ATLANTA – Atlanta-based entertainment production company, Results, Inc. has confirmed comedian Cedric The Entertainer as co-host of the 8th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration. Results, Inc. president, Melanie Few, the event’s founder and executive producer, made the announcement.
Additionally, Few announced that Kyle Bowser, veteran producer of television and live events will serve as an Executive Producer of this year’s event. Plans for unveiling a new look for the concert, which maintains its distinguished tradition as the first and only Gospel music event sanctioned for Super Bowl weekend by the National Football League (NFL) were also announced.
Miami’s James L. Knight Center will be the new home of the show, which is scheduled for Friday, February 2, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. and features performances from Grammy award-winning artists including Yolanda Adams, Fred Hammond and Hezekiah Walker.
Presented by Sam’s Club, the inspirational evening celebrates the best of the human spirit and was ranked by USA Today in 2006 as one of the top 3 “must see” events.
Additional artists confirmed to date include J Moss, Tye Tribbett and Jaci Velasquez. Among the NFL players scheduled for special guest appearances are: Mike Adams (49ers), Shawn Barber (Eagles), Anquan Boldin (Cardinals), Andre Davis (Buffalo Bills), Derrick Dockery (Redskins), Jamin Elliott (Falcons), Demetric Evans (Redskins), Tommie Harris (Bears), William Henderson (Packers), Michael Lehan (Dolphins), Derrick Mason (Ravens), Bryant McKinnie (Vikings), Shawne Merriman (Chargers), Jeffery Posey (Redskins), Antwaan Randle El (Redskins), Will Smith (Saints), Donnie Spragan (Dolphins), Max Starks (Steelers) and Troy Vincent (Redskins).
“Since the event was launched in 1999, the show has experienced steady growth year-to-year through the support of the NFL, the entertainment community, national faith based organizations and our corporate partners,” said Few. “Our production team is excited to further that growth with the high caliber Gospel artists, NFL players and Cedric The Entertainer, one of the original kings of comedy as the driving force behind the memorable moments being planned for this year’s show.”
In his capacity as Executive Producer of the 8th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, Bowser brings expertise garnered via a career that has spanned two decades. Bowser has produced an impressive roster of television features and specials such as the Lifetime original movie, “For One Night” and the “E! Super Bowl Special,” which was produced in conjunction with Super Bowl XXXVII weekend. Over the course of his entertainment career, Bowser has held executive positions with Fox Broadcasting Company, HBO Independent Productions, NFL Films and Philadelphia’s MLK Arena.
Few commented: “Kyle is an exceptional producer and we are poised to seamlessly enhance the production value of the show by leveraging his talent, drive and leadership.”
“I am honored to join Melanie and the team in continuing the concert’s legacy as the premiere Super Bowl weekend attraction where the players and fans can gather for an inspirational evening marked by the rich culture of Gospel Music,” said Bowser.
The 8th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration is sponsored in part by Greater Fort Lauderdale. Media partners include Ebony Magazine and Sheridan Gospel Network. The Dr. Bobby Jones Gospel Complex for Education, Heritage and Presentation is the benefiting charity.
For more information on the 8th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration visit www.superbowlgospelcelebration.com.