Progressive Community Health Centers
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Sixth Annual Milwaukee Gospel Jubilee Performs at New Venue this Year

Uplifting Musical Event Showcases Best Local Gospel Talent and Helps Increase Access to Health Care for Underserved Milwaukeeans

By - Feb 15th, 2019 11:40 am
Sixth Annual Milwaukee Gospel Jubilee

Sixth Annual Milwaukee Gospel Jubilee

Milwaukee, WI – February 15, 2019 – Milwaukee Gospel Jubilee, Milwaukee’s signature showcase of local gospel talent, returns again for its 6th joyous year on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) This year’s event will be held at the Marcus Center for the Performing Art’s Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall. Milwaukee Gospel Jubilee brings together generations of Milwaukee’s best gospel performers for a showcase of immense talent and a night of jubilant celebration. The event benefits Progressive Community Health Centers, with all proceeds from ticket sales supporting the agency’s work to increase awareness and vital health care access to underserved Milwaukeeans.

The gospel talent line up for this year’s Jubilee will include appearances from these popular Milwaukee gospel performers:

Holy Hill Praise Dancers

Sounds of Faith

Arias Walker

Spiritual Tones

Queens of Harmony

Voices of Faith

Community volunteer and notable Milwaukee gospel singer Julia Prescott will emcee this year’s event.

Tamyra Trice, a Physician Assistant at Progressive Community Health Centers and member of Voices of Faith, commented, “This will be the 5th year that I have performed in the Milwaukee Gospel Jubilee with my group Voices of Faith. It’s been exciting to watch as the event continues to get bigger and better! We’re particularly excited to bring the show to the Marcus Center’s Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall this year. It is an honor to participate in something that not only spreads the inspiring message of the Gospel, but also helps those in need. Having worked as a healthcare provider at Progressive Community Health Centers for the last 12 years, I see firsthand how the funds raised at the Jubilee positively affect the lives of patients in our local community.”

Added Progressive Health Center Board Member, Milwaukee Gospel Jubilee co-founder and respected Milwaukee musician John Sieger, “I got involved with gospel music in a roundabout way. A friend was playing bass and asked me to help out. The group was one of Milwaukee’s best, The Masonic Wonders. I was pre-sold on the music – it’s the basis of everything I love – but I was surprised by the communal nature at the services. The hat often went around for members who were in need and the power of the music was (and is) a healing force. When I joined the board of Progressive Community Health Centers, I was struck by the similarities of their missions. Together these two great institutions minister to body and spirit for people most in need. This show does more than raise money, it’s guaranteed to lift your spirits and may even elevate the roof of Vogel Hall a little bit! So please join us for another electrifying performance by Milwaukee’s great homegrown gospel groups – you’ll be glad you did.”

Milwaukee Gospel Jubilee is made possible through generous support from the following sponsors: Froedtert Health & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Aurora Health Care, BMO Harris Bank, Colectivo Coffee, MHS Health Wisconsin, Black Shoe Hospitality, Children’s Community Health Plan, Hall Render: Killian, Heath & Lyman, Hunzinger Construction Company, iCare, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Molina Healthcare and My Choice Family Care.

Tickets for Milwaukee Gospel Jubilee are on sale now for $25 each and can be purchased through the Marcus Center Ticket Office, online at www.marcuscenter.org or in person at 929 N. Water Street in downtown Milwaukee or by phone (414) 273-7206 or toll free at (888) 612-3500.

About Progressive Community Health Centers

Progressive Community Health Centers is a non-profit federally qualified health center (FQHC) that provides medical, dental and behavioral health services to underserved populations in Milwaukee’s central city. Celebrating its 20th year of service in 2019, Progressive CHC delivers high quality health care and social support services to patients of all ages and incomes, regardless of income or insurance status. As a thriving, trusted focal point in the community, Progressive CHC works to build neighborhood assets and eliminate health disparities. The agency employs more than 100 people at three primary care facilities and an urgent care clinic. Progressive CHC serves roughly 16,000 patients annually, more than 75 percent of who live below the federal poverty level. For more information, please visit www.progressivechc.org.

About Milwaukee Gospel Jubilee

Milwaukee Gospel Jubilee is the premiere annual fundraiser for Progressive Community Health Centers. All proceeds generated from the event support the organization’s mission to provide increased health care access to low-income populations in Milwaukee’s central city. The 6th Annual Milwaukee Gospel Jubilee is a community-driven event that features local musical talent from a variety of backgrounds including youth groups, faith-based communities and other partners focused on diversity, inclusion and equality. This unique concert-style program offers a chance for audiences of all ages to experience the powerful inspiration gospel music delivers, which is particularly reflective of Progressive CHC’s largely African-American patient population. Generous sponsorship of Milwaukee Gospel ensures that every dollar raised via ticket sales will directly fund care for Progressive CHC’s growing patient population. These funds are used to offset expenses not covered by federal funding and are critical to the daily operations and long-term sustainability of the agency. The event has raised nearly $150,000 in unrestricted funding for Progressive Community Health Centers since its inception in 2014. www.milwaukeegospel.org.

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