Each year, "Gospel Is Alive!" presented by The New Orleans and Heritage Jazz and Foundation recognizes individuals and choirs that have made important contributions to the New Orleans’ gospel community. This year’s honorees include our own "Voices of Peter Claver" and our Director of Music Veronica Downes-Dorsey who will recieve the Rev. Lois Dejean Lifetime Achievement Award.
Contemporary gospel star Rance Allen will be the headline performer at the 30th annual Johnny Jackson, Jr., Gospel Is Alive! Celebration, a concert that takes place Monday, April 29, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the new Franklin Avenue Baptist Church (8282 I-10 Service Rd, New Orleans, LA 70126). Admission is free!
The 2019 Johnny Jackson, Jr., Gospel Is Alive! Celebration is produced and presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. Additional support is provided by these sponsors: The New Orleans Council on Aging, the Rhodes Family of Businesses and Peoples Health.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is the nonprofit that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. The Foundation uses the proceeds from Jazz Fest, and other raised funds, for year-round programs in education, economic development and cultural enrichment. For more on what we do, please visit us at www.jazzandheritage.org.