Mega Event to be held at Theater at Madison Square Garden
NEW YORK, NY – January 27, 2014 – Television Show Host Wendy Williams and EXTRA TV Correspondent AJ Calloway were announced today as co-hosts for the 15th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration. GRAMMY® Award-winning Motown Gospel Artist Tasha Cobbs has also been announced as a performer for the pre-show.
Sponsored by American Family Insurance, the NFL Sanctioned concert brings faith, football and music together – all on one stage for a night full of performances by award-winning artists, church and faith leaders and special guests. Kicking off Super Bowl XLVIII weekend, the mega-event will be held at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Friday, January 31, 2014.
Named as one of the “35 Most Powerful People in Media” by The Hollywood Reporter, Wendy Williams is known to audiences as the host of her long-running and popular talk show “The Wendy Williams Show.” A best-selling author and media personality, Wendy brings years of experience captivating audiences with her distinctive and entertaining personality. AJ Calloway wears many hats: as an entrepreneur, television personality and correspondent of the popular syndicated entertainment news show “EXTRA.” AJ is well known for being at the center of all things entertainment – interviewing the most talked about celebrities, athletes and notables in the country.
Joining the exceptional line-up of performers for the 15th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration will be GRAMMY® Award-winning and Motown Gospel artist Tasha Cobbs. Sponsored by American Family Insurance, two winners of the special “Your Dream is Out There” Gospel Sensations contest, won an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to sing with Tasha Cobbs live at the pre-show for the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration.
Previously announced as the headliner of the concert event, is legendary entertainer and GRAMMY® Award-winner Patti LaBelle. Other performances at this year’s concert include GRAMMY® Award-winning Gospel duo Mary Mary, GRAMMY® nominated Christian contemporary singer Natalie Grant, Dove Award-winning vocalist & actress Tamela Mann, GRAMMY® Award-winning Gospel artist and Pastor of Perfecting Faith Church in New York, Donnie McClurkin and the NFL Player’s Choir, which is exclusively composed of current and former players, being lead this year by Myron Butler, as well as Ray Chew (American Idol, BET Awards, Miss Universe 2013) who will be serving as this year’s musical director.
Since its inception in 1999, the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration has donated a portion of its proceeds and more than 5,500 tickets to local and national charities. This year’s benefactor is St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Tickets to the concert are currently available for purchase on www.ticketmaster.com. The show will air in national syndication over broadcast television stations in February 2014. Air dates and local listings to be announced in January.
Sponsoring this year’s green room, The Credit Suisse Green Room experience at the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration will be an oasis of relaxation and hospitality for guests. The room will feature lounging areas, refreshments and a Mediterranean-style cuisine, providing the ultimate VIP experience.
About The Super Bowl Gospel Celebration:
The Super Bowl Gospel Celebration was launched in Miami in 1999 during Super Bowl XXXIII weekend. In 2002, the event became the first, and remains the only concert sanctioned by the National Football League (NFL). The show has drawn crowds in the thousands and has demonstrated growth year-after-year, selling out venues in major Super Bowl host cities including Dallas, Tampa, Detroit, Jacksonville, Houston and Phoenix. For more information, visit:
www.SuperBowlGospel.com, Facebook.com/SuperBowlGospel and Twitter.com/SuperBowlGospel.
About American Family Insurance:
Based in Madison, Wisconsin, American Family Insurance offers auto, homeowners, life, business and farm/ranch insurance in 19 states and is the nation’s third-largest mutual property/casualty insurance company and ranks 382nd on the Fortune 500 list. For more information visit: www.amfam.com, Facebook.com/amfam, Twitter.com/amfam, and www.youtube.com/amfam.
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