AMERICAN gospel artistes Michael W Smith and Nicole Mullen are set to perform in Harare in August at the Crossline Music Worship Festival that runs from August 24 to 26.
Smith who will be coming to Zimbabwe for the first time will share the stage with fellow star Nicole Mullen while local gospel artists are also expected to spice up the event.
Smith is also set to record a live DVD in the capital during the August concert.
Mullen, the My Reedemer hit maker, put up a scintillating performance in Harare last year.
Pastor Herman Chimusoro of Crossline Music and video, confirmed the duo's August engagement.
"It's true that Michael W Smith will be visiting Zimbabwe to perform at a three-day event to be held in the Harare Gardens.
Tickets are already available online and selected shops to avoid last minute rush.
"Depending on the day, tickets will be going for US$10 to about US $20 while the last day of the festival, which features Smith, tickets will start from US$20 to about US$50 for the VIP enclosure," he said.
Smith is best known for his Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hit song Place in this World. He has charted primarily in the contemporary Christian and occasionally in the mainstream charts.
His biggest success in mainstream music was in 1991 when Place in this World hit number six on the Billboard Hot 100. Smith is also a three-time Grammy Award winner, and has earned 40 Dove Awards. Over the course of his career, he sold more than 13 million albums and recorded 29 number one hit songs, with 14 gold albums, and five platinum albums.
Mullen recorded her first solo album Don't Let Me Go in 1991 with the independent label Frontline Records. She continued her singing, songwriting and choreography career in the 1990s, singing back-up for Smith and the Newsboys, writing for Jaci Velasquez and working as a dancer and choreographer with Amy Grant.