This past Friday some of the hottest names in entertainment were gathered in Memphis for the 2014 McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour. Hosting the tour was one-half of sister duo Mary Mary and now solo artist Erica Campbell and comedian/actor Jonathan Slocumb.
Also on the tour was three-time 2014 Stellar Award-winners Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy, the remarkable Mississippi Mass Choir, the dynamic Kurt Carr, gospel’s latest hip-hop sensation Uncle Reece and organist Moses Tyson, Jr..
They put on a FREE concert to Support Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Memphis. The event was held at at New Salem Baptist Church. I arrived one hour before the event and line had already began to form. Fans wanted to make sure they got the best seat in the house for the sold out event.
There was a VIP meet and greet between the artists and Ronald McDonald House of Memphis families prior to the show. The artist stopped in took pictures and mingled with the families and guest. Ronald of Ronald McDonald was on hand to entertain the children.
Per the press release:
“The Memphis Area McDonald’s Owner Operators do so much to support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis,” said Caron Byrd, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis executive director. “This concert – featuring gospel music’s most talented artists – is a gift from McDonald’s to the community. We’re very thankful to be a part of this wonderful celebration of gospel music.”
Some of gospel music’s biggest acts have partnered with McDonald’s to give back to communities across the nation through the 12-city concert series.
“We’re delighted that we can bring this uplifting concert to the community here in Memphis,” said Darrell Byrd, local McDonald’s Owner Operator. “These concerts are a tremendous opportunity to praise the positive and expose consumers to the great music of some highly acclaimed, celebrated contemporary gospel artists.”
It was a great night of energy and fun; most of importantly it benefited a great cause.
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