Thursday, April 5, 2012

Tuesday, April 10 FREE Rock My Soul: A Gospel Music Celebration Honoring Kirk Franklin

Tuesday, April 10 - Rock My Soul: A Gospel Music Celebration Honoring Kirk Franklin State Theatre at PlayhouseSquare – Doors open at 6 p.m.,  Show starts at 7 p.m.
Sponsored by PlayhouseSquare and the Cleveland Foundation

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will honor Kirk Franklin in a tribute to rock’s gospel roots. Franklin will perform and various artists including Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin and church ensembles from across Cleveland will honor him through music. Special guest Daymond John will emcee. This event is free but a general admission ticket is necessary. Tickets will be available for Rock Hall members on Monday, March 5 and to the general public on Tuesday, March 6 at

Kirk Franklin’s 1993 debut album, Kirk Franklin and the Family, was the first gospel album in history to sell more than one million records. To date, the contemporary gospel artist has won seven GRAMMY® Awards, an American Music Award, 35 Stellar Awards, 12 Dove Awards (CCM), five NAACP Awards, two BET Music Awards, a Soul Train Award and more. Franklin is also the host and co-executive producer of the BET original series, Sunday Best, the network's first gospel talent competition.

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