First taped in Chicago at the Arie Crown Theater, the Stellar Awards is the first Gospel Music Awards show in the U.S., honoring Gospel Music Artists, writers, and industry professionals for their contributions to the Gospel Music Industry.
Tamela Mann at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards
Shifting from January to March 28, 2015, the show which is now moving to a new venue and taping date in celebration of its 30th Anniversary milestone has featured performances by The Clark Sisters, Kirk Franklin, Da’ T.R.U.T.H, Tye Tribbett, Mary Mary, Heather Headley, CeCe Winans, Marvin Sapp, Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin, Tamela Mann.
The Wardlaw Brothers
Shirley Caesar performing at the 2011 Stellar Awards
“I am excited about moving The Stellar Awards to the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas to celebrate our 30th Anniversary in a bigger, more elegant venue,” said Don Jackson, founder & executive producer of The Stellar Awards. “The 30th Anniversary of The Stellar Awards will mark the longest running Black awards show in television and we wanted to commemorate this historic occasion in a first class venue that we know our Gospel music stars and guests will enjoy.”
Open to the public, the show will air in broadcast syndication on 150 stations in over 125 markets around the country during the Easter holiday season from April 5 – May 3, 2015.
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