Grammy Award-winning artists Tye Tribbett and Jason Crabb and Dove Award-winning comedian Akintunde are joining forces for The Up Close and Personal Tour at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, at 809 Veterans Parkway at Full Gospel Tabernacle in Hinesville.
Tribbett and his group, G.A. (also known as Greater Anointing), burst on to the national stage when their song “Let Go, Let God” was featured on the soundtrack of the animated feature film “The Prince of Egypt.” Tribbett and G.A. have shared the stage with such superstars as Gloria Estefan, LeAnn Rimes, Elton John, Luther Vandross and Stevie Wonder and have sung backup on national tours for Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Don Henley.
Tribbett has had multiple No. 1 albums, Stellar Awards and Grammy Awards.
Crabb has won a Grammy Award and 21 Dove Awards, both as a solo artist as well as with the Crabb Family. In 2012, the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards crowned Crabb as both Artist and Male Vocalist of the Year. Since his first solo release in 2009, Crabb has performed at many prestigious stages, such as Carnegie Hall, the Grand Ole Opry, the Brooklyn Tabernacle and Billy Graham’s final crusade in New York. He has also shared the stage with artists such as Wynonna, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Sandi Patty, the Oak Ridge Boys and more. He has appeared on NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” and alongside Willie Robertson of “Duck Dynasty.”
Akintunde is the 2014 Dove Award Comedian of the Year and a 20-year comedy veteran. He is also a sought-after screen and television writer with more than 350 original television episodes of writing credits. Akintunde has written for “It’s Showtime at the Apollo,” the BET Awards, and the NAACP Image Awards and worked as a head writer and producer for BET Network’s “The Monique Show.” In addition to multiple appearances on the Word Network, TBN, the Gospel Music Channel and the Stellar Awards, Akintunde has been on 10 national tours in the past five years.
Tickets are $40 for preferred general admission and $30 for general admission.
There also are special packages available:
• Platinum ($85) — One reserved ticket in the first three rows, exclusive meet-and-greet with Crabb and Tribbett, one individual photograph with Crabb and Tribbett, entry into pre-concert reception, exclusive “Up Close and Personal Experience” panel discussion with Crabb and Tribbett, tour gift bag, exclusive log-in for download and purchase of photos from the event, official autographed “Up Close And Personal” laminate and separate VIP red-carpet check-in.
• Gold ($65) — One reserved ticket in rows 4-10, entry into pre-concert reception, exclusive “Up Close and Personal Experience” panel discussion with Crabb and Tribbett, tour gift bag (exclusive to VIP guests), Exclusive log-in for download and purchase of photos from the event, official autographed “Up Close And Personal” laminate and separate VIP red-carpet check-in.
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