campus of the University of Memphis. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the show starts promptly at 7:00 pm.


For 100 years the NAACP built and grew on the collective courage of thousands of people. People of all races, nationalities and faiths united on one premise—that all men and women are created equal. As the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, America’s history will be forever changed. Despite violence, intimidation and hostile government policies, the NAACP and its grass-roots membership have persevered and created positive strides in communities across the country.

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Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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