Acclaimed gospel singers coming to Augusta in October; tickets on sale Friday

08/13/2014 4:47 PM

08/13/2014 4:48 PM

A pair of acclaimed gospel singers are coming to Augusta this fall.

Fred Hammond and Donnie McClurkin will be at the James Brown Arena Oct. 24 as part of the musicians’ Festival of Praise 2014 tour. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.

“The Festival of Praise 2014 Tour is going to be an awesome, anointed, praise and worship experience,” Hammond said in a news release. “Donnie has been my friend and brother for years, and, although we have worked together in the past, this is really the first time we have collaborated on an endeavor of this magnitude … I sincerely hope that this tour inspires people everywhere and that we deposit something into their lives that will continue to be a blessing over and over again.”

The two will perform together as well as perform “some of their classic hits,” according to a release.

Hammond is a solo artist and a member of the gospel band Commissioned.

“As a singer, songwriter, producer, and musician, Hammond has been influential in gospel music, consistently pushing the genre into new melodic territory,” as stated in a release.

McClurkin is Perfecting Faith Church’s senior pastor and a host of a nationally-syndicated radio show.

This spring, he released his latest album “Duets.”

“Hammond and I are planning on a great evening of worship that we know will minister to people across the country and spread the message of God’s love,” McClurkin stated via a release.

Tickets cost $27 and $37. Applicable fees may apply.

The show will start at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. at the James Brown Arena at 601 Seventh St.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.augustaentertainmentcomplex.com or call (877) 428-4849.

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