The 4th Annual Rose G. Bates Gospel Benefit Concert will take place Saturday, October 14, 2017 on stage at The Atlanta Dream Center, 635 Angier Ave., N.E., Atlanta, GA 30308. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. This uplifting experience will thrill audiences with spectacular choreography by renowned dancers of HIS WORD N’ MOTION DANCE MINISTRY, BEULAH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH DANCE MINISTRY and NEW LIFE CHURCH DANCE MINISTRY, as well as the electrifying vocals by some of Atlanta’s most acclaimed gospel/inspirational singers. This year’s featured gospel artist is gospel recording artist B. J. HARDY-JOHNSON, Hip-Hop Christian recording artist, SON OF FAITH, palmist JACARDA SMITH of Beulah Missionary Baptist Church, and introducing concert pianist PRESTON WINKLE! Beulah Baptist Church’s Minister of Music, ERNEST "CHIP" NORMAN, named as 2011 UnSung Hero by the Atlanta Chapter of the Gospel Music Workshop of America, Inc. will also be in attendance sharing his musical talents. Returning are Masters of Ceremony are RITA “GOSPEL DIVA” JONES and DONNELL ALLEN. There will be other gospel/inspirational artists and for the first time, an inspirational spoken word artist! This concert is dedicated in memory of the Loving Rose Foundation’s, Founder, Yolanda Moore’s, beloved mother, Mrs. Rose Catherine G. Bates, who lost her battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma on November 3, 2007. In 2012, the "Loving Rose Bates Walking Team" was formed and participated in its first Light the Night Walk supporting LLS. In the past, the team has asked for donations from family, friends and businesses. For the last 4 years, the team has given back to the community by feeding hungry souls with God's Word through music and dance. In 2017, Yolanda founded the Loving Rose Foundation, which will continue to raise awareness of blood cancers as well as support all cancer research efforts. The community’s willingness to help will fund lifesaving cancer research and services for patients, bringing help and hope to thousands of people battling blood cancers. If you'd like to learn more about Light the Night Walk, visit our team's webpage: http://pages.lightthenight.org/ga/Atlanta17/TheLovingRoseBatesTeam. Advance tickets are $15 and available at: http://rosegbatesgospelconcert2017.brownpapertickets.com or call 1 (800) 838-3006 (24-hours). Tickets will be $20 on Friday, October 1st and $25.00 at the door. Donations are also accepted on the teams’ website at: http://pages.lightthenight.org/ga/Atlanta17/Thelovingrosebatesteam. All proceeds will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Georgia as well as the American Red Cross to support hurricane victims. To learn more about The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and other ways to support them, visit www.LLS.org.