Kelvin Chappell’s popular ‘Bring Your Own Praise’ concert will feature an impressive lineup

Each year, Kelvin Chappell rolls out his “Bring Your Own Praise” (BYOP) concert designed to expose local and national talent to the Virginia and North Carolina regions with an evening of songs, music, spoken word and praise dancing. Chappell’s 6th Annual BYOP  will be held Saturday, October 8  at Christ Temple Apostolic Church in Danville, VA and boasts an impressive lineup.

Artists and performers will include the much-heralded Lemmie Battles (“You’re Looking At A byop Miracle”; Chicago Mass Choir – “Thank you, Thank you Jesus,”  Mississippi Mass – “Mighty Good God”), the dynamic group  Resound, singer and radio show host Jeremy Wilder, Amy  Ferrell from Greensboro, NC, praise and worship leader   Stephanie Motley and spoken word artist Elder Tarence  Walker. Returning to BYOP for the second year is noted singer  Kaneisha “NeeCee” Trott and the acappella group The  Joybells.The event begins at 6 p.m. at Christ Temple Apostolic  Church, 180 Kentuck Rd, Danville, VA 24540 and is to the  public. The event begins at 6 p.m. at Christ Temple Apostolic  Church,  180 Kentuck Rd, Danville, VA 24540 and is free to the  public.

BYOP was created in 2010 by award-winning graphic designer Kelvin Chappell as a platform to provide positive exposure for talent and to inspire unity among believers.The concert began in 2010 and has developed into an engaging community-focused platform that has gained national acclaim as a memorable musical experience for consumers of varying ages and walks of faith.

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Event creator Kelvin Chappell at 2015’s BYOP in Danville, VA

Kelvin Chappell is CEO of Kelvin Chappell Designs, an award winning independent graphic design company providing creative branding services in print, digital, identity and packaging located in Eden, North Carolina. Kelvin has contributed his innovative graphic design skills to national publications, award winning artists Canton Jones, Monica Lisa Stevenson and Eunice Wright, companies including Central South Distribution , and to Dove and Stellar Award nominated artists Bishop Jerry Maynard and Cathedral of Praise and Earl Bynum and The Mount Unity Choir; and BET’s Sunday Best Finalist Jessica Reedy.

Over the years BYOP has featured several rising artists, including BET Sunday Best finalist Maurice Griffin,  Monica Lisa Stevenson, Shawn Bigby, LeJuene Thompson and Stellar Award nominated Vincent Tharpe and KenosisFor more info on BYOP, click here.

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