MYRTLE BEACH — The site of the former Myrtle Beach Pavilion has continued to host regional and national events since it closed in 2006, and this time it’s a gospel festival entering its fourth year.
Scheduled for September 2 and 3, the Myrtle Beach Waves of Praise Gospel Festival will feature live performances by pastors, local church choirs, and Grammy and Stellar Award-winning recording artists.
On the opening night of the two-day festival, Luther Barnes, member of the International Gospel Music Hall of Fame and ordained pastor, will perform his signature songs that have won national awards.
Additionally, on September 2, pastor and musician Wess Morgan will present his songs that have appeared on various music charts over the years. Morgan’s single “I Choose to Worship” was featured on the compilation album “WOW Gospel 2012”.
Nationally acclaimed artists such as Shirley Caesar, Detrick Haddon, John P. Kee and Damon Little will host the final day of the festival.
Caesar has won 11 Grammys in addition to Dove Awards and Stellar Awards since her career began in 1951, when she began recording with Federal Records at age 12.
Haddon is a singer who was one of the cast members of Oxygen’s reality show “Preachers of LA.” has risen to number one on various music charts.
Church choirs from the Myrtle Beach area will also perform on both days of the festival. Organizers said there will also be food, arts and crafts vendors and a children’s area. Entrance to the festival is free.
Those wishing to participate as a vendor are encouraged to visit the mbwavesofpraise.com/vendor-information website and complete an application.
For more information about the festival, email [email protected] or call 843-450-3091.