bryce-graham.jpgWEST PALM BEACH – People of all ages are invited to what organizers are calling the gospel/praise event of the year: the first annual Fresh Fire Experience Youth Empowerment Conference. The  faith-based youth initiative is set for Friday, Aug. 2 through Sunday, Aug. 4 in downtown West Palm Beach. Tickets are $25 (three-day event pass) and $10 (single-day pass). Children under 12 are free.

Fresh Fire Experience is the brainchild of 15-year-old minister, Prophet Bryce
Graham, dubbed “The Wonder Boy Preacher” by Bishop Thomas Masters, Riviera Beach mayor, because of his soul stirring ability to speak to audiences, Graham will lead the three-day conference event alongside such keynote speakers as Andre Nero, motivational speaker and minister from Atlanta, and youth evangelist Darius Harris.
Also scheduled to speak are the Rev. Tara Brown Davis and other noted leaders of the church.
The daytime events will take place on Saturday Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. in the grand ballroom of the conference host hotel, the Hyatt Place, 295 Lakeview Ave. in downtown West Palm Beach (
The day events will consist of faith-based empowerment workshops, a gospel talent competition, poetry slams, a youth open mic and an awards show celebrating noted community leaders and other distinguished recipients, including posthumously, the late Rev. Herman McCray. 
Fresh Fire Worship Services will take place Friday and Saturday evening beginning 7 p.m. at New Light Fellowship, 901 Northpoint Parkway, Suite 308, West Palm Beach. Sunday Worship Service will be held at 10:30 a.m.
The grand finale event will be the Celebration of Gospel & Soul beginning at 4 p.m. at BB King’s/CityPlace, 550 Rosemary Ave. in downtown West Palm Beach. Among those taking the stage will be national recording artists including Kendra Williams (from Season 1 of The X Factor), Amy Lord, Eric Biddines, Rebecca Butterfly Vaughns, Kristoff Skalet, Sassy Singz, Stichiz, Whitney White, David King Cain, Cande & Infinity Fam, Zipporah Hayes, Kareem Robinson, Authentic & A+ and The G-Star School of the Arts Youth All Stars.

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