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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Rock & Worship Road Show


Last night I joined over 12,500 people in Phoenix for the Rock & Worship Road Show. Let me tell you, it was amazing. I cannot even find the right words myself. So I am going to look around for some good adjectives. This tour is running from March 17 to April 19th, and if you are a music lover you will be thoroughly entertained. If you are a Christian who loves to listen and sing worship music. You WILL be blessed. No doubt. Seriously.

There are no tickets. The Rock & Worship Road show is just $10.00 at the door. Ten bucks! Ten dollars for three hours of incredible music. Not only that, this isn't just some musicians sitting on a stage playing unplugged music. This is the kind of concert you would pay five times as much to enjoy for just two artists. You get five!

The music has a message and this message reaches all ages. Behind us were some young women and men from Tucson. They were in their late teens and early 20s. They sang along, jumped up and down to the music, clapped their hands, hooted and whooted and raised their hands in worship. In front of us were three generations. A mom, her daughter and her daughter's daughter. They held hands, sang, jumped up and down, and raised their hands in praise to God.

Who performed?

First, Addison Road. They have a great CD out that you are going to want to pick up. The music is definitely moving, fun, and message filled. Here is a little sample:

What do you think?

Next came Tenth Avenue North, the young women behind us were especially thrilled about this group. They even made special red shirts and they looked beautiful! I had only heard a few of Tenth Avenue North's songs before, and I have liked the ones I heard, but last night I got to hear a few more and they were awesome! Here is a little sample for you:

And one of my favorites (I think because I am an old school Weezer fan and 80s mom) but I love Hawk Nelson. Their music is lively and their hearts are set on Jesus. The audience was just crazy about them! If you want a little taste of what we got to enjoy, take a peak.

Jeremy Camp followed Hawk Nelson. Well, actually there was an offering and then Jeremy Camp. The thing is this. There are a lot of us out there who can afford to pay more for a show like this, and there are a lot of us who could never afford to see a show like this if it weren't for the seriously inexpensive price of 10.00. Bart Millard of MercyMe would like to make these kinds of events a possibility all the time so we can be blessed and continue to bless others. He has an incredible mission in mind, and I think you might want to check out the Rock & Worship Roadshow website to learn more.
Rock & Worship Road Show Anyway, we could afford more, and thought we would definitely give more. Some can and some can't it is all about God in the long run though and spreading His word and His love. So we had an offering, and I definitely was ready to give. I would love to see this again and love to have more people blessed by concerts such as this.

Okay...back to Jeremy Camp. This is the second time I have seen Jeremy Camp perform and the second for my husband and son as well. Let me tell you, this guy is in touch with God. This guy knows how God has seen him through dark times and has brought him into good times. His music is simply touching. Again though, it is not about just the artists, it is about Jesus Christ. I and many, many around me were touched. Tears were flowing all around us and you could not help but feel the presens of God. I felt like this at Women of Faith too. It was just incredible. Jeremy shared his testimony as well as sang some wonderful music. It was intense. We loved it. I think you will too. Here is a sample of Jeremy Camp if you do not know who he is:

First some lyrics:

This Man

In only a moment truth was seen
Revealed this mystery
The crown that showed no dignity he wore
And the king was placed for all the world to show disgrace
But only beauty flowed from this place

Would you take the place of this man
Would you take the nails from his hands
Would you take the place of this man
Would you take the nails from his hands

He held the weight of impurity
The Father would not see
The reasons had finally come to be to show
The depth of His grace flowed with every sin erased
He knew that this was why he came

Would you take the place of this man
Would you take the nails from his hands
Would you take the place of this man
Would you take the nails from his hands

And we just don't know
The blood and water flowed
And in it all He shows
Just how much He cares

And the veil was torn
So we could have this open door
And all these things have finally been complete

Would you take the place of this man
Would you take the nails from his hands
Would you take the place of this man
Would you take the nails from his hands,
from his hands, from his hands, from his hands

Lastly was MercyMe. I love MercyMe. Great, great music! Great hearts. Touching. And the guys are hysterical. Have you ever checked out their Cover Tunes Grab Bag? It was an incredible show, and again, I just have to tell you that yes a concert is about music, but a Christian concert is about using that music to worship God to draw closer to God. Everyone walked about pretty jazzed.

OOOOOH...I almost forgot. Another cool thing was that the bands came out to their booths and signed autographs and took pictures with the concert goers. How cool is that?

Oh so back to MercyMe. If you do not know them, here is a glimpse for you.

Here is a listing of where the Rock & Worship Road Show will be next:

March 28 – Las Vegas, NV – 6 pm
The Orleans Arena 4500 W Tropicana Ave
For more info: 702–284–7777

March 29 – Fresno, CA – 6 pm
Save Mart Center at Fresno State 2650 E Shaw Ave
For more info: 559–347–3401

April 2 – Baton Rouge, LA – 7:00 PM
Baton Rouge River Center 275 River Rd S
For more info: 225–389–3030

April 3 – Dallas, TX – 7:30 PM
American Airlines Center 2500 Victory Avenue
For more info: 214–665–4797

April 4 – Oklahoma City, OK – 6:00 PM
Ford Center One Myriad Gardens
For more info: 405–602–8700 *FlyLeaf will be playing instead of Jeremy Camp on this date

April 5 – Bossier City, LA – 6:00 PMCenturyTel Center 2000 CenturyTel Center DriveFor more info: 318–747–2501

April 9 – Denver, CO – 7:00 PMDenver Coliseum 4600 Humboldt St.For more info: 720–865–4220

April 10 – Wichita, KS – 7:30 PM Kansas Coliseum 1229 E. 85th St. N.For more info: 316–660–1000

April 11 – Springfield, MO – 6:00 PMJQH Arena 661 S. John Q. Hammons PwkyFor more info: 417–836–7678

April 16 – Columbus, OH – 7:00 PMValue City Arena at the Schottenstein Center 555 Arena DrFor more info: 614–292–3231

April 17 – East Lansing, MI – 7:30 PMBreslin Center (MSU) 1 Birch RoadFor more info: 800–968–BRES or 517–432–5000

April 18 – Cedar Rapids, IA – 6:00 PMUS Cellular Center 370 First Ave. NEFor more info: 319–398–5211

April 19 – Springfield, IL – 6:00 PMPrairie Capital Convention Center 1 Convention Center PlazaFor more info: 217–788–8800

I'll be posting some pictures later.


Alyce said...

I can't believe it was just ten dollars - what a great deal! I'm glad you had such a good time!

kalea_kane said...

Alyce, it was amazing! I really hope they do it again. :)

Lindsey said...

How sad they won't be near me. :-)

But awesome that you got to go! I absolutely love Jeremy Camp and MercyMe, and Addison Road, too. :-)