Join us & City Experiences on Baltimore's Inner Harbor for a delicious lunch buffet and live gospel entertainment. Take in the amazing skyline views and enjoy our outdoor patio deck.
Select Dates: 5/13, 7/8, 9/9
Board: 11:30 am | Cruise: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (5/13 ONLY)
Departs From Inner Harbor | 561 Light Street Baltimore, MD 21202
Get your tickets HERE! 866-312-2469
Your ticket includes:
- 1.5-hour lunch cruise on the Patapsco River
- Delicious dinner buffet with freshly prepared entrees, salads and desserts
- Unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea and water
- Spectacular views of Baltimore's inner harbor
- Live gospel entertainment, rooftop games (giant jenga, shuffleboard)
Extras & Upgrades:
- Creative cocktails, wine and beer from our well-stocked cash bar
- Guaranteed table for your party size
- Window table reservations for the best views
“Singing is wonderful, but there is no singing without a song.” – VaShawn Mitchell
VaShawn Mitchell’s 25+ year career in music is a testament to the power of songs. A native of Chicago, IL, a city considered the birthplace of gospel music, the genre naturally had a profound role in shaping Mitchell’s creative voice. His love for the artform led him to become one of the city’s foremost choir directors, Music Directors and eventually a Minister of Music. Holding these positions at a young age allowed VaShawn to develop a gift for producing powerful musical moments in the collective church experience.
After contributing songs to successful albums with his Pastor and church choir, Mitchell bravely launched his solo career; although as an artist, VaShawn has never behaved as a solo act because he always masterfully brings others along for the journey through the aptly titled moniker and ethos known as VaShawn Mitchell & Friends. With each project, VaShawn continued to prove himself a much-loved singer, songwriter, and producer of inclusive musical moments. This was most evident on Mitchell’s third and best-selling release, 2010’s Triumphant. The project delivered the gospel mega-hit and most played gospel song of 2011, “Nobody Greater” along with songs continually sung by churches and other gospel groups all over the world like crowd favorites “Chasing After You” and “His Blood Still Works.”
Triumphant solidified VaShawn’s place as one of gospel music’s most versatile song stylists and set him on course to an award-winning career. He has won six Stellar Awards, three GMA Dove Awards and garnered multiple GRAMMY nominations. Mitchell expertly built on this momentum and continued to release ground-breaking projects like Created 4 This which gave the world another hit anthem “Turning Around for Me,” Unstoppable, Secret Place (recorded live in South Africa) that featured the infectious hit song “Joy” and a passion project entitled Elements to celebrate 20 years in the gospel music industry. He has also released two holiday-themed EP’s, 2018’s Cross Music and 2020’s Home for Christmas. Each project offers gospel music lovers not only songs to sing along to, but songs to be ministered to and encouraged by. Most recently, 2023 saw the release of VaShawn’s 10th full length project, Chapter X, an ode to his late Grandmother Mrs. Jane Mitchell and features the hit single “See the Goodness.”
Always known for developing other successful artists, VaShawn has signed, produced, and written for some of today’s most recognizable voices in gospel music. This passion for advancing the cause of gospel music and its artists caused VaShawn to accept the position of President & CEO of the Gospel Heritage Foundation in 2018; in this role he gets to work with even more artists through bespoke conferences and unique learning experiences curated by Mitchell.
VaShawn tours the globe with an arsenal of songs that continue to resonate with his fans. Mitchell also continues to write and produce music for emerging as well as established artists while consulting music ministries across the country. He also maintains his corporate and philanthropic partnerships with Denny’s, Big Brothers and Big Sisters and the Norman Youth & Arts Foundation, named in memory of his grandfather.
Monica Lisa Stevenson
She is a powerhouse vocalist and one of the few ‘new school’ class of female vocalists who can capture the definitive essence of traditional gospel and “church” music at its best. MONICA LISA STEVENSON is that vocalist who provides a commanding presence and a life-impacting spiritual encounter through every song she sings.
Monica Lisa has a litany of achievements contributing to her thriving music ministry including three Stellar Award Nominations for Best New Artist and Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year; two Atlanta Gospel Choice Awards for Best Female Artist and Song of the Year. She’s appeared on BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel and in Tyler Perry’s movie Madea’s Big Happy Family and TV series The Have And The Have Nots. Added to the list are standout vocal performances in the critically acclaimed Genuis Aretha docuseries as well as roles in regional touring stage plays She has toured throughout Switzerland and Italy and has sung alongside such greats as Pastor Shirley Caesar, Albertina Walker, Jason Crabb, Erica Campbell, Pastor Marvin Sapp, and Tasha Cobbs.
Her album KAINOS (The Acoustic Documentary) landed at #18 on Billboard Top Gospel Sales Chart and #8 on the Heatseekers Chart. KAINOS is released by Puretonez Production/eOne Distribution includes the chart-topping hit single “Testimony” featuring Doobie Powell and The Williams Singers. Recently, Monica was honored to reach the number one position on the BDS AGospel Music Airplay charts with her single "I'm Not Ashamed", featuring Gospel music hall of famer, Paul Porter. Monica Lisa enjoys singing before audiences, serving her community, and being the proud mother of five children and dedicated wife to her husband Derrick Stevenson, who is also her musical director and producer. Monica Lisa has emerged as a dynamic artist and compassionate philanthropist who inspires something new and refreshing in everyone she touches.