By Chelsye J Burrows // EEW Magazine Gospel News

The Gospel Music Heritage Month Foundation is proud to announce its eighth annual “Evolution of Gospel,” which commemorates the month of September as Gospel Music Heritage Month.

The celebration will present inspirational and exhilarating music performances by some of Gospel music’s biggest stars and honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the rich legacy of Gospel music in America.

The “Evolution of Gospel” will be held on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 7 p.m. EDT at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The event is free.

This year’s honorees include: composer/producer/vocalist Edwin Hawkins; Grammy® Award-winning singer/composer and choir leader Bishop Hezekiah Walker and philanthropist and Kennedy Center Board of Trustee Reginald Van Lee. In addition, The Gospel Music Heritage Foundation will pay tribute to Congressman G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.

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