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Fun Fest Sunset Series Concert- Mercy Me with opening act Tenth Avenue North
July 17, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Sunset Concert Series kicks off with the third Contemporary Christian Concert on the main stage. MercyMe will bring a vast repertoire of contemporary Christian music to the stage. After nearly 20 years together, the band has amassed a devoted following. Selling more than six million units and serving up such memorable songs as “I Can Only Imagine,” (the first song in Christian music to go platinum in the digital domain) and “Word of God Speak,” which was named the No. 1 Christian Song of the Decade by Billboard magazine, MercyMe has scored 23 number one multi-format Christian radio singles along with Grammy nominations, numerous Dove Awards, and an American Music Award. Their latest album, The Hurt and the Healer, has proven to be their most personal collection of songs to-date, capturing a powerful message of hope for a hurting world.
The evening will open up with Tenth Avenue North. Since their 2008 debut album, Over and Underneath, Tenth Avenue North has become one of Christian music industry’s most successful acts, saturating Christian radio with such memorable songs as “Love is Here,” “Hold My Heart,” and “By Your Side,” a number one single that wasBillboardmagazine’s No. 3 overall Christian song for the decade. They won New Artist of the Year in 2009 at the 40th Annual GMA Dove Awards and in 2010 “By Your Side” was named Song of the Year.
Sponsors for the Thursday night concert are Honda Kingsport, Salsarita’s of Kingsport, Carter Trent Funeral Home, Tele-Optics, Inc. and media sponsor WCQR. Church sponsors include Gravely Baptist, Higher Ground Baptist, Colonial Heights Christian, Kingsport First Assembly of God, Christ Fellowship Church, Preaching Christ Church, Celebration Church, and Indian Springs Baptist.
For information on how to purchase tickets, please visit www.funfest.net