News Release, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
St. Mary’s City, MD- St. Mary’s College of Maryland presents the inaugural Mulberry Music Festival – Act 1, featuring chart-topping gospel recording artist Jason Nelson and a diverse lineup of local musicians, on Friday, June 14, 2019, from 6-9 p.m. on the College’s Townhouse Green. The event is free of charge and open to the public.
“At St. Mary’s College, we value our liberal arts foundation – the diversity of thought and expression, creativity, and respect for self and others. We teach students how to express themselves in order to add color and life to our world in a way that only each unique individual can. In this spirit of creativity, I initiated the Mulberry Music Festival – Act 1 in order to bring people together around the universal language that is music,” said Tuajuanda C. Jordan, president of St. Mary’s College. “The long-term goal of the festival is to feature a broad spectrum of diverse genres of music each year. Given all that is happening in the world, featuring the uplifting nature of gospel music at the inaugural event seems appropriate.”
Nelson is one of the most recognized voices in gospel music, a Grammy-nominated songwriter and a Stellar Award-winner. His newest album “The Answer,” released on May 18, 2018, includes the hit single “Forever.”
Along with Nelson, there will be performances by the St. Peter Claver Gospel Choir, Dominion Apostolic Choral, SouthPoint Church, John Tillery and Living Sacrifice, Posse 4 Christ,Ministerio Amor en Cristo (Ministry of Love in Christ), and St. Luke’s of Scotland Choir.
Those in attendance are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to help enjoy the event. Food and craft vendors will be onsite, along with community resource tables. The Townhouse Green opens at 4 p.m. the day of the event.