Le’Andria Johnson at the Lincoln Music Festival

Le’Andria Johnson at the Lincoln Music Festival

The three-day festival opening weekend starts July 26 with Youth, Gospel, Soul, Jazz.

Friday kicks off at noon with the Lunchtime In The Park and Soulful Seniors segment featuring LaQuin Lay and the Family Tree Jazz Band, Gospel DJ Willie Gee and Gospel singer Darren Deac.

Starting at 2 p.m., the long-running YOPAT LIVE! – acronym for Youth Outreach for Performing Arts and Technology – features Newark’s next generation such as singer Whitney Jackson, Billie, Delaney, and Deneen, rapper Yung T, a YOPAT Fashion Show and former YOPAT protégé, vocal powerhouse Tia Holt.

Stomps and shouts will kick up at 6 p.m. with Gospel In The Park, starring season three winner of the BET gospel singing competition show Sunday Best Le’Andria Johnson. Johnson’s Sunday Best coronation song, “I Shall Leap into My Destiny,” co-written by Johnson, entered the Billboard Gospel chart at number 1. Also performing Gospel is Joshua Nelson, Revival Temple Center of Deliverance Choir, Crystal Levell, and Michael Gray.

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July 31st, 2019

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