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Music Festivals

Praise Fest
October 20-22, 2017

Event Details
When: October 20-22, 2017
Where: Bayou St. John
Cost: FREE!
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With some of the oldest churches and congregations in the country, New Orleans is the proud host of traditional Gospel music, as well as Gospel Jazz and many other forms of Christian music.

To experience this lively music tradition that is so beloved by the city, people come from near and far to gather “on the Bayou” for Praise Fest every year.

This fall, Versatile Entertainment presents Praise Fest on the Bayou. This highly anticipated 3-day outdoor event is FREE to all and open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

So come on down to Bayou St. John and experience the love, praise and incredible music!

The Music

Praise Fest on the Bayou produces three days of “hand clapping, foot stumping good old gospel music.” Presented by Versatile Entertainment, the event hosts local and national Christian/Gospel music artists, entertainers, and world renowned speakers to grace the stage and minister to crowds of at least 5,000 people over the 3-day period.

The purpose of this event is to bring different cultures together for praise, worship and expression through music. In past years the festival has brought in a diverse crowd including, families, churches, community leaders and professionals.

The Schedule

Not only does Praise Fest display three days of gospel music, but it also gives attendees an opportunity to participate in a Career and Health Fair, meet other Gospel lovers and experience New Orleans on a whole new level. Friday is Seniors Day, Saturday is the Career & Health Fair, and Sunday is the Grand Finale!

The main stage lineup includes headliners like:

  • Kathy Taylor
  • James Fortune & Fiya
  • Pastor Tyrone Jefferson
  • Josh Kagler & H.P.C.
  • Yung Honore

...and more! See a full lineup of performers here.

Each day will be filled with performers, special events, and after parties. A full schedule will be released closer to the festival date here.

Versatile Entertainment

Versatile Entertainment, Inc. (“Versatile”) is a music center and management company, specializing in artist development, event planning, marketing, mobile staging, productions, promotions, publishing and recording that has established a strong presence in New Orleans over the past 10 years. Versatile has demonstrated the ability to execute numerous operations, as well as putting together strong marketing strategies to gain entrance within the entertainment industry.


The main event will take place on Bayou St. John at the Corner of Orleans Ave. and Jeff Davis Pkwy. (0 North Jeff Davis Parkway). Saturday night’s after party will take place at Greater Pleasant Green Baptist Church (3431 S. Claiborne Ave).

For more details and information on Praise Fest, visit

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