Guess who’s heading West! The biggest night in Gospel music, the Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards is charting new territory in celebration of its 30th Anniversary. Earlier in the year, Stellar Awards founder and executive producer, Don Jackson announced the date change, and today released location and ticket details. Keep reading for the info!
The 2015 telecast will be taped in front of a live audience at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with a new Spring production date, shifting from January to March 28, 2015. Discussion of the possible date and location change has been buzzing for some time, but most were cautious until further details were released.
“I am excited about moving the Stellar Awards to the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas to celebrate our 30th Anniversary in a bigger, more elegant venue,” said Don Jackson, founder & executive producer of the Stellar Awards. “The 30th Anniversary of the Stellar Awards will mark the longest running Black awards show in television and we wanted to commemorate this historic occasion in a first class venue that we know our Gospel music stars and guests will enjoy.”
Produced by Central City Productions, Inc. (CCP), the show is open to the public, with hotel/show packages going on sale beginning July 26, 2014.
Additional events including, The Stellar Gospel Music Awards Pre-Show (March 27) and The Stellar Awards Gospel Radio Awards & Showcase(March 28) will be joined by a first-time collaboration with the Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA) Convention (March 22).
Artist submissions for Stellar Awards consideration will be accepted from September 1 – September 30, 2014. Per changes to last year’s eligibility criteria, projects qualified for consideration this year must have a release date between October 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014. Additional rules, regulations and the online submission form will be posted at www.thestellarawards.com.
For additional details, visit www.thestellarawards.com
Will you make the trip to Vegas? Who do you think so host the 30th Anniversary show?