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April 25, 2013

Eight groups performing Friday at Gospel Fest

Niagara Gazette — “Men in White,” will be among the many gospel groups performing Friday a the Community Missions of Niagara Frontier’s annual spring concert, “Gospel Fest” at First Baptist Church, 554 Main St., Niagara Falls.

Gospel Fest is in its 15th year of bringing an array of local Western New York performers to the stage. The goal is to bring the faith community together for a time of song, celebration and unity that encourages the community to work together to serve the poor, the marginalized, and the oppressed. A brief presentation of the work of Community Missions is offered during the concert.

Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Missions’ Food Pantry, if possible. A free-will offering will be taken to help support the work of Community Missions, which includes a homeless shelter, food pantry, soup kitchen, parole re-entry, HIV/AIDS and other needed services. A reception with light refreshments follows the concert

Attendees and performers at Gospel Fest will be automatically entered into a drawing for a pair of free VIP tickets to see The Gaithers in concert at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, in Saratoga on May 29. The tickets are provided by Pathway Concert Promotions. Additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase at Gospel Fest.

This year’s performers include:

• Men In White Choir, Buffalo

• Christ Redemption Tabernacle, Niagara Falls

• Revelation, St. Paul Lutheran Church, North Tonawanda

• Mt. Erie Male Chorus, Mt. Erie Baptist Church, Niagara Falls

• The Gathering Band, Pendleton Center United Methodist Church, North Tonawanda

• “Come See A Man” Praise Singers, Niagara Falls

• Tribe of Judah, Grand Island

• Ami Measer with members of the CrossRoads Blues Project , Buffalo

Additional information and event background can be found at www.communitymissions.org/gospelfest. Doors open for seating at 6:30 p.m. Gospel Fest is a family friendly event that is open to the public. Admission is free.

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