Posted on: May 14, 2018

Multi-Grammy® Award Winning Gospel Artist Kirk Franklin Coming to The Classic Center Theatre Friday,


Multi-Grammy® Award Winning Gospel Artist Kirk Franklin Coming to The Classic Center Theatre Friday, October 5

ATHENS, Ga. – Gospel singer Kirk Franklin, winner of 12 Grammy® Awards, will perform live at The Classic Center Theatre on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 8p.m.

Tickets will go on sale to the public this Friday, May 18 at 10 a.m. and range from $44 to $74, plus applicable fees. Group rates are also available for this performance. Members of The Classic Center Cultural Foundation will be able to purchase tickets beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16.

He’s known as an incomparable artist, speaker, a New York Times best-selling author, businessman and humanitarian, and after more than 20 years as the top selling artist of inspirational music, multiple Grammy® Award winner Kirk Franklin shows no signs of slowing down. In 1993 Kirk revolutionized gospel music and bridged the gap between the faith community and mainstream urban music culture. Working with such artists as Bono, Stevie Wonder, the late Whitney Houston, Lecrae, Kanye West and Chance the Rapper, the genius fusion of a message hope and hip-hop beats have made him a mainstay atop Billboard charts for more than 20 years.

Many believe the secret to his continued success is rooted in his artistic genius of being innovative, relevant and authentic about his faith. Kirk has always been transparent about being abandoned by his parents, adopted at the age of four, and his humble beginnings. Kirk has never hidden behind his celebrity status but has remained connected to his audience through his music and frank discussions of life issues.

In addition to his musical endeavors, Kirk Franklin is Chairman & CEO of Fo Yo Soul Entertainment based in Arlington, TX. The company includes Fo Yo Soul Recordings, a joint venture with RCA Records, a management arm and a booking and touring division that includes both performances and speaking engagements.

Among Kirk Franklin's accomplishments are:

•           Biggest selling gospel artist in sound scan history (selling over 10 million albums)

•           12 Grammy® Awards

•           40 Stellar Awards

•           20 Dove Awards

•           12 NAACP Image Awards

•           3 BET Music Awards

•           American Music Award winner

Kirk Franklin believes his greatest accomplishment is being the husband and best friend of his wife Tammy, and proud dad since 1996 to Kerrion, Carrington, Kennedy and Caziah. He believes everything he has and everything he's accomplished is all by the grace of God.

Visit to buy tickets, call 706.357.4444 or stop by The Classic Center Theatre Box Office in Downtown Athens.

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