From City Hall today:
Mayor Cory A. Booker today announced that Newark gospel group Slll & the Truth will headline the “Super Summer Gospel Bash” at the John F. Kennedy Recreation Center, on Saturday, September 8, at 5 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.
Slll & The Truth, founded by George Sykes III in 2001, combines staccato-infused harmonies with soul-stirring vocals, blending New Age Funk and R&B. They won the McDonald’s 2007 Gospel Fest, and have released two CDs.
Also scheduled to perform will be Deneen Jones (traditional gospel); Vessels of Triumph (praise dancers); SuSu Bobien (contemporary gospel); GL Douglas (clean family comedy); Bro. Haz (gospel rapper); and Azamar of Agape Family Worship Center (family gospel).
“Super Summer Gospel Bash celebrates timeless values and Newark’s rich heritage as a center of gospel music. Slll & The Truth and the other performers are adding new pages to that history,” said Mayor Booker. “We will hear music and words of empowerment, hope and praise, enjoy laughter and dance, and build bridges between people and communities as we continue to transform Newark during our Super Summer.”
The event is sponsored by the City. The Kennedy Center is located at 211 West Kinney Street, with the entrance on Howard Street. No tickets are necessary.
For further information on the event, contact Donnell Redding, the Program Coordinator, at (973) 733-6454.