The Rockport Gospel Music Festival returns this year to First Baptist Church (1515 N. Live Oak St.) after being canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The only other time it was canceled in its 20-plus-year run is in 2018 after Hurricane Harvey.
Admission is free. Love offerings will be available to help cover the cost of the travel, operations, etc.
The two-day Festival begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7. Doors open at 5 p.m. The final performance for the day will end at 9:45 p.m.
The second day of the Festival begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8. Doors open at 10 a.m. The final performance for the day will end at 9:30 p.m.
For additional information visit GospelForce.org/Festival.html.
The tentative schedule is:
Friday, Jan. 7
6-6:05 p.m. - Opening announcements/prayer, Brian Arnold (Master of Ceremonies)
6:05-6:15 p.m. – Patti and Patrick McLead (Rockport)
6:20-6:55 p.m. – The McNeills (Emory, TX)
7-8 p.m. – The Kinsmen (Little Rock, AR)
8:05-8:35 p.m. – The DeLawders (Mathias, WV)
8:40-8:55 p.m. – Cheryl Golden (Tyler, TX)
9-9:45 p.m. – Crimson River Quartet (Rockport)
9:45 p.m. – Closing prayer
Saturday, Jan. 8
11-11:10 a.m. - Opening announcements/prayer, Brian Arnold (Master of Ceremonies)
11:15-11:45 a.m. – The McNeills
11:50-12:05 p.m. – Patrick Henry (Aransas Pass)
12:10-12:55 p.m. - The DeLawders (Mathias, WV)
1-1:30 p.m. – Miles Pike (Jacksonville, TX)
1:35-2:05 p.m. – First Baptist Church Choir (Rockport)
2:10-2:30 p.m. – Cheryl Golden (Tyler, TX)
2:35-3:05 p.m. - Patti McLead (Rockport)
3:10-3:40 p.m. – Brian Arnold (Branson, MO)
3:45-4:30 pm. – Appointed by Grace (Brazoria, TX)
4:35-5:05 p.m. - The DeLawders (Mathias, WV)
5:15-6:15 p.m. - Crimson River Quartet (Rockport)
6:20-6:50 p.m. - Miles Pike (Jacksonville, TX)
7-8 p.m. - The Kinsmen (Little Rock, AR)
8:05-8:25 p.m. - Cheryl Golden (Tyler, TX)
8:30-9:30 p.m. – The McNeills (Emory, TX)
9:30 p.m. – Closing prayer