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Salute to Gospel Music 2023 Sold Out

The 38th Annual Salute to Gospel Music Program

Achieving Student Success  •  Celebrating Cultural Heritage  •  Reaching to a Brighter Future

Saturday, February 25 - SOLD OUT!
7 p.m.
Jesus Name Apostolic Church
208 Lake Street, Waukegan IL

Featuring Grammy Nominated Artist Jekalynn Carr

Billboard #1 hits "You're Bigger" and "You Will Win"

CLC Gospel Choir Directed by Matthew Hunter
Harambee Award of Excellence for Community and Spiritual Engagement: Angelo Kyle
Emcee: Effie Rolfe, Chicago-based media personality, speaker and author

Join us for our 38th Annual Salute to Gospel celebration! This premier Black gospel experience is back - live and in person - featuring performances from GRAMMY® Award nominee Jekalyn Carr as well as the uplifting voices of CLC's Gospel Choir. Our capstone Black History Month event, the Salute to Gospel brings people together to honor community and celebrate Black gospel music.

Jesus Name Apostolic Church
Grammy award nominee Jekalyn Carr

Grammy Nominated Artist Jekalynn Carr

Tickets on Sale starting Jan. 6, 2023 - SOLD OUT!

  • Online:
  • Phone: (847) 543-2300
  • In Person: JLC Box Office
  • 19351 West Washington Street, Grayslake
  • Box Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ticket Prices

  • $20 each or $15 each for multiple tickets
  • Use code for discount: Salute

About Salute to Gospel Music

The Annual Salute to Gospel Music Program is an outreach activity that aims to encourage African American youth to appreciate the many advantages of a CLC education. Having evolved as a support to the organization of the college's Gospel Choir in 1986, the program advocates personal development and cultural enrichment among people of color.

Over the years, Salute to Gospel Music has showcased nothing but the industry's best, featuring dynamic and legendary artists such as The Winans, Shirley Caesar and many more. This prestigious list includes our featured guest in 2020, Bishop Hezikiah Walker and the Love Fellowship Choir.

The program has continued to grow in popularity with the college's support. Salute to Gospel Music proves that black music motivates us to better our communities and bring races together despite our superficial differences.

Angelo Kyle Harambee Award of Excellence for Community and Spiritual Engagement

The 2022 Harambee Spiritual & Community Engagement Award will be given to Angelo Kyle.