Rocking Knoxville two months ahead of time

By: Nick Bona
By: Nick Bona

KNOXVILLE (WVLT) – At the end of April, Knoxville will host the East Tennessee Franklin Graham Festival, a huge religious event at Thompson-Boling Area.

To get the region ready, its organizers decided Sunday was the perfect time to “Rock the City.”

Thousands turned out to the Knoxville Civic Coliseum to watch well known Christian recording artists live on stage.

Among the performers were Building 429, Canadian pop-punk artist Hawk Nelson, and Knoxville’s own urban-gospel artist, Millinium Diciple.

But the real purpose of the event was to celebrate and share the gospel of Jesus Christ.

“We get to show how people can have hope and have their sins forgiven,” said Will Graham, the assistant director of the Billy Graham Center. “We’ve seen that take place and we had a great night."

Graham, the son of Franklin and grandson of Billy, addressed the crowd during a break in the music.

You can read more about the upcoming Franklin Graham Festival by clicking on the link below.

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