McDonald’s Gospelfest 2013 Line UP

Congrats to Aretha Franklin who will be headlining McDonald’s Gospelfest 2013 and Bishop T.D. Jakes who will deliver a message.

As reported by the Examiner:

It was announced today that legendary singerAretha Franklin will return to her Gospel roots to perform at the 30th Annual McDonald’s Gospelfest.  McDonald’s Gospelfest 2013 takes place Saturday May 11 at the Prudential Center (165 Mulberry Street, Newark, NJ).

Aretha Franklin began her personal musical journey singing at her much-revered fatherReverend C.L. Franklin’s New Bethel Baptist Church at a very young age. She was unquestionably influenced by the presence of such gospel luminaries as Clara Ward,Mahalia Jackson and the Reverend James Cleveland.

Gospel greats Donnie McClurkinHezekiah Walker, and Cissy Houston will also appear at McDonald’s Gospelfest. Bishop T.D. Jakeswill also deliver a message

Tickets can be purchased at the Prudential Center Box Office or through Ticketmasterby calling 800.745.3000, or For further information, please call the McDonald’s Gospelfest 2013  Hotline at 973.643.6262. Competition begins at 3 p.m. The headliner performance will begin at 6 p.m.

McDonald’s Gospelfest originated in 1983 under the auspices of the McDonald’s Corporation and the McDonald’s Tri-State Owner/Operator Association. Thirty years later, it has emerged as the nation’s preeminent Gospel celebration, bringing joy, inspiration, encouragement and hope to millions of Americans.