Duke Energy Center isn’t the first place that comes to mind when the words “sacred space” are uttered, but evidently God don’t give a damn (sorry — dang) about the venue, just so long as you’re singin’, praisin’ and believin’. The big building formerly known as the Convention Center is the site of the 42nd Annual Gospel Music Workshop of America National Convention.
Aficionados and practitioners of all things Gospel, Contemporary Christian and Urban-Inspirational should check out the event, which starts on July 25. The interdenominational, week-long celebration features international guests, classes, seminars, evangelism and, of course, nightly music services.
The following acts (and many more) will appear live at the Center:
Bishop Paul S. Morton, Sr.
The Charles Fold Singers
The Tommies Reunion Choir
Youthful Praise featuring James “JJ” Hairston
Bishop Bobby Hilton and the Word of Deliverance Mass Choir
Tickets range from $20-40, and they’re available through ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
For more information, visit the official GMWA Web site.