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Hot Corner Celebration and Soul Food Festival

The Hot Corner Festival, a yearly celebration of economic vitality and the growth of business downtown, returns with a ridiculously full schedule of music, food and fun and concludes both nights with a star-studded “after party” show at The World Famous.


The Free Gospel Praise Party begins in the Morton Theatre at 6 p.m. MC is Barbara “Lady B.” Sims and the star-studded cast includes Dr. Tawana Mattox, Encounter, Locked and Loaded, The Kingdom Mime, Ebenezer East, Billups Grove, Mark Brightwell, Minister Eric Burgess and Friends, Mark 1:16, Maple Springs Young Adult Choir, Destined, Reeds Chapel, New Grove Mime Ministry, Marcus Brown, The Notes, Quenishia Cunningham, Anointed Believers and Young Gunners.

At The World Famous (8 p.m., $5): Duddy Ken, Lincoln Rhyme, Budda, DJ Cabbage Looper


The festival kicks off at noon with the opening ceremony, followed by music in this order: 

Gospel Singing

12:30 p.m. Gospel Testimony

12:40 p.m. Elder Family

12:55 p.m. Gospel Crusaders

1:05 p.m. Walnut Grove Male Chorus

1:15 p.m. Zeke Turner

1:25 p.m. Walker Brothers

1:40 p.m. Waggoner Grove Male Chorus

2:05 p.m. Victory Chapel

2:15 p.m. Delbra Favors

2:20 p.m. Shantisha Collins and Minister Patrick Burgess

2:25 p.m. Venus Gerald and Grandson

2:35 p.m. Victory Chapel

2:45 p.m. Elements of Praise

R&B and Jazz

2:55 p.m. Mr. Cardio

3:20 p.m. Tashia

3:35 p.m. DJ Mellow Myers and DJ Segar

4:00 p.m. Kyshona Armstrong

4:30 p.m. Marci Simmons Presents Harmonic, Myia and Shun Handri

4:50 p.m. Stara & Blus

5:10 p.m. Splitz Band

5:50 p.m. African Soul

6:10 p.m. Ren Raddius

Hip Hop

6:45 p.m. LG

6:55 p.m. The Swank

7:10 p.m. Shamrock

7:25 p.m. Showtime

7:45 p.m. Black Nerd

8:05 p.m. Chrismis

8:15 p.m. Wolf Pack

8:30 p.m. Tony B

8:45 p.m. Cassie Chantel

9:05 p.m. Jet Squad

At The World Famous (9 p.m., $5): Kyshona Armstrong, The HEAP


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