Raising your hands and singing aloud is an integral part of both enjoying a gospel concert and getting yourself dismissed from jury duty. Lift your hands to the sky with this GrouponLive deal to see The King's Men, featuring Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Donnie McClurkin, and Israel Houghton at United Center. For $25, you get one G-Pass for reserved seating in sections 101–110, 201, 202, 216, or 217 on Wednesday, October 10, at 8 p.m. (up to a $59.56 value, including all fees). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
Franklin, Sapp, McClurkin, and Houghton––a living Mount Rushmore of musical ministry. This autumn, these four titans of contemporary gospel music share the stage for the first time as The King's Men for a 16-city tour of wall-to-wall hallelujahs. Lending his vocals to the mix, Kirk Franklin exercises a range that has earned him nine Grammys, 39 Stellar Awards, 16 Dove Awards, eight NAACP Image Awards, two BET Awards, an American Music Award, and an extra fireplace mantel to hold them all. Throughout his nearly 20-year career, the charismatic multiplatinum musician and minister has excited crowds with stylistic fusion. By combining old-school gospel with generous splashes of R&B, hip-hop, and pop, Kirk's message of love and unity reaches a broad spectrum of music fans and cross-pollinates the Billboard charts.
Fellow gospel great Marvin Sapp isn't a singer who happens to preach. He's a preacher first, called by his faith to sing. By following that calling, Marvin scored the all-time highest-charting gospel album in Billboard history with his smash Here I Am. Levitating with spirit, the founder and senior pastor of the Lighthouse Full Life Center Church gets hands clapping with hits such as "Best in Me" and "Never Would Have Made It."
As a young boy, Donnie McClurkin was inspired at an early age by Andraé Crouch, after his aunt joined the gospel legend's choir. Now the choir joins him. His croon––smooth yet eager, like a recent graduate in a silk blazer searching for a job––pours from his smile as he belts out inspiring hymns that earned him three Grammys, two BET and Soul Train Awards, and an NAACP Image Award. Rounding out The King's Men, fellow Grammy, Dove, and Soul Train Award magnet Israel Houghton, who doubles as the worship leader of Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church, gets feet pumping and hands clapping with his exciting gospel-pop anthems.
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.