"To all my brothers and sisters, we have a serious health issue that is claiming the lives of our loved ones. It's called stroke. Join me in making a declaration to stand up and do something about it." - Kirk Franklin

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Oklahoma City Concert Date Set

The Oklahoma City leg of The Fight of Our Life Health Tour will take place on November 22, 2009 at Fairview Missionary Baptist Church at 6:00 pm. Stay tuned for ticket details.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Kirk Rocks Austin and Dallas/Fort Worth

Grammy-award winning contemporary gospel artist Kirk Franklin pulled off a “Texas Two Step” of sorts with a pair of concerts in Dallas-Fort Worth August 8th and in Austin August 9th. The concerts were part of the “Fight of Our Life Health Tour,” Franklin's partnership with the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association's Power To End Stroke initiative, and played to jam-packed venues in both locations. At both stops, Franklin not only delivered an empowering message through his music, but personally led fans in taking the Power To End Stroke pledge and encouraging healthy habits in an effort to prevent stroke.

On Saturday, August 8th, more than 4,700 people attended the concert at Six Flags Over Texas, a group that included families and church groups of all ages and ethnicities. For that show, Kirk enlisted the support of national gospel artists Tye Tribett and Fred Hammond, both of whom gave a “shout out to AHA” and encouraged the audience to embrace our messaging. Concert goers were also treated to performances from BET’s Sunday Best season one and season two winners, Crystal Aikin and Y’anna Crawley. Fort Worth’s Sean Reed Music Ministry, audition winner from among two dozen finalists, served as opening act.

The Dallas-Fort Worth team generated nearly 1,900 Power To End Stroke pledges at the concert, and media highlights during the week included interviews on two of the market’s top radio stations, as well as a performance on the Fox affiliate’s Good Day Dallas program.

One night after Kirk rocked the Metroplex, more than 5,000 enthusiastic concert-goers jammed into the Shoreline Christian Center in Austin for a sold-out concert, sponsored locally by Seton Family of Hospitals and Dell. Also performing was Crystal Aikin, the 2008 “Sunday Best” winner and “Greater Mount Zion Worship Ministry: featuring New Vision Dancers and GMZ Choir,” a group selected from among ten finalists during live auditions in June.

More than 1,700 participants pledged to join the Power to End Stroke movement and commit to living a healthy lifestyle. Coverage of the concert throughout the week and on concert night generated more than 230,000 media impressions, including television coverage provided by ABC, CBS, Fox and Time Warner Cable outlets in the market.

Monday, July 13, 2009

The “Fight of Our Life Health Tour” Takes Houston By Storm!

On Friday, June 5th, multiple Grammy® award-winning gospel artist Kirk Franklin teamed up with the American Heart Association’s Power to End Stroke Movement and Fo Yo Soul Entertainment to kick off his seven city “Fight of Our Life Health Tour”. The concert took place at St. Agnes Church in Houston where an enthusiastic crowd of over 3,200 people celebrated the launch of this powerful partnership.

In addition to Kirk Franklin, Pastor Cedric Hayes and the Gloryland Pastor’s Choir from North Little Rock, AR served as the opening act after beating out nearly 60 other performances in an audition hosted by the American Heart Association in May.
From the audience, stroke survivor Missouri City Councilwoman Cynthia Lenton-Gary and her husband E.J. Gary were able to enjoy the empowering performance. Others in attendance included Yolanda Adams, Merele Yarborough, Judy and Wayne McConnell, Larry Payne, Drs. Crystal and Randall Wright, Cheryl Solomon, Kelly Hodges and Leslie Taylor.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Dallas/Fort Worth Winner Announced!

The winner of the Kirk Franklin Dallas/Fort Worth Auditions is Sean Reed Music Ministry from Fort Worth! Sean Reed Music Minisitry will be opening for Kirk Franklin at the Dallas/Fort Worth concert on August 8, 2009 at Six Flags Theme Park.

Tickets are now on sale for the Fight of Our Life Health Tour concert in Dallas/Fort Worth on August 8th. Ticket orders may be placed via phone or online from Ticketmaster .

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Austin Winner Announced!

Congratulations are in order for the winners of the Austin live auditions, the Greater Mount Zion Worship Ministry: featuring New Vision Dancers and GMZ Choir. This group will perform live with Kirk Franklin on Sunday, August 9 at the Shoreline Christian Center.

Tickets are now on sale for the Fight of Our Life Health Tour concert in Austin on August 9th. Ticket orders may be placed via phone or online from Ticketmaster or in person at the Shoreline Christian Center, 15201 Burnet Rd., Austin, TX 78728.

Thank you to our sponsor, Seton Family of Hospitals.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Opening Act Auditions

Round 1: Thanks to everyone who auditioned to be the opening act for The Fight of Our Life Health Tour. Nearly 350 demo tapes were submitted. As part of the audition process, each artist was asked to be an ambassador for the Power To End Stroke campaign and spread the message. As a result, more than 16,000 people took the Power To End Stroke pledge.

The judges had a difficult time narrowing down the competition, but the finalists have been chosen for each city and invited to perform live for Round 2 of the auditions.

Round 2: The live auditions are underway. Little Rock, Houston and San Antonio hosted their live auditions this month. So far, every performance has been a knock out performance.

  • Houston's Top 12 Finalists performed at Houston's Black Expo on May 17th. The judges selected Gloryland’s Pastors Choir to be the opening act on June 5th.
  • San Antonio's top finalists performed live to a crowd of more than 500 on May 16th. However, the artists are still waiting to find out who will get to showcase their talent at the concert. The opening act will be announed later this month.
  • Little Rock's Top 10 performed on May 2nd. Out of those ten, 5 were selected to perform at Riverfest on May 24th. The judges selected True Praise to be the opening act.

Keep checking the blog to find out who will be the opening act for the Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, Tulsa and Oklahoma City concerts.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Purchase Tickets

Tickets are now on sale for the Fight of Our Life Health Tour Houston and San Antonio concerts. Tickets may be purchased from Ticketmaster or by calling the church box office.

  • For the Houston show, you may call St. Agnes Church at 713.733.0146 for ticket sale information.
  • For the San Antonio shows, you may call New Creation Christian Fellowship Church at 210.646.7997 for ticket sale information.

Keep checking our blog for ticket information on other shows.

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