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New Venue for The Stellar Awards
The Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, is moving to a new venue and taping date in celebration of its 30th Anniversary milestone. The show will take place in March instead of its normal taping time in January. That will be a welcome to many who have braved the cold weather over the years to attend the event. The location has also moved to the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"I am excited about moving The Stellar Awards to the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas to celebrate our 30th Anniversary in a bigger, more elegant venue," said Don Jackson, founder & executive producer of The Stellar Awards in a recent press release. "The 30th Anniversary of The Stellar Awards will mark the longest running Black awards show in television and we wanted to commemorate this historic occasion in a first class venue that we know our Gospel music stars and guests will enjoy."
"Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world, and we are excited to welcome The Stellar Awards to our great city," said Oscar B. Goodman, former mayor and now the Chairman of the Las Vegas Host Committee. "As the official ambassador of Las Vegas, I look forward to welcoming The Stellar Awards and showing them how much we appreciate them choosing our destination."
"We are honored to welcome The Stellar Awards to The Orleans, and we look forward to hosting thousands of gospel music fans from across the country," said Tony Taeubel, Senior Vice President and General Manager of The Orleans Hotel & Casino in a press release. "The Orleans has significant experience hosting nationally televised award shows including the Academy of Country Music Fan Jam and the Soul Train Awards. We're thrilled that they have chosen the Orleans to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Stellar Awards."
The Stellar Awards recognizes the accomplishments of Gospel music icons and individuals instrumental in advocating for Gospel music. The show will air in broadcast syndication on 150 stations in over 125 markets around the country during the Easter holiday season from April 5 - May 3, 2015.
The show is open to the public, with hotel and ticket packages on sale. Package prices range from $600-$1000 per person and include premium or deluxe accommodations as well as priority seating at the live taping and ancillary events. To purchase your package, call 1-800-675-3267 between the hours of 7:00AM - 11:00PM (PST) seven days a week and mention The Stellar Awards to receive this special pricing. Show ticket prices range from $50-$200.
Prior to the Stellar Awards taping, The Stellar Gospel Music Awards Pre-Show will be held on Friday, March 27, 2015 to announce winners of the non-televised awards categories. Additionally, The Stellar Awards Gospel Radio Awards & Showcase will be held the morning of March 28 to honor the top radio stations serving urban Gospel music audiences. Tickets for each event are $30.00 and can be purchased at orleansarena.com or by calling 888-234-2334.
For additional details, visit the Stellar Awards website www.thestellarawards.com
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