Johnny Jackson, Jr.

Gospel is Alive! Celebration

Presented by Peoples Health

The Johnny Jackson Jr. Gospel Is Alive! Celebration is the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation’s annual educational workshop and outreach program for youth and senior citizens in the New Orleans area.

The concert is open to the public, free of charge, depending on seating availability.  The concert has been named in honor of one of its biggest proponents, Johnny Jackson, Jr., a longtime member of the board of directors of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, as well as a former New Orleans City Council member and former Louisiana State Representative.  Past headliners have included Rance Allen, CeCe Winans, The Clark Sisters, Shirley Caesar and more! 


The Johnny Jackson, Jr. Gospel Is Alive Celebration Presented by Peoples Health will be held on Monday, May 1, 2023 from 9:00am to 11:00am.


Franklin Avenue Baptist Church located at 2515 Franklin Avenue, New Orleans, La 70117


Talent for this year’s celebration includes Bobby Jones and the Nashville Super Choir, Shades of Praise Gospel Choir, and the New Orleans Council on Aging Gospel Choir.

Bobby Jones comes from a rural poor background, he worked unyieldingly to bring his love for gospel music to the world. It could be said that, he is a simple country boy that loves the Lord, his family, his friends, his fans, and his supporters. He has a tremendous love for gospel music, television, radio and the stage.

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The Johnny Jackson, Jr. Gospel is Alive! Celebration is brought to you by Peoples Health .

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The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is the nonprofit organization that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. The Foundation uses the proceeds from Jazz Fest, and other funds, for year-round programs in the areas of education, economic development and cultural events. For more about the Foundation and what we do, visit us online at