September 12, 2012
Gospel choirs put on their Sunday best performances for the How Sweet the Sound regional finals. This year's competition also includes community choirs vying for the 2012 Best Gospel Choir in America title (and $50,000 in cash and prizes). The hosts of the show will be Grammy Award winners Donald Lawrence and Yolanda Adams. Judges will be stellar gospel performers CeCe Winans (co-host of the 2011 competition), Erica Campbell (Mary Mary), Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Fred Hammond and VaShawn Mitchell.
Why go: It's church on Monday with just the music, including performances by the hosts and judges.
Reconsider: You already wore your best church hat Sunday.
7:30 p.m. Monday at United Center, 1901 W. Madison St.; $10-$20; 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com