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