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For the sixteenth year in a row, the Allstate Gospel Superfest brought together a bunch of gospel music’s finest to host a powerful night of praise, worship and entertainment.

While Vivica A. Fox returned to host for the sixth time and Shirley Caesar was honored with a lifetime achievement award, performances in between included the following: Karen Clark-SheardDorinda Clark-ColeCasey J, Lonnie HunterJonathan ButlerJames HallAlexis SpightJonathan McReynoldsTim Bowman Jr.Todd DulaneyBeverly CrawfordY’anna CrawleyCharles Butler & TrinityJJ Hairston & Youthful PraiseMary Wynn and the list goes on.

“God’s music deserves just as much attention to detail and precision recording as any other style of music,” Dr. Bobby Cartwright Jr., the Allstate Gospel Superfest founder and executive producer, said. “At Gospel Superfest we attempt to bring out the artistic attributes of the music and performance while keeping the message of faith, hope and inspiration, available to TV programmers and audiences.”

The show, which has previously recorded in Jacksonville, Raleigh, Memphis, Dallas, Washington D.C., New York and Atlanta, took a turn to Baltimore’s Coppin State PEC Arena this year (May 14) where well over 15 performers and groups hit the stage to witness through song and dance.

Allstate Gospel Superfest 2016 will be televised in the coming months (air date, time and station TBD), but here’s a first-look preview: Vivica A. Fox talks hosting; JJ Hairston, Alexis Spight, Lonnie Hunter, Tim Bowman Jr. and more discuss their newly released/upcoming projects on the red carpet (see video and photos below)…


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