Fantasia to headline Super Bowl weekend gospel concert hosted by TV's Sherri Shepherd

FILE - This Nov. 8, 2012 file photo shows singer Fantasia performing at the Soul Train Awards at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The 2013 Super Bowl Gospel Celebration will feature performances by Fantasia, Donnie McClurkin, Marvin Winans and Bishop Paul S. Morton of New Orleans. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Invision/AP, file)

NEW ORLEANS - Grammy-winning R&B singer Fantasia has joined the growing list of musical acts set to perform for New Orleans Super Bowl weekend.

Sherri Shepherd, host of ABC's "The View," and Grammy-winning gospel musician Kirk Franklin, are organizing a gospel celebration with performances by Fantasia, Donnie McClurkin, Marvin Winans and New Orleans' Bishop Paul S. Morton.

The NFL-sanctioned event is in its 14th year and will be held at the UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans on Friday, Feb. 1.

The show also will include a performance by this year's NFL "Players' Choice" hip-hop Christian artist Lecrae, as well as the NFL Players Choir made up of about 40 current and former players.

The show will be taped before a live audience and syndicated for broadcast. Ticket prices start at $40.


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