Grammy, Dove-nominated singer Anita Wilson headlines Gospel Extravaganza Feb. 6

Jan 26, 2016

North Central College presents its 28th annual Gospel Extravaganza Feb. 6, featuring gospel singer Anita Wilson and local ensembles.

The performance begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, in the College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $20/adults and $15/students and seniors and free to the North Central community; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit

A Grammy, Stellar and Dove Award-nominated singer, Wilson will headline the extravaganza. She keeps her urban contemporary music alive with her unparalleled fusion of gospel and soul music. First finding recognition as part of the Grammy-nominated ensemble Donald Lawrence & Co., Wilson moved to the solo stage via her debut, celebrated album “Worship Soul.”

She followed with her sophomore album, “Vintage Worship,” unveiling a collection of masterfully crafted tunes with ingredients of classic gospel, funk, soul, pop and R&B. Citing gospel greats such as the Hawkins, The Clark Sisters and The Winans as musical influences, Wilson drew from a well of R&B/soul favorites like Eddie Kendricks, Lalah Hathaway, Chaka Khan, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Evelyn Champagne King and many more to create a melting pot of sounds.

North Central’s own “Johnny Blaze” Arrington, a senior, returns to host this upbeat, spirit-filled night of music and celebration. Building on 28 years of tradition, the College’s Gospel Extravaganza 2016 celebrates local gospel artists Danara Barlow, a 2015 North Central graduate, with Roosevelt Deal, DuPage AME Church Voices of Praise and pianist Odell Zeigler, a senior. For more information contact College Chaplain Eric Doolittle
Nicor Gas is an underwriting sponsor of North Central College’s Black History Month and Martin Luther King Week events, including the Gospel Extravaganza.