MOJA Arts Festival and the Charleston Gaillard Center Presents

Gospel at the Gaillard

Sep 28, 2024 at 7:00 pm
Tickets Start at $20 (Plus Applicable Fees)

About the Show

The Charleston Gaillard Center and MOJA Arts Festival proudly present Gospel at the Gaillard, a concert of soul-stirring gospel music on Saturday, September 28, featuring performances by Mike Brown & F.O.C.U.S., Kelontae Gavin, and Grammy Award-winning Tasha Cobbs Leonard.

As part of MOJA Arts Festival’s 40th anniversary season (September 26 – October 6, 2024), Gospel at the Gaillard will celebrate community and the rich tradition of gospel music in the South. Deeply rooted in Charleston’s musical heritage, gospel music has long provided solace and strength for Black communities. Gospel at the Gaillard honors this legacy and highlights the enduring significance and transformative power of gospel music as it echoes throughout the Gaillard Center.

About Tasha Cobbs Leonard

A pastor’s daughter born and raised in Georgia, Leonard first emerged to widespread acclaim with her breakout 2013 release, Grace, which garnered a GRAMMY, three Doves, and three Stellar Awards on the strength of its chart-topping, platinum-selling lead single, “Break Every Chain.” In the years that followed, Leonard would go on to establish herself as one of her genre’s most celebrated voices, racking up more than two billion streams across platforms, landing three more #1 singles and five #1 albums, performing with everyone from Common and Nicki Minaj to Ne-Yo and Ciara, and making national television appearances on Good Morning America, CNN’s Fourth of July, BET’s Black Girls Rock, CBC’s A Day Of Healing, and the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration. Billboard named Leonard the Top Gospel Artist of the Decade, while NPR declared her a “gospel sensation,” and Forbes hailed her as “by far one of the most successful contemporary gospel artists of our time.” A tireless advocate for empowerment and positivity, Leonard also broke new ground as an author, actress, entrepreneur, and worship leader at The Purpose Place Church in her adopted home of South Carolina, where she co-pastors with her husband and producer, Kenneth Leonard, Jr.

About Kelontae Gavin

Kelontae Gavin, 23-year-old gospel music sensation, went viral as the “Cafeteria Singer” with celebrities like Steve Harvey and Yolanda Adams sharing the video. He is a Billboard-charting artist and a Stellar and Dove Award nominee. Behind the vibrant voice and pleasant personality is the victory and triumph of channeling testimony into transcendent moments of ministry. Kelontae’s first single, 2017’s “Higher,” written by his mother Priscilla Smalls and produced by Myron Butler, reached Top 20 on Billboard Gospel Indicator.

Kelontae Gavin is hopeful and optimistic and stated that, “I love people and I love God. Because of that, I want to meet the needs of people. That’s the number one thing I want people to know about me. I believe that when you are going through something, you need to use it as fuel for your destiny and your craft.”

Please note that for this performance online purchases have a limit of six (6) tickets per customer. To purchase additional tickets or to inquire about group sales, please contact the ticket office directly at (843) 242-3099.