From the Directors

"The Gospel Music Festival is the highlight of the year for me. To see my vision of putting gospel music in its proper place as an American treasure and to see so many young people involved is more than I could have asked or imagined.  For those who aren't familiar with gospel music, the festival invites you on a journey that transcend religion, politics or race.  There is something about this music that touches everyone who is involved, both performer and listener. I believe that the festival helps us all realize the important contributions of African-Americans, music that sustained their journey and afforded them a peace of mind and spirit.  We seek to experience the totality of human emotions and spirit through the avenue of gospel music." 
- Dr. Baruch Whitehead