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Saturday, July 11 & Sunday, July 12, 2015 (FREE!)

With Alexis Spight, Dorothy Norwood, Larry Bland and MANY more

TBR — Richmond, VA – One of the biggest Gospel Weekends on the East Coast is getting set to return to Richmond, VA on Saturday, July 11th and Sunday, July 12th 2015.

Kicking off on Saturday July 11th it’s the 3rd Annual East Coast Gospel Music Summer Fest, returning to 5th Baptist Church, 1415 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA.

When The Belle and her “B Kore Crew” FIRST created the East Coast Gospel Music Summer Fest in July 2013 they had no idea how the success of the weekend event would touch so many lives, but it did! Gospel music from all styles were represented with Dr. Bobby Jones, Troy Sneed, Erica Campbell, Byron Cage, Ben Tankard, Dottie Peoples, Chanel of Trin-I-Tee 5:7, The Showers, Monica Lisa Stevenson, Earl Bynum & The Mount, Eric Waddell & The Abundant Life Singers, Javen, Petula Beckles, Bryan Pound, Ruth La’Ontra and so many others, along with a Gospel Hip-Hop segment.

The event created a blessed networking opportunity for newcomers in the Gospel community as well as established and industry executives.

This year East Coast Gospel Music Summer Fest 2015 with return for its 3rd year with a special Workshop, Master Class, M.I.C. Check. Leadership Round Table and @ 6.m. The East Coast Gospel Music Summer Fest Praise Party at 5th Baptist Church, 1415 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA.

With Alexis Spight (The Glory)

LIVRE (Everything Coming Up Jesus)

Stu Gardner, Dr. Larry Reid, Peggy Brit, Almeta Ingram, AsOne

Along with Zion’s Voice, Lisa Winn, No Chains, Half Mile Home,

The Bishop’s Quartet, AsOne, Chiquita L. Cross, Donte’ McCutchen, Mel Holder,

Pastor Larry Miles, James Johnson, Kim Robinson and this list is STILL growing.

A special addition to the morning lineup will include M.I.C. Check (Music Intensive and Consortium) with Bryan Andrew Wilson, Dr. Larry Reid and other invited industry music executives. This will include a music intensive instructional class for New and Independent artists.

Join Bill Carpenter, Sheilah Belle, “The Belle”, J. T. Logan; CEO of Four Deep and several other industry executives when they break down what it takes to effectively Brand, Promote and Market you and your product and get response.

On Saturday evening, Don’t Miss, the 3rd Annual East Coast Gospel Music Summer Fest Praise Party from 6p.m.- 9p.m. Already confirmed to performed are Alexis Spight, Peggy Britt & Unison (Don’t miss her powerful testimony), Almeta Ingram, Lisa Winn, Chiquita Cross, AsOne, Half Mile Home, Donte’ McCutchen, Dr. Larry Reid, Zion’s Voice, Mel Holder, Kim Robinson and this list is STILL growing.


The 6th Annual Gospel Music Fest with The Belle!

Dogwood Dell, Richmond, VA

Sunday, July 12, 2015 @ 5p.m. *FREE to the Public



On Sunday, July 12, 2015, The Belle will also celebrate “The 6th Annual Gospel Music Fest with The Belle” at Dogwood Dell. The annual outdoor event is set to return to a city that has long been known for its mixture of Traditional and Quartet sounds. Now listed as one of the largest outdoor Gospel Concerts on the East Coast, the Dogwood Dell stage in Byrd Park is now set for some of the biggest names in Gospel.

This year’s special guests include Gospel legend Dorothy Norwood, Larry Bland and the Volunteer Choir Reunited, featuring Promise, The Brooklyn Allstars, AsOne, James Johnson and the Voices of Cedar Street, Minister Earl Bynum, the Virginia Aires, Petula Beckles and Half Mile Home.

If you are interested in being a sponsor, a vendor, performing exclusively during a praise brake or participating, e-mail

as soon as possible for details.

Both events are FREE to the pubic.

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