Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church will host its annual GospelFest, a two-day music ministry workshop and showcase for music, dance, comedy, poetry and mime, Oct. 24-26.

The church is located at 9700 Scenic Highway, Baton Rouge.

Participants will receive lyrics, Biblical teachings and guidance on how to enhance their skills from nationally acclaimed recording artist the Rev. DeWitt Johnson, of Nashville, Tennessee.

The festival begins Friday, Oct. 24, with a vocal workshop lead by Johnson, which will continue on the following morning. The indoor festival will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. The weekend culminates with a musical at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26.

The workshop registration fee is $10, which includes brunch on Saturday morning and entry into GospelFest. General admission to Saturday’s GospelFest is $5.

Contact Valarie Banks at (225) 241-­?1779.