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For Immediate Release
February 25, 2016
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Laura Strykowski,
Allstate Media Relations
(847) 402-5600
laura.strykowski@allstate.com

Unity Media, Publicity Department
(800) 219-0337
unitedtv@msn.com

(BPRW) Lineup Grows for 17th Allstate Gospel Superfest

National acts signing on as Allstate Gospel Superfest heads to Baltimore; actress and producer, Vivica A. Fox to host

(Black PR Wire) BALTIMORE, –The Allstate Gospel Superfest, heralded as one of the nation’s top tier events in gospel music television, continues to add to its roster of musical talent. This year, the event takes place on the campus of Coppin State University and will be hosted by actress and producer, Vivica A. Fox.

“The Allstate Gospel Superfest production will continue its tradition of inspiring concert goers with a spectacular show this coming May,” said Dr. Bobby Cartwright Jr., Allstate Gospel Superfest founder and executive producer. “The amazing list of talent committing to perform makes this year’s event one not to be missed.”

More than 40 national acts will take the stage as the show marks 17 years of providing viewers with some of America’s most recognized and legendary gospel recording artists. Headliners tentatively scheduled to appear are: Karen Clark Sheard, Deitrick Haddon, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Jonathan McReynolds, James Hall, William McDowell and Lonnie Hunter.

“Allstate encourages empowerment and positivity in the community and we are proud to have been the title sponsor of the Allstate Gospel Superfest for the past eight years,” said Georgina Flores, vice president of marketing for Allstate. “The Allstate Gospel Superfest brings families and the community together to celebrate a powerful night of music.”

The Allstate Gospel Superfest “Live in Baltimore” will take place Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.ET. Tickets for the event go on sale Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 at 10 a.m.ET.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketweb.com or by phone at (866) 468-7619. Final talent line-up is subject to change. For more details, performer updates and hotel information can be found at the show’s official website at www.gospelsuperfest.com or by calling the show’s hotline at (800) 219-0337.

About Allstate Gospel Superfest
The Allstate Gospel Superfest is one of the nation’s largest TV recordings in the field of urban-targeted, inspirational music and entertainment. Founded in 1998, the show has maintained a consistent presence in broadcast syndication for 16 consecutive years. Releasing five one-hour specials a year, The Allstate Gospel Superfest is carried by major TV network affiliated stations including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW, & MYTV. The production is known for its elaborate staging, trendsetting production and Hollywood styled approach to gospel music television. Allstate Gospel Superfest TV programming reaches millions of TV viewers annually via domestic syndication and Cable. The show’s holiday special was recently picked up by the TV-One cable network in 2015. Previous productions have aired on Aspire, Bounce, TBN, Word, Daystar and ION Networks. The Allstate Gospel Superfest is the most widely distributed TV brand in the history of black gospel music. Gospel Superfest is a trade name of Unity Media Limited of Ohio.

About Allstate
The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life’s uncertainties through auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” The Allstate brand’s network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2015, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $36 million to support local communities. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 250,000 hours of service across the country.

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