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Where Singers, Dancers and Performers Meet the Word of God with Ministry

Saturday, July 27, 2013 * FREE to the PUBLIC!

Richmond, VA – (July 11, 2013) — When it comes to Gospel music or any musical genre, there’s a lot more to it, than what you may hear on Sunday morning or during the week on your favorite local radio or internet stations. There’s the networking of bringing people together, community and industry leaders ministering to performing artists, understanding the responsibilities and the sacrifices of those who live out of suitcases, to pulling it all together and even understanding the various styles of Gospel music, including Urban, Contemporary, Neo, Hip-Hop, Traditional and Southern just to name a few, as well as understanding the business side of Gospel music and how some people do it for a living.

On Saturday, July 27th at the East Coast Gospel Music Summer Fest, in Richmond, VA all of these questions, comments and realities will be discussed, heard and performed by some of the brightest in the music business as well as a few new comers who are set to make their mark in Gospel Music.

The one day family festival will deliver an incredible lineup of inspirational singers, musicians, dancers and Gospel leaders from across the country, who will gather at the Richmond Christian Center, Richmond, VA from 10am to 10p.m.

From winning a track on the next compilation from Kerry Douglas’ World Wide Music record label to Troy Sneed’s Emtro Gospel, who is also giving away $1000 to the top contender for Music Review Segment, to getting a break down on understanding Hip Hop Gospel, to a full concert that will feature some of the countries top ten artists, are just a few of the electrifying ministerial events that will captivate those in attendance from the time they arrive until they walk out the door.

“The East Coast Gospel Music Summer Fest is all about bringing the Gospel community, Music Lovers and singers together to strengthen each other and our families, says, “Sheilah Belle, The Belle, CEO of The Belle Report. “When we finally all get together we will have no choice but to get inspired, have fun, create memories and praise God all at the same time.”

2013 will actually mark the birth of the East Coast Gospel Music Summer Fest, but if you ask The Belle, she will tell you, “God knew exactly what he was doing when He birthed this idea and vision. From our team including Cheryl Robinson, Anita Pouncy, Joyce Harding and our entire “B Kore Crew”, we are merely writing another chapter.”

Confirmed guests this year include; With Zacardi Cortez, Troy Sneed, Chanel of Trin-I-Tee 5:7, The Showers, Kerry Douglas, Monica Lisa Stevenson, Earl Bynum & The Mount, Eric Waddell & The Abundant Life Singers, Bubby Fann, The Belle, Javen, Petula Beckles, Bryan Pound, James Johnson & The Voices of Cedar Street,  J.T. Login, Bar Muziq, Gospel Rapper Blaze, P. Goss, Ty Berkeley, Arvetra Jones, Ruth La’Ontra, Ju Joyner, Donald Ashley, Minister Veryl Howard, and many many more soon to be announced!

“I am just excited to have the opportunity to be apart of the kick off for the East Coast Gospel Music Summer Fest and to be apart of something fresh and new,” says Troy Sneed.

The East Coast Gospel Music Summer Fest Advisory Board includes Dr. Bobby Jones, Dr. Rev. Lance D. Watson, Bishop Hezekiah Walker, J.T. Logan, Valena S. Vasquez, and Minister Earl Bynum.

Visit  for more information, confirmed talent and a program schedule for the day!

This event is absolutely free, however to participate, you music register.  Go to  or e-mail   for a registration form to be sent directly to you.  All registration forms should be returned by Wednesday, July 24, 2013.