The From Africa to Appalachia Foundation is presenting Gospel Fest 2018 on Saturday, June 9, at 4 PM in Martin Luther King Park at 350 W. 9th North St. in Morristown. This special free community event will feature a variety of choirs and soloists from Morristown and surrounding communities. Craft vendors, information booths, antique cars, free refreshments, and door prizes will all be part of this fun and inspirational concert. Morristown’s Parks and Recreation Department is a supporting partner for the event. Other sponsors include ORNL Federal Credit Union, Dockery Funeral Home, Golden Corral, Revs Trophies & Screen Printing, and WMTN’s The Gospel Hour.
The list of soloists, choirs and groups who will be on hand for this year’s Gospel Fest shows a great variety of styles and backgrounds. Performers returning for Gospel Fest IV are: the talented and inspiring Yolanda Treece, and Tammy Vega. New to the Gospel Fest this year are, from Morristown: Rock of Ages Baptist Church Choir, Brother & Sister from Bethel Baptist Church, Stew & New Nation, and The Fluker Sisters – Briana & Kelley; Macedonia Baptist Church Choir will be joining us from Newport; Faith from Greeneville; Von Whitman from Talbott, and Soul Lifters of Harriman. Reverend Bo Simpson of Thorn Hill will serve as the emcee for this free event.
From Africa to Appalachia (FATA) is a community-based organization dedicated to sharing the cultural, creative, and artistic spirit of African-Americans for whom Appalachia is home with the people of Upper East Tennessee.
For more information contact FATA secretary Patty Gracey at 423-327-2747.