MegaFest Returns to Atlanta July 19-22—Exciting 2006 Lineup of Events
Aretha Franklin - Donnie McClurkin - Kirk Franklin - Tye Tribbett - Steve Harvey
ATLANTA, July 12, 2006—MegaFest, the popular four-day event hosted by Bishop T.D. Jakes, is attracting not only huge crowds, but also top musical talent including stars like Aretha Franklin and potential future stars competing at MegaFest 2006 in the finals of a nationwide talent search.
Celebration of Unity Concert-A treat for music lovers, the Celebration of Unity Concert pays tribute to Bishop T.D. Jakes, commemorating his 30 years in ministry. This special evening features the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, who revisits her gospel roots for a spirit-filled performance unlike any her fans have enjoyed since her Amazing Grace project recorded with the late Rev. James Cleveland. Along with the Queen of Soul, the Queen of Gospel Pastor Shirley Caesar joins the musical lineup to deliver the Grammy award-winning performances her loyal fans expect and relish. The concert also includes performances by Donnie McClurkin, Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Jeff Majors, Kelly Price, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, and the Grammy award-winning Potter's House Mass Choir.
(Thursday, July 20, 8:00 p.m.-Georgia Dome)
"Just Churchin' " Comedy Show-MegaFest's wildly popular laugh-fest, "Just Churchin' " showcases the comedic talents of host Steve Harvey, and features Tommy Davidson, Jonathan Slocumb, David Mann (Mr. Brown), and Vickie Winans at this family-friendly event.
(Friday, July 21, 7:30 p.m.-Philips Arena)
You're Not Forgotten Concert-A spiritually-electrified concert for young adults, the You're Not Forgotten Concert, hosted by Deitrick and Damita Haddon, features some of the music industry's most popular artists including Tye Tribbett, Kim Burrell, 21:03, Myron Butler & Levi, iroCc.
(Friday, July 21, 7:30 p.m.-Georgia World Congress Center)
Gospel Talent Search-A nationwide competition showcasing tomorrow's brightest gospel music stars. Kraft's 3rd Annual Gospel Talent Search culminates at MegaFest where finalists will compete before the Grammy-winning gospel performance duo Mary Mary.
(Friday, July 21, 5:00 p.m.-Georgia World Congress Center)
MegaFest 2006 is supported in part by: The Coca-Cola Company, The Clorox Company (The Makers of Pine-Sol® Cleaner and Clorox® Regular-Bleach), Delta Air Lines, Gospel Today Magazine, Bank of America, Office of Minority Health, ï€ Kraft Foods, General Mills, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration).
REGISTRATION: On-site registration for MegaFest 2006 is $40 per person. For more information call 1-877-TDJ-MEGA or visit online at www.Mega-Fest.com. Tickets for the Celebration of Unity Concert, "Just Churchin' " Comedy Show, and the You're Not Forgotten Concert are available at www.Mega-Fest.com or through Ticketmaster.