The 16th Annual Allstate Gospel SuperFest television extravaganza is currently airing in television syndication now until April 19th. (Check local listings for dates and times.)
Thousands attended the TV taping in Chicago for the star-studded array of performers, hosts and presenters that resemble a made in Hollywood presentation recently.
Mega-stars Vivica A. Fox, (Celebrity Apprentice), Fonzworth Bentley (Making the Band, Lift Every Voice) and Wendy Raquel Robinson (The Game) hosted the national televised event that had something for music fans of all ages held at the House of Hope Arena.
The Allstate Gospel SuperFest, the most widely distributed TV show in black gospel music history, kept its promise with its trendsetting production. This year’s line-up featured chart topping inspirational recording artists including; The Rance Allen Group, Dorinda Clark-Cole, J. Moss, Bishop Larry Trotter, Ricky Dillard, The Walls Group, Shirley Murdock, Brent Jones, Lisa Page Brooks, Lexi, Vanessa Bell Armstrong,and many others. Over thirty national acts performed on to the stage during event. Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented to Bishop Marvin Winans and gospel great Richard Smallwood given by Bishop Paul S. Morton.
The show is title-sponsored by Allstate Insurance Company of Northbrook, IL. Allstate has been title sponsor of The Gospel SuperFest for seven consecutive years. “We are absolutely thrilled to work with the Allstate Insurance Company. It is a privilege and honor to have the faith and confidence of a prestigious corporation like Allstate”, says show founder and executive producer Bobby Cartwright, Jr.
The Allstate Gospel SuperFest is one of the nation’s largest TV recordings in the field of urban-targeted, inspirational music and entertainment. Founded in 1998, the show has maintained a consistent presence in broadcast syndication for 15 consecutive years. Releasing five one-hour specials a year, The Allstate Gospel Superfest is carried by major TV network affiliated stations including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW, & MYTV. The production is known for its elaborate staging, trendsetting production and Hollywood styled approach to gospel music television. Allstate Gospel SuperFest TV programming reaches millions of TV viewers annually via domestic syndication and Cable, The Allstate Gospel SuperFest is the most widely distributed TV brand in the history of black gospel music television. Gospel SuperFest is a trade name of Unity Media Limited of Ohio.