An outdoor gospel music concert to be held at Jambalaya Parks, 120 South Irma Blvd, Gonzales, La. (Behind City Hall), Saturday May 12, 2018 from 12:00 Noon until 7 p.m.

The committee of the 6th Annual Gospel in the Park invites you and your family to Gospel in the Park 2018. An outdoor gospel music concert to be held at Jambalaya Parks, 120 South Irma Blvd, Gonzales, La. (Behind City Hall), Saturday May 12, 2018 from 12:00 Noon until 7 p.m.

The purpose of this event is to unite the local communities in a day of praise through song. This union provides the opportunity for our adults to get revitalized spiritually, to allow our youth to witness a different type of enjoyment and give our families social, acceptable, spirit filled day in an open setting.

Gospel music is a genre of Christian music. The creation, performance, significance, and even the definition of gospel music varies according to culture and social context. Gospel music is composed and performed for many purposes, including aesthetic pleasure, religious or ceremonial purposes, and as an entertainment product for the marketplace. Gospel music usually has dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) with Christian lyrics. Gospel music can be traced to the early 17th century, with roots in the black oral tradition. Hymns and sacred songs were often repeated in a call and response fashion. Most of the churches relied on hand clapping and foot stomping as rhythmic accompaniment. Most of the singing was done a cappella.

This is a free event to the public. This event will support the River Road African American Museum. For more information contact Darryl Hambrick, 225-910-3302 HELP OUR MUSEUM!!!

Contributed by River Road African American Museum