Shades of Gospel featuring Pastor John P. Kee

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Sat, Feb 5 - 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm


Join us for a celebration of Gospel music that connects community members of all cultures, ages, and backgrounds! 

Gospel singer and pastor John P. Kee will bring his soulful husky voice, a six-piece band and back-up singers to the Renaissance Centre stage as a part of the Shades of Gospel series. Kee is the pastor of New Life Fellowship Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. He grew up in church music, playing both jazz and gospel on piano in his early teens in Durham. After high school at the North Carolina School for the Arts, he went to California to study music at Yuba College Conservatory School of Music in Marysville, California. While in California, he performed with the likes of jazz musician Donald Byrd, soul band Cameo and even James Taylor’s touring band, but after moving back to North Carolina he found himself living in a part of the city known for its violence and drug activities. After witnessing a friend die from a gunshot wound in a drug deal gone bad, he rededicated his life back to God during a Praise The Lord revival in Charlotte.

In 1981, Kee started a community choir in Charlotte, one that would evolve into his New Life Community Choir. His reputation as a talented gospel musician and writer blossomed in the 1990s with such Grammy Award-nominated albums as “Show Up” and “Strength.” In 1995, he accepted the call to pastor the New Life Fellowship Center in Charlotte, a church known not only for its choir, but its street ministry.

Since then, the gospel musician has recorded more than 20 albums with his choir, released six personal albums and garnered a host of awards and honors for his singing and writing, including 27 Gospel Music Workshop of America Excellence awards and a 2007 induction into the Christian Music Hall of Fame. In addition to being a pastor and musician, he’s a parent, with his wife Felice, of nine children.


We are now accepting names for the waiting list for tickets to the John P Kee performance on February 5. If you would like to be added to the waiting list contact the box office at

General Admission seats are $25 plus tax

For More Information

For more information, email or call the Box Office at 919-435-9458.


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