Kirk Franklin Heads BET’s Gospel Experience

JET got the exclusive scoop on BET’s lineup for its upcoming BET Experience Gospel Showcase and “Genius Talks” later this month in Los Angeles, and it’s going to be good.


On Sunday, June 26, Bestselling author and film producer Devon Franklin will host a Genius Talk with Grammy winner Kirk Franklin about “Uplifting Your Genius.” The two men, who have found success in the entertainment business while maintaining their faith, will discuss how Kirk discovered his genius and draws on it in everyday life and beyond.

After the Genius Talk, Franklin will pull double-duty on Sunday afternoon and host a soul-stirring showcase featuring some of gospel music’s biggest and brightest artists.

Tasha Cobbs, Tye Tribbett, Anthony Brown & Group Therapy, Timothy Bowman Jr., and Ezekiel, a spoken word artist, will all hit the stage during the event.

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Both the Genius Talk with Kirk Franklin and the gospel showcase will be free to the public and will take place at L.A. Live during the BET Experience, the network’s four-day music, comedy, and entertainment festival that culminates with the BET Awards.

In addition to the “Genius Talks” on success and empowerment, this year’s extravaganza will also include a celebrity basketball game, free performances on the BETX main stage by heavy hitters and hot new artists such as Desiigner, Fat Joe and Remy Ma, O.T. Genasis, Rae Sremmurd, and more. In addition, up-and-coming artists Kodie Shane, Jacquees, Chloe x Halle, Jovanie, Unlocking the Truth: M&G, Detroit Che and Candice Boyd will be taking the stage at the Coca-Cola Music Studio.

The BET Experience will take place June 23-26 in Downtown Los Angeles. Visit the BETX website for more details and ticket information. And don’t forget to tune into the BET Awards on Sunday, June 26 to see the network’s awesome tribute to Prince.