Pursuing a drought, Kevin Downswell Ministries and Clearsound Production Providers are preparing the mother of all gospel concert events for August 7 at the Police Officers’ Club on Hope Road, with a set-up that could set the trend for the hosting of significant events in a COVID-19 period.
The occasion, which was introduced last Tuesday in The Gardens, The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, is dubbed 658 Fest, and for all those people who have been asking yourself about the importance of the quantity ‘658’, the puzzle was ultimately solved. The quantity ‘658’ simply represents Jamaica’s new region code.
“Kelvin Osbourne, chairman of Clearsound Production Providers, and I will be executing 1 of the most significant productions in gospel, and this will be carried out at the highest amount of security protocols remaining noticed. We want everybody to know that their security on August 7 is 1 of our best priorities,” Downswell explained.
The gospel singer and minister suggests he is psyched to provide a worship knowledge that is the two liberating and refreshing. “Since the Govt reopened the amusement field in Jamaica, there has not been a single Christian occasion of this magnitude. I have acquired plenty of messages on social media from people asking about when will be the upcoming gospel occasion, so they can arrive out of their residences for a change. 658 FEST will fulfil these anticipations and so a great deal additional,” he famous.
Executive director of the occasion, Christopher Johnson, instructed those people collected for the start last Tuesday that 658 FEST is a competition of thanksgiving, and emphasised that the occasion will unfold with clockwork precision. “We are aiming to build the new norm we are aiming to remodel we are aiming to make this intercontinental, placing the new region code 658 on the map, exhibiting that Jamaica can without a doubt have a competition, but in a quite secure way,” Johnson stated.
He pointed out that the setting at the start, which had chairs elevated on decks that have been placed toes aside, was related to what would greet patrons attending the occasion on August 7. “We will have sanitising, social distancing, and the atmosphere is 1 that will hold you secure in the middle of a pandemic. I believe that that as Christians, we need to be the ones to set the case in point. We need to be the head and not the tail.”
At the occasion, there will be a segment for typical admission, which will have two food courts an all-inclusive VIP region, as properly as a VVIP segment on phase which will seat twenty five unique guests, who will be given white-glove remedy.
“We have not had nearly anything like this for over a yr and a 50 percent, so we know the anticipations are large. The artistes on the occasion are gearing up by themselves to provide. It will be a quite unique occasion,” Downswell promised.
Prior to Monday’s announcement of new curfew hours, the competition was designed to run from five p.m. – nine p.m. on the other hand, an earlier start out time will see it now ending at 7 p.m. Some of the biggest names in gospel are scheduled to perform, among the them Rhoda Isabella, Rondell Constructive, Chozenn, Perpetual Appears, He Transforms Me Worship Group, Petra-Kaye ministries and, of training course, Kevin Downswell.
Special guest speaker, Olivia Grange, minister of gender, society, amusement and sport, famous that “God has without a doubt been good to us” and questioned to be allowed to “give a shoutout to all the promoters throughout Jamaica who are even now resetting their events in accordance with the new measures imposed to hold us safe”.
She pressured, “I share their discomfort and the difficulties they are going through. My ministry stands with all the events promoters and people of the amusement field as you reset the point, since we realize that it is all for the greater good of our people and for our security, but it nuh simple.”
Grange, whose topic was 1 of thanksgiving, even throughout “trying times,” shared the words and phrases of St Paul, urging all to “present your request to God”. She lauded Kevin Downswell – who she very first satisfied when he entered the Gospel Track Competition a long time ago and received – and also saluted Clearsound for rising into a formidable force in the field.
Also present at the start have been the finalists in this year’s rebranded Gospel Stars Competition.