Former BET Sunday Best contestant Ashford Sanders to headline at Gospel Extravaganza

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Among the litany of activities that kick-off Homecoming at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, the Gospel Extravaganza remains one of the most popular events at the beginning of the week. The Student Government Association (SGA) sponsored event will feature Season 5 BET© Sunday Best contestant Ashford Sanders. The event will be held Sunday, October 21 in the J.M. Ross Theatre of the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Center. Doors will open at 4:00 pm. Admission is $5 for general public and free for UAPB students with a valid ID.

Ashford Sanders, an upcoming gospel artist, started this journey a long time ago. Since kindergarten, he dreamed of becoming a world renown gospel artist and because of his faith in God, he’s really been blessed. “I grew up in church and was a member of the choir,” said Sanders. He also said he believes growing up in the choir has a lot to do with his ability to teach and direct choirs. “Along with my ministry (Next Chapter), I feel that God has elevated our ministry to another level.”

Sanders has had the opportunity to share the stage with artists such as: Lee Williams & the Spiritual Q’C’s, The Canton Spirituals, Doc McKenzie & the Highlights, Paul Porter, The Gospel Four, The Williams Brothers, Keith Wonderboy Johnson, Vanessa Bell Armstrong along many more.

For more information about the event, call (870)575-7061.

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