2015 Chicago Gospel Music Festival Lineup Announced

The 30th annual Chicago Gospel Music Festival will return to Millennium Park on May 29 – 31 and feature the following headlining artists: Israel Houghton & New Breed, Canton Jones, Ricky Dillard & New G, Anita Wilson and so many more.

Each year, the free festival celebrates gospel music’s roots in Chicago through highlighting local, national and international performers ranging from traditional choirs to contemporary urban soloists and groups. In addition to the usual 3-day lineup this year, a few select artists are also slated to perform a tribute to Andrae Crouch and Walter Hawkins.

Here’s the complete schedule:

Friday, May 29

  • 6:30pm – Cinque Cullar & The Peace Choir
  • 7:20pm – Dexter Walker & Zion Movement
  • 8pm – Mark Hubbard & The Voices featuring Crystal Aikin & Geoffrey Golden
  • 8:40pm – Ricky Dillard & New G
 Saturday, May 30

The PrivateBank Day Stage – South Tent, Chase Promenade

  • 12 Noon – Ryan Booker
  • 12:35pm – “Chicago’s Next” featuring Nicole Harris, EJ Jackson and Raine
  • 1:30pm – Crystal Aikin
  • 2:05pm – Todd Dulaney
  • 2:40pm – Special Guest
  • 3:15pm – Geoffrey Golden
  • 3:50pm – The Douglas Singers

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

  • 4:30pm – Anita Wilson and Jonathan McReynolds
  • 5:30pm – Canton Jones
  • 6:20pm – The Tommies Reunion
  • 7:15pm – J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise
  • 8:10pm – Donald Lawrence and Company presents: A Tribute to Andrae Crouch and Walter Hawkins featuring: Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Lisa Page Brooks, Tasha Page Lockhart, Chrystal Rucker, Brian Courtney Wilson and many more.
 Sunday, May 31

The PrivateBank Day Stage – South Tent, Chase Promenade

  • 12 Noon – Sensere
  • 12:35pm – Chris Searcy
  • 1:05pm – Apostle R.D. Ewing and M.O.E.
  • 1:35pm – Psalm 3
  • 1:50pm – One 4 Christ
  • 2:25pm – The Brown Sisters
  • 3pm – Pastors for Praise featuring Pastors Chris Harris, Eric Sanders and Mark Smith
  • 3:50pm – Special Guest

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

  • 4:30pm – Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago
  • 5:30pm – “The Sound of Sunday Gospel Radio”
  • 7pm – Anthony Brown & group therAPy
  • 7:45pm – Richard Smallwood and Vision
  • 8:45pm – Israel Houghton & New Breed

Click HERE for more info on the Chicago Gospel Music Festival.

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