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Festival of Praise in Stockton May 17
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STOCKTON — The Festival of Praise Tour is coming to Stockton’s Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St. on Thursday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m.

 This event is part of a 50+ city tour across the United States.  It features these multiple Grammy, Stellar, BET Award Winning Artists:  Fred Hammond, Take 6, Donnie McClurkin, James Fortune and Pastor Charles Jenkins.

Prices range from $36.75 to $64.75 per ticket.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  A separate ticket is required for each child attending the show who will occupy a seat.

Tickets are available for online purchase through Ticketmaster, Live Nation, and .  Tickets are available for “in person” purchase at the Stockton Arena Box Office, 248 W. Fremont Street, Stockton  during regular business hours. For more tour information and information about the artists, please visit the Festival of Praise website

Fred Hammond is a Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, filmmaker, and multi-platinum producer has sold over 15 million albums worldwide, with over 12 #1 hits reaching both gold and platinum status. He's worked with and admired by several well-known artists including Stevie Wonder, 2017’s “The Voice” winner Chris Blue, "American Idol Winners Reuben Studdard & Fantasia Barrino, Boyz II Men, and Jodeci to name a few.

Heralded by Quincy Jones as the “baddest vocal cats on the planet!”, Take 6 is an amazing group of vocalists have been hailed as the most awarded a cappella group in history, with ten Grammy’s, ten Dove Awards (Gospel Music Awards), Best Jazz Vocal Group honors for seven consecutive years in Downbeat’s prestigious Reader’s and Critic’s Poll, a Soul Train Music Awards, and many more with multiple platinum and gold album sales.

Donnie McClurkin is a Multiple Grammy, Stellar, BET, Dove, and NAACP award winner has had multiple #1 hits including his most popular single entitled “Stand” which went gold almost immediately after being publicly lauded by Oprah Winfrey! The New York pastor has sold over 10 million albums worldwide and recently made history as the current host of “The Donnie McClurkin Show”--the #1 radio program in the entire New York radio market with the highest ratings ever seen.

Inspired by Kirk Franklin, James Fortune has had numerous hits and has been nominated for multiple awards since his album debut. This songwriter, arranger, and vocalist is one of the most innovative artists of this generation.  He’s captured the social media/pop culture demographic with his ability to fuse hip-hop with an uplifting message of hope, forgiveness, healing, and grace. His current single, “Favor of God” is a radio smash and is being performed by HBCU’s bands across America.

Coming on the scene in 2012, Pastor Charles Jenkins breakthrough release “Best of Both Worlds” quickly snagged the #1 Spot on Billboard’s Gospel Music Charts. His second project followed suit by climbing its way into the #1 spot again with his hit single “War”. Currently, Jenkins has the #2 single in the country “Grace” and critics are projecting he’ll be grabbing that familiar #1 spot again with the release of his sophomore project coming this month.