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Corey Barksdale to Perform at 29th Chicago Gospel Music Festival



The city of Chicago has a rich history of birthing award winning Gospel music and legendary artists. One of the many platforms which has helped to showcase this world-renowned music genre is the Annual Chicago Gospel Music Festival.  For 29 years, the city of Chicago has joined with the Gospel Music Community in celebrating this beloved genre of music.

The Chicago Gospel Music Festival showcases the best in local, national and international Gospel Music performers and is presented by Black McDonalds Operators Association

This year, Gospel artist, Corey Barksdale, a native of Chicago, will join other national and local artists, as he takes the stage during the 29th Chicago Gospel Music Festival.

On, Saturday, June 28th, Corey Barksdale will be one of the performers on the “Chicago’s Next” Day Stage during the Chicago Gospel Music Festival. The “Chicago’s Next” Day Stage will take place at Ellis Park, 37th and Cottage Grove and will begin at1:30pm.

Corey Barksdale’s highly requested song “Persona” is one of many songs which will have attendees on their feet during The Chicago Gospel Music Festival. The Ellis Park stage will also showcase the McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour featuring: Erica Campbell, Anthony Brown & Group Therapy, Kurt Carr and Mississippi Mass Choir

Growing up in Chicago, Corey looked forward to attending the Chicago Gospel Music Festival and he will now have the opportunity to share the message of Jesus Christ through song, with the city he loves.

“I’m so excited about singing at the Chicago Gospel Music Fest. I’m grateful for the chance to share gospel music with those who need it the most; the people who aren’t in church every Sunday! I remember going to the Gospel Fest with my Grandmother, she loved to hear those people sing about Jesus in the park. Now I’m one of those people and I’m honored!”

“Looking forward to a time of High Praise, Victory Dances, Real Worship and Good Fellowship! I’m going to have a good time at The Chicago Gospel Fest this year” The best in Gospel Music is always represented at Chicago’s Gospel Music Fest and I’m excited to be a part of it this year!”

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About Mike Jones

Michael Jones is the Director of Public Relations for Urban Roundup Group, LLC and Chief Editor of He began his career in the Gospel Music Industry upon graduating from Rowan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. Since then, Jones has had the honor of interviewing Kirk Franklin, Donald Lawrence, Erica Campbell, Deitrick Haddon and many more of Gospel’s elite.