The Gospel Experience with KIRK FRANKLIN featuring Chrystal Rucker and Tobbi & Tommi
Tickets on sale February 6th at 10:00 am!
Kirk Franklin: For nearly two decades now, Kirk Franklin has been a multi-platinum-selling purveyorof majestic fusions of gospel and contemporary music, and a mirror of Christian humanity boldly reflecting what one faith walking man can accomplish when he focuses on God and taps deep into the gifts He gives. Franklin is a pioneer in gap-bridging musicianship, uniting audiences across gospel, hip hop, pop and R&B. His irresistible rhythms and rhapsodies have resulted in albums that consistently top both Billboard’s Gospel and Christian charts, as well as ascend triumphantly into the Top 10 of the R&B/Hip Hop chart. His unprecedented penetration into the mainstream has fortified him to also become a New York Times bestselling author for The Blueprint: A Plan for Living Above Life’s Storms (Gotham/Penguin). Franklin is also the host and executive producer of the gospel talent show “Sunday Best,” the highest-rated gospel program in BET network history now heading into its sixth season. To date, the trendsetter has garnered nine GRAMMY® Awards, 39 Stellar Awards, 16 Dove Awards (CCM), eight NAACP Image Awards, two BET
Chrystal Rucker: The anointing that the Lord has placed on the life and ministry of this Kansas City native elevates both contemporary and traditional gospel audiences to another dimension. Chrystal’s solid church background and love for music contributes to sustaining her spiritually, physically, and emotionally, as she maintains an extremely busy ministry schedule. Although the enemy attempted to totally afflict her body in May and June of 2007, she confidently and gratefully says, “Lord, You deserve my worship”.The voice of Chrystal Rucker has impacted radio on Bishop Paul Morton’s “Be Blessed”, Jonathan Nelson’s “I Am Healed”, Larry Callahan and Selected Of God’s “Be Still and Know” and her soul stirring worship ballad “You Deserve”. Chrystal’s latest single “Excuse Me” written by multi-award winner Anthony Brown is currently climbing the charts. Her junior project titled “Graced For This” will be released Spring 2017.
Tobbi & Tommi: Tobbi and Tommi of Kansas City, MO have been singing since the ages of 11 and 6 years old, respectively. Music and singing is very common in their family. Tobbi and Tommi were introduced to Donald Lawrence in the year 2000 by DeWayne Woods (also of Kansas City, MO) shortly after Woods was called upon to minister with Donald Lawrence. From that time forward, Tobbi and Tommi have ministered as a part of a backing vocalist ensemble for Lawrence now referred to as The Company. Donald Lawrence has gone on to win Stellar Awards, Grammy Awards and other prestigious accolades. Tobbi and Tommi have been gifted the opportunity to travel abroad and minister nationally and internationally with some of the music industry’s most distinguished artists. They have shared the stage with Chaka Kahn, Patti Labelle, Mary Mary, Vanessa Bell-Armstrong, Hezekiah Walker, Donnie McClurkin, Jason Crabb, Ricky Dillard, Kim Burrell, Beverly Crawford, Pastor Shirley Caesar and many others. Tobbi and Tommi are currently featured on a new rendition of “Through the Fire” (originally recorded by Chaka Kahn), and this song is on Donald Lawrence’s newest project “Your Righteous Mind”. Tobbi and Tommi have sung on the Grammy Awards (2005), BET’s 106 & Gospel (2009), Stellar Awards (2006, 2008, 2010), Dove Awards (2010), TBN (2010) and other major television networks. Tobbi and Tommi are also wonderful writers and composers who have co-created with Donald Lawrence. Tobbi & Tommi latest EP “LIVE UP” is available for purchase EVERYWHERE now! It’s a MUST HAVE.