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Trendy At The Long Beach Gospel Festival

The rainy weather didn’t dampen festivities as the 5th Annual Long Beach Gospel Fest drew a crowd of thousands who came out to enjoy a star-studded lineup of the best gospel artists in music today.

Hosts of event, First Lady Myesha Chaney and Pastor Wayne Chaney, Jr. on the red carpet at the  Fifth Annual Long Beach Gospel Festival  Photo credit: Earl Gibson III

Hosts of event, First Lady Myesha Chaney and Pastor Wayne Chaney, Jr. on the red carpet at the
Fifth Annual Long Beach Gospel Festival
Photo credit: Earl Gibson III

 

 

Gwendolyn Osborne-Smtih with Kayla Smith (left) and Monique Green (right) of the TBS reality show "Meet The Smiths" on the red carpet at the  Fifth Annual Long Beach Gospel Festival  Photo credit: Earl Gibson III

Gwendolyn Osborne-Smtih with Kayla Smith (left) and Monique Green (right) of the TBS reality show “Meet The Smiths” on the red carpet at the
Fifth Annual Long Beach Gospel Festival
Photo credit: Earl Gibson III

Gospel singer and songwriter, Jessica Reedy and Fashion Designer, Kevan Hall on the red carpet at the  Fifth Annual Long Beach Gospel Festival  Photo credit: Earl Gibson III

Gospel singer and songwriter, Jessica Reedy and Fashion Designer, Kevan Hall
on the red carpet at the
Fifth Annual Long Beach Gospel Festival
Photo credit: Earl Gibson III

Artists included multi-award winning performers Deitrick Haddon, Tina Campbell, Tasha Cobbs, Kierra Sheard, Jonathan Nelson, Myron Butler and Jessica Reedy. Founded and hosted by Pastor Wayne Chaney, Jr. and wife Myesha of the Antioch Church of Long Beach, festival-goers were treated to a morning worship service led by Pastor Chaney which was followed by the afternoon concert.

Social media host and Stylist to the stars, GooGoo Atkins, interviews actor Dorien Wilson Photo credit: Earl Gibson III

Social media host and Stylist to the stars, GooGoo Atkins, interviews actor Dorien Wilson
Photo credit: Earl Gibson III

Tasha Cobbs performs at Fifth Annual Long Beach Gospel Festival Photo credit: Earl Gibson III

Tasha Cobbs performs
at Fifth Annual Long Beach Gospel Festival
Photo credit: Earl Gibson III

Pastor Wayne Chaney, Jr. and First Lady Myesha Chaney on stage at the Fifth Annual Long Beach Gospel Festival Photo credit: Blair Caldwell

Pastor Wayne Chaney, Jr. and First Lady Myesha Chaney on stage at the Fifth Annual Long Beach Gospel Festival
Photo credit: Blair Caldwell

This year’s festival included a special live red carpet periscope feed hosted by WEtv reality series personality and stylist to the stars, GooGoo Atkins, who also served as the event’s inaugural social media host. Taking us behind-the-scenes, Atkins conducted a backstage tour and interviewed celebrity attendees during arrivals such as Dorien Wilson, Judge Kevin Ross, designer Kevan Hall, Torrie Hart, Aaron D. Spears, Terry Hunt, Gwen Smith in addition to the show’s performers.

Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell, and GooGoo Atkins backstage at the Fifth Annual Long Beach Gospel Festival Photo credit: Blair Caldwell

Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell, and GooGoo Atkins backstage at the Fifth Annual Long Beach Gospel Festival
Photo credit: Blair Caldwell

Bishop Noel Jones speaks to crowd at the Fifth Annual Long Beach Gospel Festival Photo credit: Earl Gibson III

Bishop Noel Jones speaks to crowd at the Fifth Annual Long Beach Gospel Festival
Photo credit: Earl Gibson III

Deitrick Haddon brings the crowd to their feet at the  Fifth Annual Long Beach Gospel Festival Photo credit: Blair Caldwell

Deitrick Haddon brings the crowd to their feet at the
Fifth Annual Long Beach Gospel Festival
Photo credit: Blair Caldwell

By Samantha Ofole/Photos by Melissa Guy/FrontPage Firm & Earl Gibson III

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