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Media Credentials for the Chicago Gospel Music Festival


Media Credentials for June 2-3, 2017

We thank you for your interest in covering the 32nd Chicago Gospel Music Festival. For all media inquiries about the festival please contact

Click Here for the Media Credential form

Please note that NOT all credential requests will be granted.


Press Passes

Media credential requests for the Chicago Gospel Music Festival must be submitted by Friday, May 26, 2017. Acceptance notifications will be sent accordingly. Press access is complimentary. Each media outlet is limited to one press and one photography request as space is limited.

*Submission of a request does not guarantee admission.

Submissions will be accepted on media letterhead by fax at 312.744.8523, via email at or mail to:

Chicago Gospel Music Festival Media Credential Requests
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St., 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602


Freelance Media

Freelance writers and photographers must submit requests for the outlet he/she is representing on the company’s letterhead with the assignment editor’s signature. Eligibility will be determined case-by-case and you will be notified if you are approved or we require further information.


New Media (websites, podcasts, eNews, etc.)

Press admittance is open to journalists working with a commercial news or industry-related website. The website must be established and updated regularly with relevant original and current content. Please provide a link of past CGMF coverage or similar reportage with your request. Web designers, editors and creators do not qualify for media credentials.



Media credential requests from bloggers will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Bloggers must host professional, industry-related blogs with original content. A link to the blog must be submitted along with the number of unique visits per month and how often it is updated.


Video/Audio Recording

Video and audio recording for broadcast is allowed up to 5 minutes for non-commercial use only. Any commercial use is prohibited without artist consent and written authorization by the Chicago Gospel Music Festival and the City of Chicago.



Press Images

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To sponsor the Chicago Gospel Music Festival, contact our Corporate Sponsorship Department at 312.744.9217 or email at



Press Releases

April 7, 2017: 32nd Chicago Gospel Music Festival Headliners Include The Rance Allen Group, Jonathan McReynolds, VaShawn Mitchell, and Many More

February 14, 2017: Chicago Gospel Music Festival Preview Events Offer Opportunities For Artists

April 14, 2016: 31st Chicago Gospel Music Festival Headliners include Hezekiah Walker, Travis Green, Shirley Caesar, Brian Courtney Wilson, Chicago Mass Choir and Many More

April 14, 2015: The 30th Chicago Gospel Music Festival Schedule Announced with Artists Celebrating Gospel Music’s Chicago Roots in Millennium Park May 29-31

February 4, 2015: Chicago Gospel Music Festival Preview “New Artist Showcases” will Spotlight Up-and-Coming Chicago Talent

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