Maverick City and Kirk Franklin took over Lakewood Amphitheatre and did not disappoint
It was a soulful Sunday at Lakewood Amphitheatre and the perfect way to kick off the week!
Of course, the Kingdom Tour show was going to be legendary - GRAMMY nominated, Billboard Music Award winning, platinum-selling collective Maverick City Music teamed up with 16-time Grammy Award winning artist, songwriter, and producer, Kirk Franklin. We also got the treat of having special guest Jonathan McReynolds and Housefires.
Housefires kicked off the show and instantly their energy was felt by the audience. Speaking of audience, the diversity in the crowd showed the true power music has to bring everyone together; you saw every race, age, and gender under the sun.
Jonathan McReynolds took the stage next and the reaction was just like his voice - powerful! He sung a number of his hits, including ‘Cycles’, ‘Make Room’ and ‘Not Lucky, I’m Loved.’ While he addressed the crowd and jokingly talked about not having dance moves like Kirk Franklin, he ensured all of us, he could jump around and still make his presence felt, and that’s exactly what he did!
Last but not least, the headliners, Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin performed. Things truly became electric at this point. I love that you can see the passion in each song they sung. From Maverick City’s song ‘Man of Your Word’, to their new collaboration with Kirk Franklin ‘Kingdom’ and everything in between, the hits just kept coming. There were songs throughout their set, and really the whole concert, that made me emotional. You must admit, with so much going on in the world, being able to enjoy a concert, is not something to be taken for granted. I was also glad that Kirk Franklin performed many of my personal favorites including ‘Brighter Day‘, ‘Love Theory’ and even ‘Imagine Me.’
This show reminded me of a Sunday afternoon once church was over - it was like a big family reunion. I even met two women, who each came to the show alone, and you would’ve thought we were all the best of friends! We sung together, cried together and danced together. Leaving the show, I felt lighter and ready to take on the week!
The Kingdom Tour will wrap up in Denver, Colorado on July 31st. While some may be sad to see the tour go, there is actually some good news on the other side of it. A collaboration album called Kingdom will follow the tour, which will feature Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin.