*The Essence Music Festival is about to be off the chain.

Mathew Knowles and Music World Gospel will host the Superlounge Showcase July 3 at 6 p.m. Scheduled to perform are Trin-i-tee 5:7, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Brian Bourtney Wilson and Micah Stampley. Pastor Rudy Rasmus, XM Satellite Radio star of new show “Pastor Rudy’s Love Revolution, will host the event.

Throughout the festival, Knowles along with his partners will keep audiences entertained with several showcases, including a show at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Since his transition to the gospel arena and his new music company, Knowles has helped skyrocket the success of up and coming gospel artists.