The ‘Festival of Praise Tour’ 2016 took place at the Heinz Hall of Downtown, Pittsburgh Monday,
November 7, 2016 at 7:30pm.
Well-known gospel artists joined forces to create a dynamic praise and worship experience. The artists
included; Fred Hammond, Hezekiah Walker, Israel Houghton, Karen Clark Sheard, Regina Belle, and
Casey J. While the concert was hosted by comedian, Earthquake’ who kept the audience entertained
during their worship experience.
Juanita Surley, concert attendee said, “I enjoyed this evening. What a terrific gospel explosion. Its such a
moving experience to join with so many people that share that love for God. Feeling happy to have been
a part of this praise festival.”
The ‘Festival of Praise’ tour kicked off this fall season, and has hit countless cities throughout the
Karen Clark Sheard said, “Come on Pittsburgh. Let’s have a praise party!”
“A praise party is the best way to describe the evening because that is exactly what it was. People filled
the venue from top to bottom praising God. Beautiful experience,” Vanessa Wiggins, concert attendee
The tour was known to be a success last year in 2015, so the multiple Grammy and BET Award Winner
artsist decided to join to grace the stage to put on a live praise party experience.
Fred Hammond said, “Thanks for all the love family. We can feel your prayers.”
Veronica Toomey, concert attendee said, “Fred Hammond has always been one of my favorite gospel
artist. I still play many of his albums. His voice is anointed and so powerful that it truly speaks to your
spirit. All of the artist are so talented, and blessed with the gift of the song.”