The Artists

NEWSBOYS

Helping define the sound of Christian music for more than two decades, Newsboys’ live performances continue to sell out venues across the country. Comprised of lead vocalist Michael Tait, Jody Davis (guitar), Jeff Frankenstein (keys) and Duncan Phillips (drums), the band has sold more than 8 million units, amassing eight Gold® certifications, 33 #1 radio hits, four GRAMMY® nominations, two American Music Award nominations and multiple Dove Awards. “God’s Not Dead,” Newsboys’ chart-topping, Platinum®-certified single, inspired the eponymous Pure Flix 2014 hit film. The band also appeared in “God’s Not Dead” and returned to the big screen to reprise their role in this spring’s box office hit sequel, “God’s Not Dead 2.” Newsboys’ latest Earlier in 2017, the FairTrade Services release, Love Riot, debuted atop multiple charts, including Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Top Alternative Albums’ chart.

CROWDER

The current social and political atmosphere, even on a prefatory level, can give rise to a ruinous reduction in your sense of well being. Watching the news, or reading editorials, or op-editorials, or listening to the people at the table next to yours at Denny’s, brings on a sadness no amount of bacon can service. I’ve tried. But I think that we are all a lot more the same than we are different. We’re all just dirt and water and the breath of God. It’s just a painted line. Or, some railroad tracks. Either way, it’s a thing someone put there without asking. Maybe, what I’m supposed to be doing, having been lavished upon, is pointing out that a person can stand right there in the divide, brave and free, and not feel a thing. I know what it means to have the divide spanned on my behalf.

A MESSAGE OF HOPE

Dean Curry, resident of Tacoma and lead pastor of a local church will deliver a message of hope to the thousands of those in attendance and online. “Not since the Tacoma Dome opened in 1983 with the Billy Graham Crusade has there been a Jesus-centered event of this size in the Dome, we are looking to change that,” said local pastor Dean Curry, “The Billy Graham Crusade changed my life, I would love to share the same life-changing experience to thousands of others this summer!”

ANDY MINEO

His sophomore album, Uncomfortable, became the No. 1 Independent record in the country and delivered a No. 3 and No.10 position on Billboard’s Hip Hop and Top 200 album charts, respectively. Mineo headlined the Uncomfortable Tour, a 52-city tour which sold out legendary venues across America and in Europe. He has appeared on Sirius XM’s Sway In The Morning, MTV, and his colossal hit “You Can’t Stop Me” won an ESPN Whammy Award for MLB’s Top Walk Up Song.

Andy Mineo carries his music beyond through scripting, producing and directing many of his own music videos. He also created a 3-season webseries on YouTube called “Saturday Morning Car-Tunez” which garnered over 1M views and gave fans a glimpse into his creative process and personal life. Beyond the critical adulation, he is a born communicator with comedic timing who has become a social media juggernaut with an audience of over 1.3M and growing.

PAWNSHOP KINGS

We moved from the South to the Southern California coast as kids, and nothing has had a greater impact on our sound, which we call “the beach and the bayou,” than those two places. From all our years returning to the family farmland to the calming force of growing up in the waves of the Pacific Ocean, the PawnShop kings sound grew out of the powerful American traditions of Memphis, Muscle Shoals, Los Angeles, and even Bakersfield. Music has always connected us to people.  It’s what it does best, and what we love best about it.

DAVID GARIBALDI

Artists transform an empty canvas into a work of art through their skill, experience, inspiration and senses. David Garibaldi’s life and transition into a world-renowned performance painter is no different. His show Rhythm and Hue is a music and color experience. Large pop portraits explode together on stage in minutes to music. Paint, sound, and entertainment collide for an entertaining show that has brought people around the world to their feet.