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Riceboro GospelFest

  • Riceboro Youth Center South Coastal Highway Riceboro, GA, 31323 United States (map)

The Riceboro RiceFest Committee has organized the 3rd annual Riceboro GospelFest for your listening pleasure. The legendary Melvin Williams along with local Gospel recording artists will take the stage for a night of Gospel entertainment and fun.

Cost to attend is $10 per person in advance and refreshments will be available for purchase.


From the small town of Smithdale, Mississippi and for more than five decades, Melvin Williams continues to enrich his solid foundation as one of Gospel Music’s most notable voices across the world at Churches, Performing Arts Theatres, the White House, Music Conservatories, Civic Centers, Festivals, on radio, television... Melvin Williams is everywhere bringing Traditional Gospel Music!

Williams’ distinctive, soulful vocal tone and high-energy, emotion-filled delivery touches the heart and soul of everyone. His hit song “Cooling Water” and YouTube Viral video has more than 9.6 million views and “Another Blessing” at over 4.6 million views.Throughout his career, Melvin Williams shared the stage with other musical greats as Stevie Wonder, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Shirley Caesar, Mavis Staples, James Taylor, Paul Overstreet, BeBe and CeCe Winans, Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, the Mighty Clouds of Joy, the Mississippi Mass Choir, Patti Labelle, Chaka Khan, the late Luther Vandross, the late Walter Hawkins of The Hawkins Family, Amy Grant, and many more.

Melvin Williams, world-renown gospel producer, songwriter and singer of the hit song “Cooling Water” remained on the Billboard and gospel charts for over 100 weeks and remains one of the most popular songs requested by audiences nationwide! 

Earlier Event: November 4
2017 Liberty RiceFest Pageant
Later Event: November 10
RiceFest Homecoming