The 21st Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, hosted by national radio and TV personality Rickey Smiley, will return to BET Networks for a seventh consecutive year on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 8PM ET/PT. The annual NFL-sanctioned event was filmed in front of a live audience at the James L. Knight Center during Super Bowl LIV week in Miami.
The one-hour Super Bowl Gospel Celebration special features performances by Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin, Commissioned Reunion, Travis Greene, Anthony Brown & Group Therapy, BET Sunday Best winners Le’Andria Johnson (Season 3) and Melvin Crispell III (Season 9) and the NFL Players Choir.
This year’s presenters include NFL players DeAndre Hopkins (Houston Texans), Devin Funchess (Indianapolis Colts), Wesley Woodyard (Tennessee Titans) and Mike Daniels (Detroit Lions).
The Super Bowl Gospel Celebration will also honor NFL siblings and American Cancer Society ambassadors Quinnen Williams (New York Jets) and Quincy Williams (Jacksonville Jaguars) with the 2020 Faith In Action Award. The Williams brothers lost their mother to breast cancer in 2010 – turning tragedy into triumph the brothers now donate their time and resources to ensure that African Americans receive proper testing for cancer in urban communities.
In collaboration with the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration and BET Networks, the American Cancer Society will be featured during the broadcast to share the critical importance of cancer prevention and awareness. Viewers will have a chance to donate $10 or more to the American Cancer Society by texting HOPE to 20222, or by clicking here to donate online anytime.
Originating at Super Bowl XXXIII in 1999, the annual event joins together key NFL Players, top Gospel/Contemporary Christian and mainstream GRAMMY® Award-winning artists and special guests all on one stage to bring audiences an evening of uplifting music and inspirational messages.
By far, the largest multicultural event to take place during Super Bowl weekend in its 21-year run as an NFL-sanctioned event, SBGC has featured artists including Patti LaBelle, Yolanda Adams, Gladys Knight, Natalie Grant, MaryMary, Fantasia, Donnie McClurkin, Anthony Hamilton, among many others.
For information visit superbowlgospel.com.
Photo credit: 1) Leandria Johnson and Rickey Smiley. 2) Donnie McClurkin. 3) first draft. 4) Freddie Figgers. 5) Jacqueline Gyamfi Greene (L) and Travis Greene. 6) Jonathan Wynn. 7) Jordan Whitehead. 8) Malcolm Butler. 9) Melanie Few. 10) Shay Johnson. 11) Tony Dixon. 12) Trevis Greene. 13) Wesley Woodyard.