For the third consecutive year, Grammy, Stellar, Dove, BET and NAACP Image Award-winning Gospel mega-star Fred Hammond returns to the road with the Festival of Praise
2016 Tour, the star-studded national event he founded several years ago.
The Festival of Praise Tour 2016 will feature performances by the biggest names in the industry, from Hezekiah Walker, the singer/composer/choir leader/radio host, and visionary founder and Senior Pastor of the Love Fellowship Tabernacle Churches in Brooklyn, and Bensalem, PA., to the electrifying Israel Houghton & New Breed, bringing the voices and sounds of music with African, Middle Eastern and South American slants, and Karen Clark Sheard, the multi-Grammy® winner and former member of the legendary female group, The Clark Sisters. The lineup also features Regina Belle, who recorded the Grammy® winning song, “A Whole New World,” for the film, Aladdin. Comedian “Earthquake” will serve as show host.
In Omaha, see The Festival of Praise Tour October 13, 7PM, at The Ralston Arena 7300 Q ST, Ralston NE 68127.
Tickets are available at Ralston Arena Box Office, homepridetix.com or 800.440.3741. Last year’s show thrilled a huge Omaha audience, and even brought Ralston’s Mayor, Donald A. Groesser, to the stage. This is the tour’s second year in Omaha.
“FOP 2016 is going to be off the chain!,” Hammond said, adding, “ The thing I love about this tour is that no matter who you are or where you’ve come from, you’re guaranteed to have a great time, something is surely going to inspire you, and you’re going to want to come back again and again! You definitely don’t want to miss this so don’t be late because we’ve got an incredible show planned from beginning to end!”
One of the most revered singer/songwriter/producers in Christian music today, Fred Hammond is the triple threat that has gone on to sell over 10 million albums worldwide. He is considered the architect behind the “Urban Praise & Worship” phenomenon in Gospel music today. The Detroit native who is now based in Dallas where tour production is currently underway, plans to release a new CD to coincide with the tour; the new CD is expected out in October on RCA Records.