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 the AmericanAirlines Arena. For $15, you get one ticket for reserved seating in sections 107, 108, 117, or 118, rows 15–29, on Sunday, September 30, at 7 p.m. (up to an $83.60 value, including all fees). Doors open at 6 p.m.
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.
On the waterfront of Biscayne Bay, where the skyline of the city and nightlife of South Beach touch and spark, the AmericanAirlines Arena beckons South Floridians to escape. One of the top 10 selling venues in the nation with 19,600 seats beneath its continent-sized roof, the entertainment complex has played home to the Miami Heat, the MTV Video Awards, the Latin Grammy Awards, and blockbuster concerts by Madonna, Paul McCartney, and Jay-Z. The arena’s façade gives Miami its own Times Square with the revolutionary MiamiMediaMesh, a three-story feat of crisp and colorful LED technology that projects vivid images across 3,400 feet of stainless-steel mesh. Although the entertainment complex looks like it could trample a small country’s power grid, the AmericanAirlines Arena takes a green-minded approach to energy efficiency and was one of the first buildings in the nation to earn a LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.