WATCH: Kirk Franklin Announces New Festival for Gospel Music After Lamenting Its Decline
Kirk Franklin is bringing a unique gospel music festival to his hometown of Irving, Texas, as he hopes to give the music genre he loves another platform.
On Sunday night, the gospel music artist, composer and executive, who heads the Fo Yo Soul Recordings record label, announced that he would be partnering with Live Nation to present the Exodus Music & Arts Festival. He took to social media to announce the event in a video.
When captioning his social media video, Franklin insisted that the event wasn’t about promoting himself.
“It’s not about me. It’s about the music,” he wrote. “The culture. The genre. His glory. ”
In his video, Franklin called the event a wonderful opportunity to give gospel music an additonal platform.
“I’m excited because finally the genre that I love and that I’m a part of, something that’s very important to me now has a wonderful opportunity to see another level of excitement and another platform to be able to give you the best in hopeful music, gospel music, that feel good music,” he said. “Memorial day weekend it will be the first ever of its kind in the history of its genre. It’s going to have the best and brightest in gospel music. This is huge..not huge for me but huge for us.”
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Source: Christian Post