Music lovers in the Miami Gardens area will be treated to a multi-genre music festival at the Holy Family Church this September. For two nights on Saturday the 19th at 7:00PM and Sunday the 20th starting at 5:00PM the church will host a concert series titled “Favorite Four and Plenty More”. Attendees can expect an eclectic mix of gospel, jazz and blues, and reggae music, appealing to the whole family.
Headliners of the event include renown jazz singer Karen Smith, dignitary and vocalist John McFarlane, musician and performer Harold Davis and internationally acclaimed vocalist Carol Reid, along with Rory Baugh, Andre Shepherd and many more. Poet, actor and playwright Father Easton Lee is the event’s producer.
The festival is being billed as two nights of music and fun in the church’s sanctuary. Commenting on the inclusion of secular music within the festival’s lineup, church rector Father Horace Ward explained that the church is an inclusive place welcoming to the entire community, and that “the sanctuary is not just for worship, but the place we live.”
Proceeds will benefit two worthy causes. Church partner Food for the Poor, a charitable organization which helps to feed over 1 million poor and hungry daily throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, will benefit from a portion of the funds raised. The remaining funds will go toward the renovation of the church’s parish hall, called the Clinton Brown Educational and Resource Center, improving the facility available to the Miami Gardens community for meetings, small conferences and other events.