Looking for something to do over the weekend? You may want to go to Centennial Park in downtown Atlanta and enjoy a free Gospel concert. Praise in the Park, an outdoor Gospel concert sponsored by Nissan South and radio station Praise 102.5 will take place on August 10th from 12-8 pm.
The event will feature some of the hottest acts on the Gospel scene. Some of the artist performing at the event include; Tye Tribbett, James Fortune, Veronica Petrucci, Lexi, Tasha Cobbs, Deitrick Haddon, Issac Carree, Bishop Paul Morton, Dottie Peoples, Smokie Norful, Canton Jones and Uncle Reece.
Bring your picnic baskets, water and food but there are some items that you can't bring to the event. These items are strictly prohibited:
No Large Umbrellas
Here are some additional items you can bring to the event.
Food & Beverage will also be available for sale by the many vendors at the event.
The first time I heard the phrase Praise in the Park was at another outdoor concert sponsored by my friend the late Joe Pope who would hold the event every year in Griffin, GA.
It was a surprise to both Joe and I when we heard that the outdoor concert sponsored by Praise 102.5 would bear the same name. The year was 2007 and it took place at Stone Mountain Park.
The event moved to Clayton County International Park in Jonesboro, also know as Atlanta Beach. The event once again featured performance from many artists including; Smokie Norful, James Fortune, and Sister Perri Reid(formerly known as Pebbles). this is the second year that the concert will take place at Centennial Park. More than 10,000 people are expected to attend the concert.
In an article about the event from the Clayton News Daily, Derek Harper, program director of Praise 102.5 FM, said the concert series attracts fans from around the country.
"We feel like it is our job as 'Atlanta's inspiration station' to provide some inspiration," he added. Log on to the station's website to find out more about the event www.mypraiseatl.com/events