Boldly energized by 2010’s runaway best-selling Born Again record, its three No. 1 radio hits, and a headlining slot on the world’s biggest tour in first quarter 2011 (playing to more than half a million people), Newsboys are back in earnest with God’s Not Dead, an apologetics megaphone of sorts that will rock the worship music scene well into 2012.
This rock-driven set finds soulful front man Michael Tait and his steadfast band mates Jeff Frankenstein (keys), Duncan Phillips (drums), and Jody Davis (guitars) enlivening today’s most embraced modern worship anthems, putting their signature touch on songs that have recently topped the Church Copyright Licensing International (CCLI) chart. Along the way Newsboys introduce several new originals co-written by enthusiastic producer Seth Mosley, tunes as joyous and heart stirring as the ones you already know.
Each year Creation seems like a family reunion, a chance to put aside our theological differences and to worship the Lord as one Body. A chance to recharge those spiritual batteries so that when we return home, we will be able to shine the light of Jesus in our church, work and home. We have grown through the years and even had to postpone or move the event. But God has always been gracious and used the festival to transform lives for His glory.
Sonshine Festival is one of Minnesota’s largest family camping and music festivals. The festival takes place annually, usually in the second week of July, in Willmar, MN. Sonshine Festival offers four days of fun, fellowship, ministry and many of the best bands in Christian music – with great camping facilities and youth group activities. It is the perfect choice for a four day family camping get away! There are a number of different stages offering a variety of music, including a main stage, with large jumbotrons and an impressive sound system and light show. A metalcore stage, a large outdoor side stage as well as a “showmobile” stage which gives new bands the opportunity to perform live for the Sonshine crowd.
Festival con Dios
In 2001, the Newsboys invented a touring festival known as Festival Con Dios. FCD is the first of its kind portable stadium featuring a large main stage with 100,000 watts of sound and allows space for 10,000 audience members, a “village” with merchandise tents and food vendors, as well as a variety of games including laser tag, jousting, Sumo wrestling and even bull riding. The tour packs 12 artists into a six and a half hour span rotating the lineup daily and ending with the same headliners every night.