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Salute to Gospel Music Concert

The 35th Annual Salute to Gospel Music Concert


Saturday, February 23 at 7 p.m.
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan



JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise

JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise continue to make waves in the Gospel Music Industry, while garnering national and international recognition. Founded in 1991, the once 35-member church choir from Bridgeport, Conn. has transformed into a Billboard chart topping national gospel artist.

With special guest artist Ms. Anita Wilson, the show will be emceed by Johaan Cotton Wilson and Effie Rolfe, and features the CLC Gospel Choir.

Ticket Sale Dates and Locations

  • Buy one, get one free: Dec. 3-21 at CLC's Campus Stores and at James Lumber Center (JLC) Box Office (first 200 people only)
  • Regular and Group sales: Jan. 2-Feb. 22, 2019 at noon at CLC's Campus Stores, JLC Box Office, or online
  • Group sales: Jan. 2-Feb. 22, 2019 at the JLC Box Office (Grayslake) or call (847) 543-2691. Groups of 20-29: $23 each; Groups of 30+:$19 each
  • "Day-of" Tickets: Genesee Theatre and www.geneseetheatre.com (additional fees may apply)

CLC Campus locations and JLC Box Office at Grayslake Campus:

  • Grayslake Campus, 19351 W. Washington St., B131, Grayslake • (847) 543-2086
  • Lakeshore Campus, 33 N. Genesee St., S116, Waukegan • (847) 543-2189
  • Southlake Campus, 1120 S. Milwaukee Ave., V134, Vernon Hills • (847) 543-6530

Ticket Prices

$28 general admission; $26 for seniors 65+, CLC students/staff/children; $33 at the door.

Photo of Walt Whitman's Soul Children of Chicago

Walt Whitman's Soul Children of Chicago at last year's concert.

Special Guests

  • Emcees Johaan Cotton Wilson and Effie Rolfe
  • College of Lake County Gospel Choir, directed by Matthew Hunter
  • Ms. Anita Wilson

Congratulations to the 2019 Harambee Award of Excellence Winners, Rev. Jesus Gerena and Rev. Dr. A.C. Conley.

Rev. Jesus Gerena of Iglesia Rebaño Condado de Lake of Waukegan will receive the community engagement award and Rev. Dr. A.C. Conley of Antioch Baptist Church in Waukegan will be recognized for spiritual engagement.


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