March 3, 2017
By Shondell Orinthia Babb
February 20, 2017 – Tye Tribbett Concert
GRAMMY Award-Winning gospel superstar Tye Tribbett dropped into Winnipeg on February 20, for a FREE concert at NextGen Worship Centre. The line-up started before 5:00 p.m. and it curved well down the Chevrier Blvd. sidewalk. Thrilled concert goers were grateful for the mild weather.
The small venue crammed about 400 people into the facility and people were still waiting outside 2 hours after the service proceedings started. Ushers, usherettes, and organizers had to get creative by giving up their designated seats for guests and they even set up an extra T.V. and seating area by the kitchen lobby.
“This is a very emotional time for me. Some of you may not understand it, but I know what God has brought me through,” said Andrew Bawa, Lead Pastor. The congregation had just moved into the facility in the fall of 2016, after the stress of being church nomads for months.
As they announced Tye Tribbett was about the enter the stage, the crowd swarmed towards the stage and dance floor area. Tye Tribbett exploded onto the scene with feverish energy and sang “Bless The Lord (Son Of Man)” and as the crowds screamed, he gave them more amazing entertainment. “If He Did it Before…Same God” was another crowd pleaser.
Tribbett didn’t disappoint with his trademark, high-energy style, live band and coordinated routines with three back-ups performers, known as G.A., that doubled as singers and dancers.
NextGen Church, celebrating their one year anniversary with their first annual convention, made a huge thundering clap about it throughout the Winnipeg church community, by bringing Tye Tribbett to town.
Tye Tribbett won two GRAMMY Awards in 2014:
- Best Gospel Song, If He Did it Before…Same God (Live).
- Best Gospel Album, Greater Than (Live).
As the natural build up and excitement started to the familiar “He Turned It” song, fans screamed the lyrics in concert with the artist. The show was lit, as Tye Tribbett & some G.A. members set the crowd on fire as he introduced “Victory”, running back and forth on the stage and dancing.
“That event was just awesome!” said Alexandra Robinson, 21, Student.
The organizers reported that Tribbett was only supposed to perform for 45 minutes but, he continued for one hour and fifteen minutes because he loved the vibe from the crowd.
It was announced that Tye Tribbett will be returning again in 2018 for another FREE anniversary concert. The crowds went wild cheering with jubilation at the news.