Jacksonville News

Photo by Member Mark Krancer, Kram Kran Photo

Photo by Member Mark Krancer, Kram Kran Photo


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6/11/2023 4:00:00 AM Member News


Jacksonville, FL: Gospel Superfest, one of the nation’s top Black Gospel TV productions will film its next series of specials for The Black Entertainment TV Network (BET) on Saturday, September 23, 2023. The recording session will be held at Jacksonville’s Performing Arts Center (Moran Theater). Gospel and R&B music fans should prepare for a phenomenal

night of musical performances.

The show will be hosted by Hollywood Red Carpet mainstay and host of BET’s hit series 106 & Park, Ms. Rossi Diaz, who makes her second consecutive year as host of the production. Scheduled to appear are some of the biggest names in inspirational music including Donnie McClurkin, John P. Kee, Ricky Dillard & New G, Jekalyn Carr, Shirley Murdock, Crystal Aikin, Beverly Crawford, Todd Dulaney, and a host of others.

Audiences can expect a soulful night of music, comedy, and laughter with a “Broadway styled” approach to gospel music TV. The producers are creating two specials for BET and several specials to air throughout the year in national

syndication. Duval County and northeast Florida music fans are encouraged to be a part of the live TV audience.

Gospel Superfest Television is presented by The Cartwright Family Foundation and executive produced by show founder, Bobby Cartwright, Jr. “Our live audiences are just as important as the performers. The audience cut-aways gives the show the energy and excitement that translates to TV viewers enjoying the programs in their homes.” Many Jacksonville music fans may remember our show. In our earlier years, we filmed at this same venue in 2002. It was amazing! We are simply elated to come back to the area to celebrate with Jacksonville.” States, Dr. Cartwright who co-executive produces with his wife of thirty-three years, Renita A. Cartwright. Gospel Superfest “Live In Jacksonville” will be directed by Los Angeles based director Ryan Polito.

Tickets for the star-studded event can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com or at the Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts box office. A special pre-sale code for the event is Super 23. Great up-front seating tickets can be

purchased during the pre-sale beginning June 9 through June 14, 2023. Tickets go on sale to the public on June 15, 2023.


Gospel Superfest “Live In Jacksonville” will be held Saturday, September 23, 2023, at the Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts (Moran Theater). The show starts at 7:00 PM with doors opening at 6:00 PM. The program is recorded live for national television. Proper attire is required. For more information on gospel superfest TV please visit

www.gospelsuperfest.com or call the production hotline at (800) 219-0337.



About Gospel Superfest

Gospel Superfest is one of the nation’s top inspirational music-driven productions specifically designed and developed for national television distribution. Founded in 1998 by its founder and executive producer Bobby Cartwright, Jr., the show has maintained a consistent presence in broadcast syndication for twenty-three consecutive TV seasons, reaching over 85% of US households with each telecast (Source Nielsen Media Research) Gospel Superfest’ production company and distributor, Unity Media Limited, releases five one-hour specials annually which are released in domestic syndication and cable. The 2022 session “Live in Columbus” will be carried by major TV network affiliates including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW, & MYTV stations throughout the US. Past and present cable affiliates include The Grio Network, TV One, Magic Johnson’s Aspire Network, Bounce, TBN, Daystar, ION, The Word Network and others. Gospel Superfest TV programming reaches millions of TV viewers annually and is the most widely distributed TV brand in black gospel music.


Gospel Superfest TV is known for its elaborate staging, trendsetting production, and Broadway styled approach to gospel music television. GSF TV has become a “best in class” offering for TV audiences nationwide and has also become a coveted stage opportunity for gospel & R&B performers down through the years.

Previous GSF live recordings have been held in New York City, Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, Memphis, TN,

Jacksonville, FL, Cincinnati, OH, Baltimore, MD and most recently Dayton & Columbus, OH. Since the

program’s inception in the year 2000, GSF has garnered the attention of blue-chip advertisers and partners including Procter & Gamble, Allstate Insurance, Johnson & Johnson, Walmart Stores, GM, SC Johnson, Kraft, African Pride Hair Care, McDonald’s, Ford Motor Company, among others. The show will continue to build on its rich legacy this fall as it records season twenty-four in Jacksonville, FL this coming September. More info on Gospel Superfest is available at www.gospelsuperfest.com or by calling the program’s hotline at (800) 219- 0337. Press inquiries should be by email at unitedtv@msn.com.