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Award-Winning Ensemble to Perform at Gospelfest

July 2, 2024 11:32 AM

Award-winning gospel group Nate Martin & SIGN (Singing in God's Name) is the headliner at this year’s free Gospelfest event at Greenbelt Cultural Center in North Chicago. The music festival takes place from 3–7 pm Sunday, July 28.

The powerful musical event is ideal for families," said Angelo Kyle, president of the Lake County Forest Preserves. "The festival offers a joyful experience in a stunning location."

Founded in May 2016, this Chicago-based ensemble has rapidly carved out a notable presence in the gospel music industry. Their unique sound, shaped by the exceptional vocal and songwriting abilities of their leader, Nate Martin, stands out in the genre. Mentored by the legendary Pastor Charles Jenkins, Martin is committed to keeping the tradition of quartet-style Praise & Worship music vibrant and influential within the gospel community.

As an independent artist, Nate Martin has garnered significant recognition, earning two Eddy Award nominations. He won the Eddy Award for Digital EP/Album of the Year for his project titled "SIGN Language." In 2020, the album "SIGN" was honored with the Eddy Award for "Album of the Year," and in 2021, they received the Gospel Music Choice Award for "Group of the Year."

The Greenbelt Cultural Center is located at 1215 Green Bay Road. Admission and parking are free. All ages welcome. Concertgoers should bring a blanket or lawn chair and pack a picnic. A local vendor will provide food for purchase.

Attendees can expect musical performances by Light of the World, Sharema Hanniba, First Corinthian, Missionary Baptist and Antioch Baptist Church. 

For more information about Gospelfest, visit or call 847-968-3477. For information about other summer events at the Lake County Forest Preserves, visit, or call 847-367-6640.