National and international singers gather in Rockford for one big event Monday night.
Soar Radio Gospel Music Awards welcomed dozens of gospel artists from around the world.
Soar radio is a local gospel internet station.
It's CEO says the main purpose of this event is to recognize community leaders with some gospel fusion.
"You know one thing i want people to be able to exposed to something different. A lot of people have not in our community," said Soar Radio CEO Justin Francis.
"They may not be able to go to Chicago, they may not be able to go to New York so I want them to be able to enjoy it here in Rockford."
Michelle Williams from Destiny's Child was the special guest to host this year's event.