Minister Marvin Webb.Photo by Joe L. Fisher, Black American Political Action Committee (BAPAC).
Minister Marvin Webb of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church is an activist whose commitment to fighting gun violence in Richmond has led him to produce the left Coast Gospel Festival, which takes place 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 8, at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond.
The shows will feature Gospel artist, including Grammy Award nominee Troy Sneed, as well as Christian comedians and rap artists.
Webb, who is himself a Gospel recording artist, hopes the event will unite community members and showcase a positive side of Richmond that is often unseen.
“We hope to start a movement to stop the violence in the community and change what people think of Richmond and highlight the beauty of the city,” he said.
To purchase tickets to the Left Coast Gospel visit www.brownpapertickets.com. Tickets can also be purchased at a number of locations including Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, The Richmond Police Activities League (RPAL), Reeds Records in Berkeley and Nu Revelations Book Store in Hayward.
Tickets are priced at $20 for adults and $15 for youth. Churches and organizations are encouraged to attend. For more information or group tickets call (510) 501-8114.