The top ten finalists of the Jamaica Gospel Competition will lift their voices in praise as they vye for the prestigious title on Sunday August 5 at the National Stadium. Beginning at 7 p.m. the praise-filled event will see guest performances by the 2017 Jamaica Gospel Song Competition winner Shaughna-Lee Steele and renowned Gospel artiste Prodigal Son. The Jamaica Gospel Song has held steady for over 30 years, and shows no sign of declining with a top of the line roundup of contestants, each of whom will be giving it their all at the Grand Final.
Organized by Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) an Agency of the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Jamaica Gospel Song Competition continues to challenge Gospel singers and song-writers to put their best foot forward when entering the Gospel arena.
“Without a doubt, the Jamaica Gospel Song Competition has made its mark as a platform for unearthing renowned Gospel talent and we know this year’s finalists will be equally impressive,” said Marketing and Public Relations Consultant at the JCDC, Andrew Clunis.
Tickets for this event are adults $1000 presold and $1200 at the gate, while children’s tickets are $400 and may be purchased from the JCDC Head Office at 3-5 Phoenix Ave, Kingston 10, between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm daily. Presold tickets may also be purchased at the Independence Village at the JCDC’s booth between 12 noon and 5:00 pm daily.
Other ticket locations include Sangster’s Bookstores locations: Cross Roads, Portmore Mall and Spanish Town and Fontana Pharmacy locations in Barbican, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Savana La Mar and Mandeville. For additional convenience, tickets may also be purchased from the JCDC Online Store at www.jcdcjamaica.com.
The Grand Finale of the Jamaica Gospel Song Competition is sponsored by CHASE Fund, Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation, Almond Production, Universal Service Fund, Happy Ice, Jamcopy, Norman Manley International Airport, Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority, Excelsior, Airports Authority of Jamaica, May Sparkling Juice, Perpetual Sounds of Praise and Kevin Downswell Ministries.
Launched in 1987, the Jamaica Gospel Song Competition has gone on to become a staple programme of the Jamaica Festival celebrations, providing a platform for the expression and expansion of indigenous Jamaican Gospel. The competition has, over the years, given birth to many household names in the genre; Lubert Levy, Glacia Robinson, Kevin Downswell, and Kerron Ennis to name a few.