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Saturday, July 11 & Sunday, July 12, 2015

With Dorothy Norwood, Minister Earl Bynum,

Larry Bland and the Volunteer Choir Reunited featuring Promise,

Livre, Almetta Ingram, Brookland Allstars, and MANY more

East Coast Gospel

Source: Sheilah Belle / Sheilah Belle

TBR — Richmond, VA – One of the biggest Gospel Weekends on the East Coast is getting set to return to Richmond, VA on Saturday, July 11th and Sunday, July 12th 2015.

On Saturday July 11th, The Big Gospel Weekend kicks off with  it’s the 3rd Annual East Coast Gospel Music Summer Fest, returning to 5th Baptist Church, 1415 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA.

When Sheilah Belle, “The Belle” and her “B Kore Crew” FIRST created the East Coast Gospel Music Summer Fest in July 2013 they had no idea how the success of the weekend event would touch so many lives, but it did! Gospel music from all styles were represented with Dr. Bobby Jones, Troy Sneed, Chanel of Trin-I-Tee 5:7, The Showers, Monica Lisa Stevenson, Earl Bynum & The Mount, Eric Waddell & The Abundant Life Singers, Javen, Petula Beckles, Bryan Pound, Ruth La’Ontra and so many others, along with a Gospel Hip-Hop segment.

The event created a blessed networking opportunity for newcomers in the Gospel community as well as established and industry executives.

This year East Coast Gospel Music Summer Fest 2015 with be returning for its 3rd year with a special Seasoned Music Work Session with Music Giant Stu Gardner and Four time Stellar Award Nominated James Johnson.

A special addition to the morning lineup will include M.I.C. Check (Music Intensive and Consortium) with Bryan Andrew Wilson, Dr. Larry Reid and other invited industry music executives. This will include a music intensive instructional class for New and Independent artists.

Join Bill Carpenter, Sheilah Belle, “The Belle”, J. T. Logan; CEO of Four Deep and several other industry executives when they break down what it takes to have effective Branding, Promotions and Marketing for you and your product and get response.

On Saturday evening (July 11, 2015), Don’t Miss, the East Coast Gospel Music Summer Fest Praise Party from 6p.m.- 9p.m. Already confirmed to performed are Dr. Larry D. Reid, Peggy Britt & Unison, (Don’t miss her powerful testimony), Alexis Spight, LIVRE, Almetta Ingram, Zion’s Voice, Lisa Winn, The Bishop’s Quartet, Chiquita L. Cross, Donte’ McCutchen, Mel Holder, No Chains, Kim Robinson and this list is STILL growing.


The 6th Annual Gospel Music Fest with The Belle!

Festival of the Arts @ Dogwood Dell, Richmond, VA

Sunday, July 12, 2015 @ 5p.m.

Dorothy Norwood

Source: Dorothy Norwood CD Cover / Dorothy Norwood

Larry Bland

Source: The Belle Report / The Belle Report

With special guests Dorothy Norwood, The Brooklyn All Stars,

“Larry Bland & The Volunteer Choir REUNITED” Featuring “Promise,”

Minister Earl Bynum, Petula Beckles, The Virginia Aires,

And James Johnson and the Voices of Cedar Street



On Sunday, July 12, 2015, The Belle will also celebrate “The 6th Annual Gospel Music Fest with The Belle” apart of the Festival of the Arts of Dogwood Dell. The annual outdoor event is set to return to a city that has long been known for its mixture of Traditional and Quartet sounds. Now listed as one of the largest outdoor Gospel Concerts on the East Coast, the Dogwood Dell stage in Byrd Park is now set for some of the biggest names in Gospel.

This year’s special guests include Gospel legend Dorothy Norwood, The Brooklyn All Stars, Larry Bland & The Volunteer Choir Reunited, featuring Promise, James Johnson and the Voices of Cedar Street, Minister Earl Bynum, the Virginia Aires and Petula Beckles.

If you are interested in participating e-mail

Both events are FREE to the public.

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