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 2022 Gospel Is Alive! Honoree Committee is Howard Rodgers, III, Chair, Rev. Dr. Lois Dejean, LaQuan Fields-Carter, Caryn Rodgers- Battiste, Leonard Smith and Frank B. Stewart, Sr.


The Johnny Jackson, Jr. Gospel Is Alive Celebration Presented by Peoples Health will be held on Monday, May 2, 2022.


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

This year’s talent includes Kathy Taylor, The Electrifying Crown Seekers, and the New Orleans Council on Aging Gospel Choir.


9:00am – 9:30am – Council on Aging Choir

9:30am – Opening Invocation/Welcome

9:35am- Electrifying Crown Seekers

9:55am – Recognition of GIA Committee

10:00am- Presentation of Honorees

10:30am- 11:00am – Kathy Taylor

11:00am – Closing Remarks

Brought to You By 

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