28th Sep, 2017

Donald Lawrence and Michelle Williams Set to Host The 2nd Annual SOAR Radio Awards

The Stellar Gospel Music Award winning SOAR Radio, the first BDS-monitored online gospel radio station, has announced its 2nd Annual Soar Radio Gospel Music Awards. The program will take place Monday, April 9, 2018 at 7:00 pm at The Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL 61101. The show, which will be taped for television broadcast, will feature performances honoring Gospel music’s pioneers from all genres.   The hosts for evening will be multi-award winning producer, Donald Lawrence, and celebrity personality Michelle Williams, of Destiny’s Child fame.

SOAR will hand out its Community Awards at a pre-show ceremony that starts at 6 pm with performances from artist such as Kevin Gray, Clifton Ross, Half Mile Home, and others.  The main presentation follows with the dynamic Beverly Crawford receiving the Legend Award, sister act Virtue earning the Milestone Award, singer/producer J. Moss taking the Pioneer Award, and the multi-talented Vashawn Mitchell receiving the Trailblazer Award.

The evening will also boast performances and appearances by a who’s who in modern gospel music with Le’Andria Johnson, Jekalyn Carr, Alexis SpightZacardi Cortez, James Fortune, Todd Dulaney, Myron Butler, and Gene Moore, among others.  SOAR Radio will also host an Empowerment Expo the day before on Sunday April 8th at The Tebala Shrine, 7910 Newburg Road, Rockford, IL 61108. It runs from 1:00 – 8:00 pm and features an Indie Artist Showcase judged by Gina Miller, General Manager of eOne’s Urban Inspiration department; Phil Thornton, General Manager of RCA Inspiration; Kelvin Leach, CEO of Lox Entertainment; and Michelle Williams.

Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or by calling the BMO Harris Box Office at (815) 968-5222.

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DeVante Arbet successfully garnered the title of The Gospel Guru; being widely sought out as the ‘in-the-know’ guy when it comes to the Gospel music industry. After years of honing his passion for Gospel music from an early age ‘the guru’ became a brand.

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