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Hudson Valley Gospel Fest 2020: Ain’t That Good News

Fri February 21 - Sun February 23, 2020 Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 US

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General Adult Admission

Friday Feb 21, 2020 4:00pm - Sunday Feb 23, 2020 4:00pm EST

Weekend pass includes workshops, headliner concerts, & (2) buffet meals on Friday & Sunday.

Student General Admission

Friday Feb 21, 2020 4:00am - Sunday Feb 23, 2020 4:00pm EST

For students ages 13-18 *parents also need to be registered

Weekend pass includes workshops, headliner concerts, & (2) buffet meals on Friday & Sunday.

Event Information

Calling all Gospel Festival enthusiasts! 

Come celebrate black history month and a multi-day event experiencing Gospel Music in the Heart of the Hudson Valley. This weekend will explore gospel music through time and offer 40 minute breakout/workshop sessions focusing on traditional and contemporary gospel, call and response, spoken word, shedding, open voice workshops, visual arts, music directing, youth choir (ages 12-17) and drum and dance ministry. Participants will be able to take part and sign up for 8 workshops and a red carpet worship performance will culminate the weekend. In addition to the breakout sessions and concerts, the weekend will also host vendors who specialize in choir related merchandise, concert apparel and formal wear.  This interactive historical, spiritual and cultural event will move hearts and keep attendees entertained all weekend long.

Weekend Line Up

 

Friday, February 21, 2020

4:00-10:00PM                   Registration Check In Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel

4:00-10:00PM                   Vendors Open

6:00-8:00PM                     Dinner Buffet (MHCC) included with registration cost

8:00-10:00PM                   Evolution of Gospel Music Concert Review (MHCC)

10:00PM-12:00AM             Shedding Session

Location: Changepoint Theater

260 Mill Street Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

 

Saturday, February 22, 2020

7:00-10:00AM                    House Breakfast if staying at Poughkeepsie Grand

9:00AM -10:00PM               Vendors Open

9:00AM-12:00PM                Gospel Workshops * see FAQ for full listings

12:00-1:30PM                    Dine Around in Poughkeepsie

1:30-5:15PM                      Gospel Workshops* see FAQ for full listings

5:15-7:00PM                      Dine Around in Poughkeepsie

7:00-10:00PM                    Red Carpet Concert with Everett Drake  (MHCC)

 

Sunday, February 23, 2020

8:00-10:00AM                    House Breakfast if staying at Poughkeepsie Grand

10:00AM-12:00PM              Sunday Liturgy at partnering Churches *see list of participating churches

12:00-1:30PM                    Catered Brunch and Hat Show (MHCC) included with registration cost 

1:30-4:00PM                      Headliner Concert

4:00PM                              Event concludes

 

Host Hotel

Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and Conference Center

40 Civic Center Plaza

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

$139 per night + tax

In order to receive the discounted rate of $139.00 plus tax, and/or be a part of the HV Gospel Fest hotel room block, all reservations must be booked directly on Hotel’s website www.pokgrand.com with the special promotion group code “GOSPEL” or call Hotel directly 845-485-5300 and mention the group name. Do not book through any 3rd party website, rates will not be modified.

The group code is:  GOSPEL

 

Questions or to Volunteer:  elevy@artsmidhudson.org

For FAQ’s see https://dutchesstourism.com/ for more information.

 

 

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Location

Majed J. Nesheiwat Convention Center (MHCC)
14 Civic Center Plaza
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 US

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