McDonald's presents its 2014 Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour with Erica Campbell, Kurt Carr, and more

McDonalds.comMcDonald's 2014 Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour

The 8th Annual Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour is back, featuring Stellar and Grammy Award-winning artists, and Billboard Magazine honorees.

The free concert series is hosted by Erica Campbell of Grammy Award-winning gospel duo, Mary Mary.

Campbell expressed gratitude in being chosen as the host, and promised a great time for all Gospel Tour attendees.

"I am so thankful and honored to be chosen not only to host the tour, but to perform alongside other gospel greats," she said in a statement. "The tour will definitely be filled with uplifting music, laughter and an overall good time for everyone."

Presented by McDonald's, the tour also features comedian Jonathan Slocumb, Stellar Award-winners Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy, the legendary Mississippi Mass Choir, gospel rising star Uncle Reece, organist Moses Tyson, Jr., and renowned gospel artists, Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers.

Jonathan Slocumb no doubt spoke for the other entertainers when he described his excitement in joining the event.

"I could not pass up the opportunity to co-host such an amazing tour that's on a mission to give back to families like yours and mine," Slocumb said. "I can't wait to bring the non-stop laughter to everyone, especially those who are going through a tough time."

The concert series benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities, a 40-year old non-profit that provides grants, housing, health care, and more to families and children in need.

"We are committed to giving back and bringing joy to thousands in our local communities," McDonald's U.S. Marketing Director Rob Jackson said in a press release. "McDonald's has been deeply rooted in the community for generations, and we will continue to serve our neighbors, both inside and outside of our restaurants."

The 2014 Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour begins May 10<sup>th at Newark's Prudential Center, and ends July 25<sup>th at Oakland's Craneway Pavilion. A full of list of cities and ticket information are available on