Last week before a sold out audience in Philly, Grammy Winning Gospel Artist Kirk Franklin presented “Twenty Years in One Night,” a nearly 3-hour musical journey of his biggest hits from his emergence on the Gospel scene up until now with his latest release, “Losing My Religion”. Complete with a full band, and arguably 6 of the best background singers in the music industry, Kirk Franklin proved why he is one of the best to ever do it.

Since the early 1990’s Kirk Franklin has been making music that sets trends, stirs a bit of controversy, inspires and shares a message of hope. From his hit “Melodies from Heaven,” a tune he performed last night, over a Biggie beat and complete with a very impressive Milly Rock, to his worship anthem “Hosanna” which had the Tower Theater erupting with praise and worship, he weaved countless hits together into a seamless musical web.

Backed by the incomparable Anaysha Figueroa-Cooper, whose single “Holy One” took over radio a few years back, Nikki Ross, Charmaine Swinson-Broom, Cheryl Fortune, Deonis Cook and Kenyon Dixon, the songs were brought to life like never before. In what was one of the most moving moments of the night, Kirk performed “Intercession” off of his new album. During the segment’s vamp, he called new artist and Philly native, Jermaine Dolly, whose debut single “You” has been in heavy rotation on syndicated radio, to sing. If this surprise wasn’t enough, he came off of the stage and handed the mic to R&B singer Jazmine Sullivan, who sat across from the Heed Team. She sang as only she could, moving several audience members to tears.

As the night came to a close, Kirk performed one of his latest singles “Happy” and rounded off the night with his hit “Smile”! If you haven’t already, we think you should purchase tickets and catch this dynamic show. It’s spirited, moving and filled with great singing that will leave you encouraged, inspired and hopeful!

20 Years in One Night Tour Schedule – Summer Leg:

June 3rd                       Augusta, GA               James Brown Arena

June 4th                       Durham, NC               Durham Performing Arts Center

June 5th                       Jacksonville, FL          Time – Union Center

June 9th                       Tulsa, OK                    Brady Theatre

June 10th                     Austin, TX                   ACL Live at Moody Theatre

June 11th                     New Orleans, LA        Orpheum Theatre

June 12th                     Mobile, AL                  Saenger Theatre

June 14th                     Birmingham, AL        Alabama Theatre

June 15th                     Savannah, GA             Savannah Civic Center

June 17th                     Rochester, NY            Main Street Armory

June 18th                     Dorchester, MA         Strand Theatre

June 19th                     Baltimore, MD           The Lyric Opera House

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