ATLANTA Welcomes back the 20th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration

Abesi Manyando
2 min readJan 14, 2019


Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the NFL’s Arthur McAfee are making sure that everyone can partake in the Superbowl fun outside of the game.

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The biggest event of the year is coming to the great city of Atlanta on Sunday February 3rd. While the focus of the Superbowl may be the game being held at the newly built Mercedes Benz stadium, Mayor Keisha Lance-Bottoms and NFL executive Arthur McAfee are making sure that everyone can enjoy the Superbowl festivities no matter what their financial status is and where they come from.

Mayor Lance-Bottoms is in tune to the fact that there are a lot of people who honestly cannot afford to purchase a ticket to the game so she is committed to making sure that everyone is included in the celebration through the many events surrounding the game throughout the city. “We want everyone to be a part of this and we want to be very inclusive to our residents and everyone coming to our city,” said Mayor Lance-Bottoms.

McAfee who is the Senior Vice President of Player Engagement for the NFL says that there will be many events that everyone can participate in during Superbowl weekend and some of them are free. “One of the most popular ticketed events at the Superbowl is the annual Gospel celebration,” said McAfee.

A little faith has carried the star-studded show that was once just an idea into 20 years of success, praise and astronomical fun. Conceived by Atlanta native Melanie Few-Harrison, NFL Sanctioned Holder, Creator & Executive Producer of the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration. Harrison stated that she was excited that her creation is taking place in her hometown where it all began in 1999.

The Superbowl Gospel Celebration will be held at the Atlanta Symphony Hall and will feature performances by Kirk Franklin, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, The Winans and the Super Bowl Gospel NFL Players Choir. More talent will be announced.This year the Super Bowl Gospel celebration will be hosted by Comedian and Entertainment mogul, Rickey Smiley.

The concert will be taped in front of a live audience on Thursday, January 31, 2019 and will air on BET Networks on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 8:00PM ET.

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