Sumter, SC – Bishop W.T. English Memorial Park in Sumter South Carolina (Gables Community) is the location for a unique experience for concertgoers. This Drive-In concert will ensure all Covid-19 provisions are met showcasing The Best Gospel Artist in the Carolina’s. This star stuttered lineup will feature Tim Rogers, Le’ Andria Johnson, The Walls Group and a special Tribute to Carolina’s Own William Becton for his contributions to the Gospel Industry celebrating the 25th anniversary of his hit song “Be Encouraged” all set to perform live and in person the weekend of November 20th-21st. “We are excited about this Drive-In Concert Event and focused on executing the event with enforced safety precautions in regards to Covid-19. Our ticketing model for this event caters to family and friends which is why we chose this model to sell one ticket per vehicle”, says the event director Chris Fairley. The VGAFest Executive Producers Arthur Primas, Manager and Mentor to Tyler Perry and Victory Pernell both echo the timeliness of such an event for the Carolina community as we approach election day while dealing with the current nature of our country this event is meant to be a catalyst of hope and encouragement.
November 20th Pre-Show
On November 20th there will be a Pre-Black Friday Giveaway of brand new items to be given away on a first come first serve basis until all items are given away. Renew and NHymn Community Chest by way of Amazon and Wal-Mart distribution centers will sponsor items. Gates open at 2pm you must have a ticket to enter the facility grounds. Friday will culminate with an Independent Artist Stage & Auditions for artist to perform on the main stage Saturday November 21st. There will be one ticket sold per car with up to 5 people max in each vehicle. Fans can bring food and beverages to the event you must wear masks when in family/friend zone. Tents, grills, outdoor appliances etc… will not be permitted. Gates open @ 2pm
Ticket Prices for Friday
$8.99 x 5 per individual = $44.99 per car (red zone)
$13.99 x 4 per individual = $55.96 per car (red zone)
$20.99 individual ticket (red zone)
$24.99 x 5 per individual = $124.95 per car (gold zone)
$29.99 x 4 per individual = 119.96 per car (gold zone)
$34.99 individual ticket (gold zone)
Purchase tickets @ victoryonepromotions.com
November 21st Awards Show & Concert
On November 21st the main awards show and concert will feature Tim Rogers, Le Andria Johnson, The Walls Group and Honoring Gospel Trailblazer William Becton on the 25th anniversary of his hit single “Be Encouraged”. Later in the evening many of Carolina’s Best Gospel Artist will be recognized in 16 categories. There will be one ticket sold per car with up to 5 people max in each vehicle. Fans can bring food and beverages to the event must wear masks when in family/friend zone. Tents, grills, outdoor appliances etc… will not be permitted. Gates open @ 2pm
Ticket Prices for Saturday
$24.99 x 5 per individual = $124.95 per car (red zone)
$29.99 x 4 per individual = $119.96 per car (red zone)
$34.99 individual ticket (red zone)
$39.99 x 5 per individual = $199.95 per car (gold zone)
$44.99 x 4 per individual = 179.96 per car (gold zone)
$55.99 individual ticket (gold zone)
Purchase tickets @ victoryonepromotions.com
The Walls Group
The quartet released The Walls Group, with Wall2Wall Entertainment, on June 11, 2012, and the album charted on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart at No. 29. This caught the attention of Kirk Franklin, who signed them to Fo Yo Soul Recordings in association with RCA Records, and they released their first studio album on September 2, 2014, Fast Forward. The album charted on the Billboard 200 chart at No. 39, and at the No. 1 spot on the Top Gospel Albums chart. This album got two four star out of five reviews from AllMusic's Andy Kellman and Dwayne Lacy of New Release Tuesday, and Daniel Cody of Wade-O Radio says "It's not stale, it's not boring, it's not repetitive, but it is an exciting and fresh album. The group was nominated for Best Gospel Performance/Song at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, for their song "Love on the Radio". The quartet is nominated at the 30th Stellar Awards in the following categories: Artist of the Year, Group/Duo of the Year, CD of the Year, the Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year, Contemporary CD of the Year, and Music Video of the Year. In the beginning of 2019, it was publicly announced that The Walls Group had signed to Warryn Campbell's "My Block," record label along with many other artist
LE’ Andria’s Sunday Best coronation song, "I Shall Leap into My Destiny", co-written by Johnson, entered the Billboard Gospel chart at number 1. Johnson's post-Sunday The Awakening of Le'Andria Johnson was released on August 23, 2011, Music World Entertainment Gospel and Music World Music. The album debuted at number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Gospel Albums, number 3 on the U.S. Billboard Independent Albums, and number 24 on the Billboard 200. Johnsons' second major-label album The Awakening of Le'Andria Johnson, which included seven new songs, was released on February 14, 2012. Johnson is the first Sunday Best contestant to receive a Grammy Award, which she won in 2012 for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance.
The Stellar Award-Winning Artist, Tim Rogers has been singing for over 9 years as he hails from Blytheville, Arkansas. Rogers and his three nephews, Brian, Troy, and Terry Rogers have a versatile and fresh Gospel sound that places them in a category as one of the most notable Gospel groups in the gospel music industry today. Leader Pastor Tim Rogers' voice is like no other. His voice and captivating presence has a specific mission with glorious passion that speaks to audiences on many levels. Tim has produced the hits... Happy, Real, Angels and Thank You.
William Becton - Honoree
Trend-setting, Billboard chart topping singer and songwriter William Becton
began his musical journey in 1995 with the release of his critically acclaimed debut album BROKEN (Intersound Records). The album peaked at #1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart and boasted the Gospel radio block-buster single and R&B Top 40 Radio cross-over hit “Be Encouraged”.
“When I wrote ‘Be Encouraged’, I saw the need for inspiration, the need for encouragement, the need for hope,” says Becton.
Becton continued to write dynamic contemporary Gospel music intermingled with soul and southern charm. HEART OF A LOVE SONG (CGI Records/A&M) was released in 1997 and B2K: PROPHETIC SONGS OF PROMISE (CGI Records/CGI Platinum) in 2000 which included a special appearance of Ali Ollie Woodson of the legendary group The Temptations on the remake and sequel of “Be Encouraged” call “Still Encouraged”. Both albums also soared to the Top 10 Billboard Gospel Albums further establishing his inscription as a creative force in music.
Twenty-five years later, William Becton’s goal is the same as it was when he started his musical journey: to encourage the soul, heal the broken hearted and tend to God’s people.
Becton is celebrating the 25-years since the momentous release of BROKEN. To commemorate this milestone Becton has released "Be Encouraged 2020 Remix". The remix includes the original lead vocals of Cliff Jones, James Washington and Woodson with Becton. Becton adds the phrase "Keep Breathing" in acknowledgment of the current Covid-19 pandemic and to the racially charged injustices that are impacting our country.
In addition to the "Be Encouraged 2020 Remix", he will be offering BROKEN 3 in his series of albums. And, he will release the full set - BROKEN TRILOGY later this year. This will allow Gospel music fans to reminisce admire and own his discography and this will introduce this gospel pioneer to a new generation of fans
About Victory Promotions
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