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Gospel Music Heritage Month Foundation presents <em>Evolution of Gospel 2018: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin</em>

Gospel Music Heritage Month Foundation presents Evolution of Gospel 2018: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin

Monday, September 10, 2018 7:00 PM

The Gospel Music Heritage Foundation will celebrate its tenth anniversary of honoring September as Gospel Music Heritage Month by presenting Evolution of Gospel: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin. 
Update as of 9/1: Reservations for this event are no longer available. There will be a ticket give-away line on the day of the performance.  Tickets that have not been claimed by 6:45 p.m. on September 10, 2018 will be released and distributed to the give-away line.

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Gospel Music Heritage Month Foundation presents
Evolution of Gospel: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin


Ms. Franklin embodied a lifelong and immeasurable passion, talent, and commitment to gospel music that resonated with millions around the world. Her legacy was built on the unprecedented foundation set by her father, Rev. C.L. Franklin, himself a gospel legend. Her music transcends time, genres, and culture.

The program will chronicle Ms. Franklin's gospel roots and evolution "from the church house to the White House" in program segments divided by decades that feature songs, oration, and video segments. This two-hour tribute will feature performances by world-renowned gospels artists Yolanda Adams, Jennifer Holliday, Regin Belle, Kathy taylor, Richard Smallwood, Patrick Lundy & The Ministers of Music, Ricky Dillard and the Ebenezer AME Choir, Johnny Gill, and many more..

This is a FREE event and reservations are required. Please see the note below about reserving tickets, and then click on "7:00p" on the calendar below.

PATRON NOTE: Beginning on Thursday, Aug. 30 at 10 a.m., reservations of up to four (4) seats for this event are available in person at the Kennedy Center Box Office, at kennedy-center.org, or by calling (202) 467-4600 or (800) 444-1324. Order confirmations should be printed at home (note, these are not tickets, but reservations), and will be valid until 6:45 p.m. on Monday, September 10. 


PERFORMANCE DAY NOTE: The Hall of Nations Box Office will open at 5:00 p.m. Please present your confirmation to box office personnel in exchange for reserved seat tickets. Tickets that have not been claimed by 6:45 p.m. on September 10, 2018 will be released and distributed to a give-away line.

If you or a member of your party require wheelchair-accessible seating or seats in the sign language interpreted section, please notify box office staff of your needs when picking up your tickets. If you have questions about accessibility or would like to request an accommodation, please contact the Accessibility Office at (202) 416-8727 or access@kennedy-center.org.