Platform Promotions is back in Wichita again this year for their summer-ending Grub & Groove concert, but this day with a promised twist – a second festival day dedicated to Gospel.

The two-day event will be Fri., Aug. 16, and Sat., Aug. 17, and returns to last year’s successful new location, the Andover Amphitheater, just a few miles east of Wichita.

Friday night will be Grub-&-Gospel and Saturday remains Grub-&-Groove. Notice the emphasis still on eating, but with this year’s lineup, the music will once again be the big feature.

The Friday night lineup includes some of the top names in Gospel music. Folks will definitely be getting their praise on with this lineup:

Crystal Rucker – “Great is Thy Faithfulness.”

Zacardi Cortez – “One More Time,” “I Believe” and “Oh How I Love You.”

Bishop Cortez Vaughn – KCK’s own, whose single “You Deserve it” spent 26 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Gospel Chart.

Wess Morgan – “I Choose to Worship,” “You Paid it All,” and “Can’t Thank You Enough.”

Jay Moss – “God’s Got It,” “Good & Bad,” and “Sweet Jesus.”

Special guest Roy Moye III – a young man with Wichita and KC roots.

The lineup for Grub & Groove remains old school, with the return of some Grub & Groove favorites from the past.

Michel’le — this R&B songstress makes her G-&-G debut. “Something in My Heart” displays her wonderful vocal talent, but dance-beat songs “No More Lies” and “Niceity” were also big hits for her.

Glen Jones — another strong R&B singer, has been around since the early ’80s. His biggest hits are “Here We Go Again,” which peaked at No. 1, in ’91 and “Show Me,” a 1983 hit that topped at No. 3.

Then it’s going to get funky with:

Lakeside – “Fantastic Voyage,” “It’s All the Way Live,” and “Your Love is on the One.”

Midnight Starr – “Curious,” “Midas Touch,” “No Parking on the Dance Floor,” “Freak-a-zoid,” “Operator,” and “Wet my Whistle,” to name a few.

Zapp – “Computer Love,” “More, Bounce to the Ounce,” “So ruff, So Tuff,” “Do Wa Ditty,” and “I Want to be Your Man,” again, just to name a few.

MC Lightfoot is back as mc for both evenings and will definitely keep things live.

Admission each night is $45 general admission and $75 for VIP reserved seating. Tickets are online at

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