Kirk Franklin Creates a ‘Coachella’ for Gospel Music

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We made history, baby!

This weekend, the gospel music artist, Kirk Franklin, debut the first ever Exodus Music and Arts Festival!

Being from Fort Worth, TX, I had to share this with y’all! We all know that Franklin is an internationally known musical artist, songwriter, mover and shaker! It doesn’t matter what part of the world you live in, you probably know him or have at least heard of him.

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Franklin continues to find ways to bridge the gap between generations and genres. This event hosted and headlined by him, didn’t fall short of that expectation.

Franklin’s goal was to put together a festival of music and the arts, by artists that are already well-known, and give an opportunity to those who aren’t as well-known.

Basically, Franklin wants to bring about a “Coachella” in the specific genre of Gospel music! How genius is that?!

Yesterday’s performances came from Tamela Mann, Erica Campbell and her husband, Warren, Koryn Hawthorne, Myron Butler, Marvin Sapp, Tye Tribbett, Franklin himself and other developing artists from surrounding cities!

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I’ll admit, I was so blessed yesterday, that I ended up missing church today (besides the fact that I was dehydrated!) Y’all, if you know nothin’ else about Texas, know that when it gets hot…it’s HOT. There is no in-between…

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All in all, it was a wonderful event. I honestly couldn’t think of a better person to host it. Kirk has been doing his thug-dizzle since the ‘99 and the 2000s….literally! Every sang he’s ever produced, the crowd knew! I have to give him his props, and I certainly can’t wait to see more of this same event in the near future.

Author: Simone D. Roy

I am an aspiring TV Host, practicing blogger, and "thinker-outlouder". I love God, I love people, and I take an immense amount of pride in being able to tell people's stories deeper than surface level. I am a product of the Frank and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism, where I obtained a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism, with a minor in political science. I wouldn't change that for the world. Recently, I've decided to take my talents to the entertainment industry, on a larger, more global platform in order to have more of an impact. I thank you in advance for following along with me on my journey! God Bless!

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