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The World’s Greatest Gospel Event is back at the Prudential Center Arena!!

McDonald’s Gospelfest 2019
The World’s Greatest Gospel Event is back at the Prudential Center Arena!!


Iselin, NJ – The 37th Annual McDonald’s Gospelfest returns to the Prudential Center Arena (25 Lafayette Street, Newark, NJ) on Saturday, May 11th for the gospel event of the Screen Shot 2019-01-15 at 19.18.41 year.  This year’s show will be honoring the life and legacy of our “Queen Aretha Franklin”, a McDonald's Gospelfest Alumni who performed for three nights at Madison Square Garden.  Each night was sold out!  In 2013 the Queen returned to her gospel roots once again, this time at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ where she also had another sold out crowd.  This year's event will celebrate the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin's life and legacy with an All-Star cast to pay tribute to her.  This will be a special night that no one will want to miss.
McDonald’s Gospelfest tickets are on sale now at the Prudential Center Box Office at 973-757-6600, by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
McDonald’s New York Tri State Area Owner/Operators have tapped Emmy Award winner A. Curtis Farrow as Producer and Executive Director for the18th consecutive year.  “For 37 years, New York Tri State Area McDonald’s has been giving back to the gospel community and we appreciate it,” said A. Curtis Farrow.  “In my 19 years of producing this spectacular event, I must say I couldn’t be more excited about this year’s line-up.  This is our 37th year featuring talent from all ages and backgrounds, and I’m so excited!”
McDonald’s Gospelfest is an event that offers a full day experience. From 5pm to 7pm is the competition which includes rising stars of all ages and cultures competing in a variety of categories including Soloists, Choirs, Praise Dancers, Singing Groups, Gospel Comedians, Gospel Poets and Gospel Rappers. There thousands of amateur artists perform and share the stage with some of the greatest in Gospel History. The noteworthy gospel concert, beginning at 7:00pm, will feature some of the greatest artists in music history. Music is a universal language and McDonald’s Gospelfest is all about spreading love, peace and joy to everyone and welcomes all races, nationalities and beliefs.
McDonald’s Gospelfest originated in 1983 under the auspices of the McDonald’s Corporation and the McDonald’s New York Metro Owner/Operator Association.  Over thirty years later, it has emerged as the nation’s preeminent Gospel celebration, bringing joy, inspiration, encouragement and hope to millions of Americans. Previous McDonald’s Gospelfest participants have gone on to successful careers in entertainment, including the renowned Bishop Hezekiah Walker.
About McDonald’s New York Tri-State Restaurants
McDonald’s is one of the world’s best-known brands and is a global leader in food service. There are more than 600 McDonald’s restaurants, owned by 100 franchisees, located throughout the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Tri-State area.
About McDonald's
McDonald's USA, LLC, serves a variety of menu options made with quality ingredients to approximately 25 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent of McDonald's 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by businessmen and women. Customers can now log online for free at approximately 11,500 participating Wi-Fi enabled McDonald's U.S. restaurants. For more information, visit www.mcdonalds.com, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.