The 13th Annual BET Celebration of Gospel is back and we know many of you might have been wondering what to expect this year.
First up, the show’s lovable host Steve Harvey (now a celebrated daytime TV talk show host, comedian, actor and author) will return with his homegrown comedy and easygoing spirit to keep the show moving.
The gospel music industry’s most revered vocalists and Grammy Award winners have all been invited to light up the stage for the evening including Yolanda Adams, Karen Clark Sheard, Dorinda Clark Cole, Pastor Shirley Caesar and Israel Houghton & New Breed.
Also expected to perform are Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago, Kierra Sheard, Isaac Carree, Anthony Brown & Group Therapy, Tamela Mann, Canton Jones, Da T.R.U.T.H., Sunday Best finalist Jessica Reedy and Sunday Best winners Joshua Rodgers and Le’Andria Johnson.
The show is notorious for blending the musical lines by pairing popular R&B stars with some of the gospel greats so this year you can also be sure to tune into the show to see Tamar Braxton as a featured soloist on the stage among others.
This year’s Celebration of Gospel will also pay tribute to the legendary Reverend James Cleveland with an all-star moment including Dr. Bobby Jones, Kurt Carr, Donnie McClurkin and Rance Allen.
Everything kicks off in just a few weeks with a special recording for television at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 16th, but will air on BET on Sunday, April 7th.