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Lineup announced for Chicago Gospel Festival

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Associated Press

Joe Ligon and The Mighty Clouds of Joy will headline this year's Chicago Gospel Music Festival.

The festival runs from June 20 to 23 with performances and events in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood, Millennium Park and the Chicago Cultural Center. The lineup was announced on Wednesday.

This year's theme is "The Year of the Choir" and there will be a "Battle of the Chicago Gospel Choirs," with a grand finale on the festival's opening night.

Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Ricky Dillard and Donald Lawrence will play on Sunday night. Other performers include Smokie Norful, John P. Kee, Lecrae and Tamela Mann.

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