Progressive Community Health Centers is delighted to announce that it will be hosting the 5th Annual Milwaukee Gospel Jubilee at Turner Hall Ballroom (1040 N. 4th Street) on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 7:30pm. Milwaukee Gospel Jubilee brings together generations of Milwaukee’s best gospel performers for a showcase of immense talent and a night of jubilant celebration. The event benefits Progressive Community Health Centers, with all proceeds from ticket sales supporting the agency’s work to increase awareness and vital health care access to underserved Milwaukeeans.
This year’s Milwaukee Gospel Jubilee will include appearances from popular Milwaukee gospel performers: Holy Hill Praise Dancers, Doc Smith and The Disciples, Genesis Singers, Spiritual Tones, Messmer Gospel Choir and Voices of Faith. Greg Rivers with gospel radio station WGLB AM 1560 (Incredible Gospel Music) will be the emcee for the event.
For Voices of Faith singer, Tamyra Trice, gospel is truly a family affair. Ms. Trice, who performs in the group with her father and other family members, is also a physician assistant at Progressive Community Health Centers. Having worked at Progressive CHC for more than a decade and witnessed the agency’s growth, Tamyra commented, “As a Milwaukee native, there were two things I was certain about when I graduated from the physician assistant program at Marquette University: #1 – I wanted to work in family medicine and #2 – I wanted to work in my community.”
“I was fortunate to have found a position at Progressive Community Health Centers that fit my needs both personally and professionally – located right in the heart of the community where I spent most of my life. I was raised as a Christian with the core values of service, love and giving. I am also active in singing gospel music with my family and church in the group Voices of Faith. Participating in Milwaukee Gospel Jubilee is an obvious decision for me because it taps into the essence of who I am: a woman of God, healthcare provider, singer and servant.”
Added Progressive Health Center board member and local musician John Sieger, “What gospel music does is it elevates – practiced in churches across Milwaukee and virtually every city and town in America, gospel is a gift of massive proportions – yet it often remains hidden from mainstream public view. Subtract it from the cultural landscape, and nearly everything you love about modern music falls into a vacuum.”
Milwaukee Gospel Jubilee is made possible through generous support from the following sponsors: Froedtert Health & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aurora Health Care, Colectivo Coffee, John Shannon and Jan Serr, MHS Health Wisconsin, Black Shoe Hospitality, BMO Harris Bank, Hunzinger Construction Company, HGA Architects, iCare, Patterson Dental and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan.
Tickets for Milwaukee Gospel Jubilee are on sale now for $20 each and can be purchased through the Pabst Theater Ticket Office, online at pabsttheater.org or by calling (414) 286-3663.