Smokie Norful, Tasha Cobbs, Marvin Sapp & More to Honor Dottie Peoples at Essence Fest 2018


Every year, Essence Festival highlights a legendary gospel star to close out the 3-day event. This summer, the annual All-Star Gospel Tribute will honor awarding-winning singer Dottie Peoples.

Peoples, whose career spans 30 years, got her start in music in church when she was 8-years-old. She perfected her craft through high school and from there, went on to tour with Dorthy Norwood and later released her first solo album, Surely God Is Able, in 1984. The music continued through the decades before she dropped one of her most notable tracks that went down in history – “On Time God” (1995).

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On July 8, Smokie Norful, Marvin Sapp, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, George Potts Young & the Church Friends Band, Johnny Gill, Regina Belle, Lexi, Tyronne G. Foster, the Arc Singers and more will showcase that and more of her groundbreaking music. This year’s tribute marks the 10th anniversary of the all-star show, so we’re expecting a few more surprises!

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