Entertainment will be provided by Kurt Carr and The Kurt Carr Singers, along with the Virginia State University Gospel Chorale

PETERSBURG — Pastor Shawn Brooks and the Greater Works Christian Fellowship, located at 801 S. Adams St., will host the city’s first citywide "Praise Family Fun Day” on Aug. 26, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 801 S. Adams St., the site where the old Southside Regional Medical Center was formerly located.

All are invited to attend. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.

Tickets cost $5. Children will be admitted free.

Entertainment will be provided by 10 times Stellar Award winner Kurt Carr and The Kurt Carr Singers. The Virginia State University Gospel Chorale will open for Carr. Also entertaining will be: Tamika Patton, voted Radio One Best Inspirational Singer in America; and Moves of Praise (MOP) mime artist, Roc'co.

In addition to entertainment, this event will feature hundreds of food, retail, service and resource vendors spread across the grounds surrounding Greater Works Christian Fellowship. The University of Virginia Breast Cancer Program's Mobile Mammography Coach, Petersburg Healthcare Alliance Health & Dental Screenings and Health Insurance have signed up to participate in the event. Contact Jordan Brooks at (804) 651-6155 or info@gwcfellowship.com to reserve your mammogram spot! Walk-ins are also welcomed.

Sponsoring this first citywide "Praise Family Fun Day" will be VA’s Praise 104.7 The Belle and ATL’s Praise 95.5 Brother Harold while DJ C will be spinning gospel music.

It’s not too late to express interest in being a partner or vendor at this event. Praise dancers or mime artists are also welcome to submit a talent application to perform at the event.

Members of the public are invited to register to attend Greater Works Christian Fellowship Gospel Music Workshop and Audition with Kurt Carr on Friday, Aug. 25, for a chance to perform live with Kurt Carr and the Kurt Carr Singers at the Family Fun Day event.

For more information, to purchase tickets, to submit a vendor or talent application or to register for the gospel music workshop and audition, visit http://www.gwcfellowship.com