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Our midwest friends and family are jumping straight into Black Music Month (June) with some awesome news this morning. The famed annual Chicago GospelFest returns to the city of Chicago in just over a week (June 5-6, 2010) at Millennium Park.

The two-day event is slated to feature over 50 of the industry’s top artists including Fred HammondRichard Smallwood & Vision,Ricky Dillard & New GHezekiah Walker & LFCByron CageThe Caravans featuring Albertina WalkerDorothy NorwoodInez Andrews, & Delores WashingtonKathy TaylorBishop Darrell McFadden & The Disciples, and James “J.J.” Hairston with Youthful Praise.

Now if you’re planning a quick getaway for that particular weekend, why not head to the Windy City for a few days praising the Lord with all your faves? Let us know what you think of the annual GospelFest lineup.

Here’s a gallery of the artists coming to celebrate during the annual GospelFest.

If you plan on attending, post your thoughts and what you’re anticipating with this experience in the comments section below. Have any of you ever seen any of these artists live in concert before? What was that experience like?

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