Normally, this is the time of the year that people start thinking about the Stellar Gospel Music Awards as the timeline has been Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, the Stellars. But in 2015, the awards will be celebrating their 30th year with a new date. Next year, the Stellar Awards will be held on March 28th at a new venue in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In a press release, Don Jackson, the founder and executive producer of the awards said, "I am excited about moving the Stellar Awards to the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas to celebrate our 30th anniversary in a bigger, more elegant venue. The 30th anniversary of the Stellar Awards will mark the longest running black awards show in television and we wanted to commemorate this historic occasion in a first class venue that we know our gospel music stars and guests will enjoy."
For Vegas Mayor and current Chairman of the Las Vegas Host Committee echoed the excitement, saying, "Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world and we are excited to welcome the Stellar Awards to our great city. As the official ambassador of Las Vegas, I look forward to welcoming the Stellar Awards and showing them how much we appreciate them choosing our destination."
While the live show will take place on March 28, it will air the following month during the Easter holiday season from April 5 to May 3. The night before the awards ceremony, the Pre-Show will announce the winners of the non-televised awards categories.