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Music Festivals 2018: Kirk Franklin To Host Exodus Music & Arts Fest
He's a 12-time GRAMMY winner with a deep-rooted passion for gospel music. So who better than to host and headline the first Exodus Music & Arts Festival than Kirk Franklin?
Taking place at Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory in Dallas over Memorial Day 2018 weekend, this new festival promises to be a spiritual-based music fan's dream. The fest will feature gospel choirs and two stages with a stacked lineup of performances by not only Franklin but the likes of fellow GRAMMY winners Marvin Sapp, Tamela Mann, and Tye Tribbett, with more to be announced.
"I don't believe anyone loves gospel music more than I do on this planet," said Franklin, who was among the artists taking part in the recent "GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends" PBS special. "The level of talent, skill set and spirit makes it a genre that others have taken their cues from since a young Mahalia Jackson entered the scene decades ago. But the genre has never owned a spot in the pantheon of music festivals that have global behemoths like Coachella or Essence until now!
"It will deliver a weekend of performances, collaborations, humor, and hope that will only be curated at Exodus. Memorial Day weekend you will discover. The wait was well worth it!”
Tickets for the inaugural Exodus Music & Arts Festival are on sale now.