The Rushmore Report: Super Bowl Gospel Presentation Coming to Lakewood Church


The NFL Super Bowl Gospel Presentation, the only multicultural event sanctioned by the National Football League, will kick off Super Bowl 51 on Friday, February 3, 2017, with its 18th annual star-studded concert at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. The annual event joins together key NFL players and top gospel and contemporary Christian artists.

GRAMMY Award-winning artists and special guests will gather on one stage to bring audiences an evening of uplifting music and inspirational messages.

The event became the first, and remains the only gospel concert sanctioned by the NFL. The show has drawn hundreds of thousands and has demonstrated growth year after year, selling out venues in major Super Bowl host cities, including Dallas, Tampa, Detroit, Jacksonville, and Phoenix.

“We founded this event to bring even more inspiration and celebration to one of the biggest events of the year – the Super Bowl,” says Melanie Few-Harrison, Creator and Executive Producer of Super Bowl Gospel Celebration.

“Each year we aim to touch lives in a meaningful way and make the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration bigger than the last with artists and special guests. We look forward to kicking off Super Bowl 51 in Houston and making our mark as the best, most uplifting event we’ve had in our 18-year history.”

The show features amazing testimonies from current and former NFL players. Hundreds of players and coaches have participated in the past, including Ray Lewis, Emmitt Smith, Tony Dungy, Tim Brown, and Devon Still.

The highlight of the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration is the Players Choir. Featuring current and former NFL players, the choir has become one of the most anticipated performances during Super Bowl Weekend. The choir made its debut at the 2008 show with more than 40 members.

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