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Gospel Music Workshop Of America Annual Music Conference Takes Place August 13-19, 2011 In Tampa

The Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA) will call Tampa home this August as the convention heads south after two successful conventions in Cincinnati.

The biggest Gospel music convention brings its celebration of all things Gospel with a new line up of amazing concerts, showcases and speakers to South Florida on August 13-19th at the Tampa Convention Center, located at 333 S. Franklin Street, Tampa FL.

With a membership of thousands that include radio announcers, artists, promoters, independent companies, label executives and fans, this Convention will incorporate academic classes, evangelism and outreach, daily church services nightly musicals and showcases.

GMWA will bring world-renowned ministers, speakers and artists to Tampa for the morning “Daily Bread” ministry services including Bishop Brian D. Moore, Rev. Jasper Williams, Prophet Brian Mosley and Bishop Paul S. Morton.

Verizon, long time supporter of faith-based initiatives and sponsor of How Sweet The Sound Choir Competition, will again sponsor several events during GMWA week.   There will be two “Midnight Musicals” featuring some of today’s popular gospel artists including Kirk Franklin, James Fortune & F.I.Y.A., JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise, Rance Allen, John P. Kee, Myron Butler, Dorinda Clark Cole and more!

Nightly Youth Musicals featuring today’s hippest Gospel hip hop artists Lecrae, Canton Jones and more will take place at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Resort. Culminating the week will be a very special ‘Tribute to the King’ concert. This concert will be an audio and video recording commemorating GMWA founder, Rev. James Cleveland’s 80th Birthday.

Events are accessible by purchasing a Day or Week Pass at the Exhibition Hall at the Tampa Convention Center. Tickets to the nightly musicals can also be purchased. More information and a detailed schedule of events can be found on-line at www.gmwanational.net

GMWA 2011 Key Events

**Schedule subject to change

GMWA SERVES – A community-service day.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13

Daily Bread Services: MONDAY – THURSDAY

Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm

Location: TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER – BALLROOM

333 S. Franklin St, Tampa FL 33602

  • Monday 8/15 – Bishop Brian D. Moore (Charleston, SC)
  • Tuesday 8/16 – Rev. Jasper Williams (Atlanta GA)
  • Wednesday 8/17 – Prophet Brian Mosley (Atlanta GA)
  • Thursday 8/18 – Bishop Paul S Morton (Atlanta GA)

Verizon “How Sweet The Sound” Midnight Musicals: Tuesday, August 16 & Wednesday August 17

Time: Doors Open at 11:00pm Starts Promptly at 12 Midnight

Location: TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER – BALLROOM

333 S. Franklin St, Tampa FL 33602

Tuesday: Kirk Franklin, James Fortune & F.I.Y.A., JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise and Jessica Reedy

Wednesday: Rance Allen, John P. Kee, Marvin Sapp and Dorinda Clark Cole

SPECIAL PRESS EVENTS:

GMWA Serves Press Conference – Friday, August 12

2:00pm

Location: TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER – BALLROOM

333 S. Franklin St, Tampa FL 33602

CRSTAL MIC AWARDS – Thursday, August 18

1:00pm Red Carpet

2:00pm – Crystal Mic Awards: Honoring Media & Radio in Gospel

Location: Tampa Waterside Marriott – Grand Ballroom A-F

700 S. Florida Avenue, Tampa FL 33602

SALUTE TO QUARTETS – Thursday, August 18

7:00pm -Quartet Division Salute to Quartets

Location: TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER – BALLROOM

333 S. Franklin St, Tampa FL 33602

TRIBUTE TO THE KING – Friday, August 19

6:00pm – Doors Open

7:00pm – Finale Concert: Live Audio & Video Recording Commemorating Founder, Rev. James Cleveland’s 80th Birthday

Location: TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER – BALLROOM

333 S. Franklin St, Tampa FL 33602

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Michael Jones is the Director of Public Relations for Urban Roundup Group, LLC and Chief Editor of uGospel.com. 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.