By Sheilah Belle
RICHMOND, VA/TBR/ — Premier Festivals, one of the largest outdoor concert promoters delivered a Stellar Gospel lineout for a sold out crowd at Kings Dominion.
This year’s lineup included opening act Titus Jackson & Friends, Humble Tip, Dee-1, Tye Tribbett, David Mann, Tamela Mann and returning Fred Hammond.
Kicking off close to 4:00p.m., with host emcee, Bone Hampton, the evening was packed with energetic performances that included Gospel Hip Hop to Gospel Urban and sprinkles of Traditional.
Grammy Award Winner Tye Tribbett delivered an amazing energetic set as her performed many of his back to back hits with strong background vocal support and with quick moves that kept the crowd hyped.
New to the headline roaster was David Mann. While he said he was “nervous before taking the stage”, Mann, touched everyone in the crowd with his humor and funny jokes that included something for everyone. He talked about the importance of loving one another and wished there were more romantic music choices for Christians to pull from when they might want to spend some quite time with their significant other. His comments were met with cheers and applause.
Grammy and Multiple Stellar Award winner Tamela Mann, was simply flawless as she performed a beautiful medley of her hit songs before wrapping up her set with Take Me to the King.
Returning to Joyfest this year after battling double knee surgery was Grammy and Stellar Award Winner Fred Hammond. He is truly a fan favorite as the crowd simply couldn’t get enough. He shared a bit of his testimony on how God gave him the strength to push through the pain and how he is still pushing but doing better and with less pain.
This was truly a blessed night, despite 90 degrees plus temperatures.