Rev. Jessie Jackson & More Land in Vegas for 30th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards

The Reverend Jessie Jackson attends the 2015 Stellar Awards show.

The Reverend Jessie Jackson attends the 2015 Stellar Awards show.

On Saturday, March 28, in celebration of its 30th year anniversary, the Stellar Gospel Music Awards was taped live at a spectacular new location, The Las Vegas Orleans Arena.

Kicking off the festivities on Thursday, March 26, the two-day event began with an inspirational music game show, a screening of Mann and Wife, Bowling party, ASCAP Stellar Artist breakfast and a host of other events.

The Stellar Awards, is a star studded annual Gospel music celebration honoring the works of artists and, music professionals for their outstanding contributions to the Gospel music industry.

The nominees and winners featuring some of the most popular names in gospel music: Tye Tribbett, Erica Campbell, Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, Yolanda Adams, Jonathan McReynolds, Marvin Sapp, The Walls Group and Mali Music and the list goes on.

The 2-hour event will air in broadcast syndication on 150 stations in over 125 markets around the country from April 12 through May 3, 2015, and on TV One Network on Easter Sunday, April 5.

This year’s event is co-hosted by David and Tamela Mann and, comedian Rickey Smiley.

For a complete list of 2015 Award Winners click here

Invited media were Red Carpet ready, as the spaces were filled to capacity  with camera and crew members, focusing on capturing a shot of the best and the brightest talent in the Gospel music industry.

Walking the Red Carpet were talent and dignitaries including: Anita Wilson, Dorinda Cole-Clark, Deitrick Haddon, The Reverend Jessie Jackson, Devon Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Jonathan McReynolds and more.

Below are a few of candid moments captured by The Chocolate Voice!

Dorinda Clark-Cole

The lovely and talented Dorinda Clark-Cole

Recording artist Ahjah Walls, of the Contemporary The Walls Group

Recording artist Ahjah Walls, of the Contemporary singers, The Walls Group

From the Realty series, Preachers of LA, Deitrick Haddon, male vocalist.

From the Realty series, Preachers of LA, and male vocalist,  Deitrick Haddon,

Author DeVon Franklin

Author/Film Producer DeVon Franklin

Motown Gospel recording artist, Anita Wilson

Motown Gospel recording artist, Anita Wilson

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Award winning recording artist, Marvin Sapp interviewed by TV One.

 

Recording artist, Jonathan McReynolds gets mobbed by reporters.

Gary Dourdan, Being Mary Jane, attended the Stellar Awards show.

Gary Dourdan, Being Mary Jane, attended the Stellar Awards show.

The Stellar Awards was founded in 1975 by Don Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Central City Productions. The successful Stellar Awards is hailed as “Gospel Music’s biggest night.

Tune in to the Stellar Awards premiere on TV One, Easter Sunday 

April 5 at 9pm ET/8pm CT; Will also air in syndication April 6 through May 10 on 150 stations in over 125 markets. 

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