The last time contemporary gospel artist Kirk Franklin was in Louisville he was rocking a ladies Kentucky Derby hat while performing to a sold out crowd at Junior Bridgeman’s Grace at The Race, an annual gospel celebration during Kentucky Derby weekend. I had the pleasure to produce that unforgettable show. Now, the nine-time Grammy Award winning star returns to Louisville on Thursday, March 31st.
The host of BET’s Sunday Best will minister in his unique way to his large fan base at the Louisville Palace. You will get to hear some of his biggest hits plus new songs from his latest album, Losing My Religion. Franklin refers to this concert as 20 years in one night. If that says one thing, it would have to be that they are going to have a very hard time getting him off stage like I did. He has so many songs in his catalog that he tried his best to sing as many of the favorites that at the one hour mark he was still going strong. At one point, in the show he yelled can I keep going? I turned to Bridgeman and he said “Yes, let him go”. I gave the thumbs up and I promise I think he went into second gear.
If you are looking for a concert where your coat will occupy your seat because you will likely not sit for this concert go see Kirk Franklin at the Louisville Palace.
I’ve already asked the question on who will open for the artist and that’s still to be determined.
Tickets start at $25 and you can purchase them at the Louisville Palace Box Office, ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations.
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