Mar 13, 2018

Festival of Praise Live at the Crown Theatre

Fayetteville, NC (March 8, 2018) – The Festival of Praise returns! Grammy, Stellar and Dove Award-winning gospel great Fred Hammond (“Blessed”) is bringing back the Festival of Praise Tour for 2018 with an inspiring and all new line up. This will be the Festival’s fourth installment. The Gospel eccentric tour will be live at the Crown Theatre on Tuesday, April 10. Don’t miss your chance to catch what people have called the most electrifying show in gospel music.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 9 and can be purchased online at, by phone at (888) 257-6208, in-person at the Crown Complex Box Office or at the Leisure Travel Office on Fort Bragg.


Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, filmmaker, and multi-platinum producer has sold over 15 million albums worldwide, with over 12 #1 hits reaching both gold and platinum status. A Christian Music Icon whose music reaches people from all walks of life. Chance the Rapper recently released a remake of Fred Hammond's song "Are You Ready" and Jamie Foxx sang his song "No Weapon" during his NAACP awards acceptance speech. He's worked with and admired by several well-known artists including Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg, 2017’s “The Voice” winner Chris Blue, "American Idol Winners Reuben Studdard & Fantasia Barrino, Boyz II Men, and Jodeci to name a few.


Heralded by Quincy Jones as the “baddest vocal cats on the planet!”, this group of amazing vocalists have been hailed as the most awarded a cappella group in history, with ten Grammy’s, ten Dove Awards (Gospel Music Awards), Best Jazz Vocal Group honors for seven consecutive years in Downbeat’s prestigious Reader’s and Critic’s Poll, a Soul Train Music Awards, and many more with multiple platinum and gold album sales!


Multiple Grammy, Stellar, BET, Dove, and NAACP award winner has had multiple #1 hits including his most popular single entitled “Stand” which went gold almost immediately after being publicly lauded by Oprah Winfrey! The New York pastor has sold over 10 million albums worldwide and recently made history as the current host of “The Donnie McClurkin Show”--the #1 radio program in the entire New York radio market with the highest ratings ever seen!


Inspired by Kirk Franklin, this song writer, arranger, and vocalist has had numerous hits and has been nominated for multiple awards since his album debut. While homeless with 4 children, he created and released his hit single which went on to become the #1 song in the country for over 29 consecutive weeks! His current single, “Favor of God” is burning up the radio airwaves and being performed by HBCU’s bands across America! Persevering through turbulent times, James Fortune is humbly hailed as the proverbial poster child for redemption.


Three times may actually be a charm after all! Coming on the scene in 2012, this artist’ breakthrough release “Best of Both Worlds” quickly snagged the #1 Spot on Billboard’s Gospel Music Charts. His second project followed suit by bombarding its way into the #1 spot again with his hit single “War”. Currently, Jenkins has the #2 single in the country “Grace” and critics are projecting he’ll be grabbing that familiar #1 spot again with the release of his sophomore project coming in March 2018!

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