‘Kingdom Tour’ to visit the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater | Deviations


TAMPA — Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin are on the road for the “Kingdom Tour,” which kicked off June 1 in Miami. The tour will stop Saturday, June 4 at 6:45 p.m. at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 US 301 N., Tampa.

Tickets start at $31. Call 813-740-2446 or visit www.livenation.com.

Grammy-nominated, Billboard Music Award-winning, platinum, multi-racial, multi-cultural, and multi-gender Maverick City Music has teamed up with 16-time Grammy Award-winning artist, songwriter, producer, and cultural icon Kirk Franklin , for this output. . They will be accompanied by special guests, Jonathan McReynolds and Housefires.

Maverick City Music has been making noise since forming in 2018. With a rotating cast of members including Chandler Moore, Naomi Raine, Dante Bowe, Lizzie Morgan, MJ George, Aaron Moses, Joe L Barnes and Brandon Lake, Maverick City Music brings together a wide range of voices, drawing inspiration from soul, gospel, R&B and indie rock. Their 2021 album ‘Old Church Basement’, in collaboration with Elevation Worship, earned the group three Grammy nominations in three categories, including nominations for their biggest single to date, ‘Jireh’ as ​​well as ‘Wait on. You”.

Founded by Tony Brown and Jonathan Jay in 2018, Maverick City Music grew out of a series of songwriting camps dedicated to bringing together a wide range of artists from diverse genres who would not normally have the opportunity to be together in a play. The songs from these writing camps will lay the foundation for Maverick City Music’s success. Within two years, the band had multiple Top 10 releases on the Billboard charts, amassed over 300 million streams worldwide, and sold out their first ever tour which took place in arenas across the country. The impact of Maverick City Music continues to resonate as they bring millions together and provide a sense of community to those who needed a place to go. In 2021, Billboard crowned Maverick City Music as the #2 gospel artist of the year. Maverick City Music has won multiple Stellar Gospel Music Awards, Dove Awards and a Billboard Music Award.

Franklin is a songwriter, arranger and producer. After more than 30 years of continuous success and huge hits bridging hip-hop, pop, and gospel, Franklin’s “Love Theory” bowed to No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart and kept the position. locked for 39 weeks. The vibrant track marked the singer’s seventh No. 1 record and his second start at the top of the chart. “Love Theory” also opened at No. 1 on Gospel Streaming Songs as well as Gospel Digital Song Sales charts. The album “Long Live Love” and the single “Love Theory” won two Grammy Awards in January 2020.

Franklin continually creates a sounding compass for everyday culture and hosts a gospel time whenever he can to further the message of the gospel. Known for his timeless songs and epic collaborations with artists including Chance the Rapper, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Michael Jackson and Wyclef John, Franklin’s impact doesn’t stop at the charts. It promotes the growth and development of young artists by organizing a summer camp, Camp Lotus, for budding artists and musicians. Franklin also supports various nonprofits, including Compassion International and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

While Franklin is committed to helping his communities, he is also passionate about taking gospel music to new heights and new mediums of entertainment. Besides Franklin’s podcast “Good Words”, available on all digital platforms, his satellite radio show on Sirius XM “Kirk Franklin’s Praise” and a phenomenal music show on Twitch, Franklin is the executive producer of “Kingdom Business”, a scripted drama for BET, and served as executive producer and music producer for the holiday movie, “Kirk Franklin’s A Gospel Christmas,” which aired on Lifetime.


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