Gospel Music Superstars Donald Lawrence, Yolanda Adams, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Ricky Dillard and More to Bring Free Night of Uplifting Music to Philadelphia
Concert part of 14-city McDonald's® Inspiration Celebration® Gospel Tour that Gives Back to Communities Nationwide
Jun 25, 2015, 06:00 ET
PHILADELPHIA, June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- McDonald's® Inspiration Celebration® Gospel Tour (ICGT) is coming to Philadelphia for a free night of inspiration. Some of gospel music's biggest acts have partnered with McDonald's® to give back to communities across the nation through the 14-city concert series. Hosting the tour is Stellar-nominated artist and radio personality Lonnie Hunter. Joining him on stage will be music director and songwriter Donald Lawrence, vocal powerhouse Yolanda Adams, evangelist and the "Rose of Gospel" Dorinda Clark-Cole, the incomparable choral-master Ricky Dillard, urban inspirational artist DeWayne Woods, Stellar Award nominee and BET's Sunday Best season six winner Tasha Page-Lockhart and Christian comedienne Small Fire. The concert will be held on Friday, July 10 at the Dell Music Center. Doors open at 6:00PM and the soul-stirring singing starts at 7:00PM.
"We are proud to give back to the local community, and RMHC, through this free gospel concert where we have the opportunity to celebrate the rich musical heritage of the African-American community. We look forward to delivering an inspirational evening of music to our local community. The McDonald's Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour is just one of the ways we display our commitment to being deeply rooted in the community 365 days a year," said Ken Youngblood, McDonald's Owner/Operator and President of the Philadelphia Black McDonald's Owner/Operator Association.
Back for its ninth year, McDonald's ICGT focuses on the importance of giving back by supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®). Beginning at 5 p.m. special guests will be invited to a private meet & greet with the tour artists and a special presentation of the 2015 Anthony De Luz Black History Maker of Today Award. For a chance to win VIP tickets to the private meet & greet follow @McDPhilly to join the #PhillyICGT Twitter Party at noon on Tuesday, June 30. To support the charity anyone can text the word FAMILY to 20222 to make a $10 Donation* as a love offering.
McDonald's ICGT is an extension of the brand's 365Black® platform, an initiative that celebrates the pride, heritage, and achievements of African-Americans year round. To learn more about the tour and the 365Black initiative, visit www.365Black.com.
*A one-time donation of $10.00 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Messaging & Data Rates May Apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. All donations must be authorized by the account holder. Service is available on most carriers. Donations are collected for the benefit of the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House by the Mobile Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at www.hmgf.org/t. You can unsubscribe at any time by texting STOP to short code 20222; text HELP to 20222 for help.
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RMHC of the Philadelphia Region, Inc. grants hundreds of thousands of dollars per year to support local non-profit programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. In addition, RMHC supports four scholarship programs for high school seniors; the Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey and Delaware Ronald McDonald Houses; the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, operated by St. Christopher's Foundation for Children; and 16 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms in area hospitals. The charity receives its support from McDonald's Corporation, McDonald's Owner/Operators, corporate donors and McDonald's customers. For more information, visit www.rmhcphilly.org.
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