With hundreds of people lining up four hours before the concert start time of 7pm, it was evident this year’s McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour (ICGT) was an eagerly anticipated event. The 2014 McDonald’s ICGT kicked off at Mount Airy COGIC in Philadelphia with more than 3,000 people in attendance. A surprise opening collaborative performance from all artists—Erica Campbell, Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers, Anthony Brown and group therAPy, Uncle Reece, Moses Tyson, and Mississippi Mass Choir—had the audience on their feet from the start of the show until the very end.
Ranging from the jokes of comedian Jonathan Slocumb to the traditional songs of Mississippi Mass Choir to the contemporary music of Erica Campbell, Kurt Carr, and Anthony Brown and group therAPy, to the hip-hop gospel sounds of Uncle Reece, there was laughter and inspirational and uplifting music for the entire family.
The McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour is in its eighth year and focuses on the importance of giving back to the community by supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). In recognition of the Charity’s 40th anniversary, this year's concert attendees learned more about RMHC and the important role it plays in helping families heal and thrive in their local community – and worldwide. Attendees were encouraged to support Ronald McDonald House Charities by participating in a love offering to help local families served by the Charity.
|May 10||Newark, NJ||McDonald’s Gospel Fest - Prudential Center||Sold Out|
|May 22||Philadelphia, PA||Mount Airy COGIC||Sold Out|
|May 23||Washington, DC||Ebenezer AME Church||Sold Out|
|June 5||Charlotte, NC*||The Park Church||Sold Out|
|June 6||Raleigh, NC||Wake Chapel Church||Sold Out|
|June 7||Greensboro, NC*||Mount Zion Baptist Church||Sold Out|
|June 19||Jackson, MS||Greater Bethlehem Temple Church||Sold Out|
|June 20||Memphis, TN||New Salem Baptist Church||Sold Out|
|June 27||Detroit, MI||Greater Grace Temple||Sold Out|
|June 28||Chicago, IL||Chicago Gospel Music Festival - Eliis Park||Sold Out|
|July 9||Atlanta, GA||Full Gospel Music Festival - GWCC||Sold Out|
|July 24||Los Angeles, CA||City of Refuge||Sold Out|
|July 25||Richmond, CA||Richmond Auditorium||Sold Out|
*locations will only feature Erica Campbell and Anthony Brown & Group Therapy
McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour brings together some of today’s top gospel music artists for an uplifting, fun time. But most importantly, the tour also raises donations for Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®). The Christian Post continues to cover amazing stories surrounding the tour from visiting the Atlanta Gatewood Ronald McDonald House with artists Erica Campbell and Anthony Brown to spotlighting a 25-year RMHC volunteer to highlighting a preview of the kick-off concert. Check out these amazing stories and video below!