The “Big Gospel Weekend” Returns to Richmond, VA, July 7 -8, 2018

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5th Baptist Church, 1415 West Cary Street &

Byrd Park’s Dogwood Dell

Saturday & Sunday, July 7- 8, 2018 at 5pm

TBR — May 9, 2018– Richmond, VA – One of the biggest Gospel Weekends on the East Coast is getting set to return to Richmond, VA on Saturday, July 7th and Sunday, July 8th, 2018.  The East Coast Gospel Music Summer Fest will kick off at 5th Baptist Church, 1415 West Cary Street on Saturday, July 7th at 5pm with a special showcase from some of the East Coast best choirs as they perform and minister on the GospelCHOIR LOVE” showcase.  This will be a great evening for the entire family as Gospel Music will be presented with impeccable harmonies in various styles, filled with love.

Special guests for the evening include JOHN FOXX & New Fellowship, Eric Waddell & The Abundant Life Singers (from Baltimore, MD), the GMWA Goochland Mass Choir, EMA Live (from Newport News, VA), Pastor Larry Miles and more to be announced.

On Sunday, July 8th @ 5p.m, the city of Richmond 62nd Festival of the Arts will once again host “The 9th Annual Gospel Music Fest with The Belle” in Byrd Park at Dogwood Dell.  This year’s star studded concert lineup includes Minister Earnest Pugh, G.I., Minister Earl Bynum, The Virginia Aires, Lee Walker & Spirit, James Johnson, John Foxx & Leviticus, Peggy Britt, Pastor Larry Miles & Fresh Anointing Cathedral Praise Ensemble and one more guest soon to be announced.

Admission is absolutely FREE for both events!

The 1st East Coast Gospel Music Summer Fest, birthed in Richmond, VA July 2010, under its visionary, Sheilah Belle “The Belle” has since become a music staple in the city of Richmond and on the East Coast, and is proud to once again return to a city that has long been known for its mixture of Traditional and Quartet sounds.  Now listed as one of the largest outdoor Gospel Concerts on the East Coast, with crowds up to 12,000, the Dogwood Dell stage in Byrd Park is now set for some of the biggest names in Gospel once again.

Visionary and Executive Producer of the BIG GOSPEL WEEKEND, Sheilah Belle “The Belle

This year’s annual event will be also include social media coverage with one-on-one interviews from center stage to back stage on Facebook live/Sheilah Belle and on


The memorable evening concert under the stars on Sunday, July 8th is slated to start at 5:00p.m. Be sure to get there early for a good seat.


The Big Gospel Weekend is FREE TO THE PUBLIC!  -LOCK IT IN!