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02.02.18One Good Testimony Deserves Another (from Canada)
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ApologetiX August: GA, PA, OH, IL, IN, TN, ME
Sat., Aug. 7. 2004 1:23pm EDT

1. Friday (Tonight): Fayetteville GA (Atlanta Area)
2. Saturday: Greensburg PA (Pittsburgh Area)
3. Next Weekend: Cleveland OH, Rockford IL & Indianapolis IN
4. Two Weeks Out: LA, TN & PA
5. Three Weeks Out: ME, OH & VA
6. "Downer of a Sister" Hits the National Charts
7. Encouraging Card of the Week
8. Congrats to Karl & Deb
9. A Note from Keith (the Quiet One) 10. Upcoming Concerts

J. Jackson, lead singer and lyricist for ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band) here.

I'm writing this email to you on our way back from Kingdom Bound '04, at Six Flags at Darien Lake, near Buffalo NY. Actually, we're on our way back from Canada, specifically Niagara Falls, where we rode the Maid of the Mist and gave the Haynie and Jackson kids their first taste of Canada (Bill's kids came, too, but they had been to Canada once already when we played in Toronto on New Year's Eve in 2002.)

Kingdom Bound is so close to the Great White North and draws so many Canadian visitors, we figured it would be a shame not to return the favor, eh? We also got word from a Canadian radio personality and concert promoter yesterday that we may be doing a Canadian tour in the near future. That's all the information I have on that for now, though. Ironically, we met one of his co-workers at the falls today. It's a small world after all ... especially when you serve a big God!

Thanks to all of you who showed up for our performance at Kingdom Bound. Once again, it rained for most of the day (I think that's happened all five times we've played there), but the weather was fine by the time we played (as usual, thank the Lord). We came up a day early so we could watch Audio Adrenaline in concert (a few weeks ago at Sonshine '04 in Minnesota, their drummer, Ben, asked our drummer, Bill, to be his drum tech for the evening ... but we had to get on the road and missed out), and we stayed after our show, so we could see Petra and the Newsboys. Yeah, we like watching Christian concerts, too!

Friday night ("tonight," by the time you receive this email) we'll be in Atlanta for a concert with Dove-award winners By the Tree, plus Someday New, Jubal's Kin. and The East.

On Saturday, we'll actually be playing in my hometown of Greensburg, PA, about an hour from Pittsburgh. It's part of a two-day festival featuring other nationally known artists such as Mark Lowry, Plus One, Jeremy Camp, 4-Him, FFH, Lincoln Brewster, Rock n Roll Worship Circus, Denver and The Mile High Orchestra, Witness Protection Program, and former Pittsburgh Steeler and Pro Football Hall of Famer Mel Blount. Pretty cool!

1. Friday (Tonight): Fayetteville GA (Atlanta Area)

Friday, August 6, 2004 at 6:30 p.m.
(Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
The Villages Amphitheater (Near Fayette Country High School)
Lafayette Street (Tiger Trail)
Fayetteville, GA

Please note that this event has been moved to a new, larger venue (as opposed to the one mentioned in last week's newsletter) to handle the crowd. Here's a message from the concert's promoter, John Paone, the visionary behind Atlanta's blockbuster annual fall Christian music festival, 4 Nights in October:

"This Friday the 6th of August there is a free concert at the Villages Amphitheater in Fayetteville, Ga. By The Tree (two-time Dove award winners), ApologetiX, (that incredible parody band), Someday New, Jubal's Kin. and The East will all be appearing. There will also be free food and drinks for all. "The amphitheater is located in Fayetteville near Fayette County High School on Tiger Trail. The concert starts at 6:30 pm with gates opening at 5:30 pm.

"This concert is open to everyone and is the final event in a week of community service being sponsored by Square Foot Ministry, U-Night 17, over seventeen local churches and J93.3. What a way to end the summer and kick off a new school year. Bring your friends, family, and youth groups. "Jorge Valdez, former head of the Medellin Drug Cartel will be sharing how his unexpected encounter with God changed his life forever. If you have never heard Jorge's testimony you won't want to miss this." We hope to see you all this Friday at 6:30 pm at the Villages amphitheater.

2. Saturday: Greensburg PA (Pittsburgh Area)

Saturday, August 7, 2004 (ApologetiX plays at 5:30 p.m)
Forgiven Festival
(Includes Many National Artists - See Below)
Main Stage Westmoreland County Fairgrounds
Greensburg, PA 15601
CONTACT: 724-205-3361

Opening bands: Witness Protection Program, Everlife, Rock and Roll Worship Circus Festival runs Friday and Saturday, August 6 & 7. Additional artists on MAIN STAGE include: Mark Lowry, Witness Protection Program, Plus One, Jeremy Camp, 4-Him, FFH, Lincoln Brewster, Rock n Roll Worship Circus, Denver and The Mile High Orchestra, Mel Blount. Additional stages include: The Godstock Stage, The Senior Stage, The Children's Stage, The Acoustic Stage TICKETS also available through itickets and Christian Happenings: Two-Day Passes if purchased before show dates: Individual Group Partner Sr. Partner Visionary Adult (18-54) $59.00 $49.00 $44.10 $39.20 $34.30 Teens(13-17) $49.00 $39.00 $35.10 $31.20 $27.30 Children (6-12) $39.00 $29.00 $26.10 $23.20 $20.30 Children (0-5) Free Free Free Free Free Seniors (55+) $49.00 $39.00 $35.10 $31.20 $27.30 Note: ID required to verify age at the gate.

3. Next Weekend: Cleveland OH, Rockford IL & Indianapolis IN

Friday, August 13, 2004 at 7 p.m.
Tickets $10 Adavance $15 Door
Messiah Lutheran Church
21485 Lorain Road
Fairview Park, OH (Cleveland Area) 44126
CONTACT: Dave Ressler 440-356-9945

Saturday, August 14, 2004 call for time
WQFL 30th Anniversary Concert
Rock Solid Music & Family Fest
First Evangelical Free Church
Summerwood Amphitheater
2223 N. Mulford road
Rockford, IL 61107
For more info 815-623-2236
Tickets $18 Advance $22 Door
Purchase tickets at area Rockford Bookstores, WQFL Radio Major credit cards accepted

Sunday, August 15, 2004 at 5 p.m.
Tickets $10 and can be purchased at church,
Sharon's website,
Family Christian Store,
Berean Store, or
Light and Life Bookstore
Valley Mills Christian Church
5555 Kentucky Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46221-4417
CONTACT: Sharon Smith 317-839-9933
Church WEBSITE: Church
PHONE: 317-831-8186

4. Two Weeks Out: LA, TN & PA

Saturday, August 21, 2004 at 7 p.m.
West Ouachica High School Auditorium
4061 Caples Road
Calhoun, LA
Tickets $10 advance, $15 door, can be purchased with all major credit cards at Lifeway Christian Store/Monroe 318-325-0336 and
Blessings Christian Store in West Monroe 318-323-7440
Sponsored by Awana Club of First Baptist Church
Calhoun and 88.7 the Cross (WAOYfm)
CONTACT: church 318-644-5101

Sunday, August 22, 2004 at 7 p.m.
Appalachian Fairgrounds
Gray, TN 37615
$3 tickets!
Sponsored by WOW 1090 RADIO
CONTACT: Barry Brickey WOW 1090 423-878-6279

Monday, August 23, 2004 at 8:30 p.m.
Stage TBA
Elizabethtown Fair
E. High Street
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Admission is FREE
For more information: 717-367-6586

5. Three Weeks Out: ME, OH & VA

Friday, August 27, 2004 at 8 p.m.
Festival starts at 3:00 PM
Ticketed Event call for prices
Acadiafest/Family Bible Church
460 High Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605
CONTACT: Church 207-667-9586 OR
Kelly 207-667-9650

Saturday, August 28, 2004 at 6 p.m.
WAKW Family Fest
Parky's Farm in Winton Woods (Hamilton County Park District)
10073 Daly Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45231
Tickets $2 per person
CONTACT: WAKW Radio Station Office 513-542-9393

Sunday, August 29, 2004 at 7 p.m.
Community Fellowship Church of the Nazarene
2959 Hermitage Road
Waynesboro, VA 22980
Tickets $7 Advance and $10 door
Family Christian in Harrisonburg,Staunton,
Sharon Bookstore in Waynesboro and
Church Office
CONTACT: Church 540-943-5064

6. "Downer of a Sister" Hits the National Charts

"Downer of a Sister," the recently released third single from our "Adam Up" CD, is now spinning on 36 stations after only two weeks. It just debuted at #12 on the ChristianBEATS Modern/College Rock charts, and also just entered the Top 40 on their regular rock charts. Wait till they get a hold of the video! Our lead guitarist and producer, Karl Messner, says it's just about ready to release to Christian T.V.

7. Encouraging Card of the Week

We received a fantastic "Thank You" card this week from a young fan in Pennsylvania named Ben Delp, and it made our day, so we'd like to share it with you:

"I am writing you guys to thank you for the great parodies. I asked Christ into my life listening to the parody "I Want in That Place" and "Every Crown Has Its Thorns."

When will you guys be playing in Hershey PA at the Giant Center or Hershey Stadium? Are you guys coming out with a brand new CD? Well, keep up the good work. God bless you all. Jesus loves you."

Thanks, Ben Delp

8. Congrats to Karl & Deb

On July 30, ApologetiX lead guitarist/producer Karl Messner and his wife, Deb, celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary. Way to go, Karl & Deb! Incidentally, the rest of the band members all have wedding anniversaries in the six-day span between June 3-9.

9. A Note from Keith (the Quiet One)

Ceith's Corner:

First of all, I would like to thank all of you who have cleaned out your closets/attics/garages and sent me your old video games! It has been a real blessing to me; I have made a lot of friends and have found a lot of fellow collectors through this adventure. I am still looking for a few items to complete my personal vintage video game collection. If anyone is interested in selling, trading, or donating something they no longer have a use for, please email me, I'll be glad to take it off of your hands! Some specific items that I'm looking for are:

Astrocade, Pong, Colleco Tank Combat, Fairchild F, Turbo Grafx, Vectrex System, Sega Nomad, Sega Game Gear, Arcadia, any hand-held games, all systems from the past to the present, even if they are not working.

If you are a fellow game enthusiast and just want to talk shop, feel free to email me at I would love to hear from you! Thanks for helping feed my vintage-video-game addiction!

Keith Haynie Bass Player, ApologetiX

10. Upcoming Concerts

This list adds concerts frequently, so stay tuned for more info. For the full details on all of the concerts below, please go to and scroll to the bottom.

To inquire about booking a concert, please contact
Kathleen Burke
Burke Communications
949-770-3001 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST).

Aug 06 - Fayetteville/Atlanta, GA Aug 07 - Greensburg, PA Aug 13 - Fairview, OH Aug 14- Rockford, IL Aug 15 - Indianapolis, IN Aug 21 - Calhoun, LA Aug 22 - Gray, TN Aug 23- Elizabethtown, PA Aug 27 - Ellsworth, ME Aug 28 - Cincinnati, OH Aug 29 - Waynesboro, VA Sep 05 - Erie PA Sep 10 - 12 West Linn, OR Sep 18 - Alton IL Sep 25 - State College, PA Oct 02 - Grand Rapids, MI Oct 09 - Peachtree City, GA Dec 31 - Smithland, KY



-- J. Jackson Lead Singer/Lyricist ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band)

Matthew 13:27-30
(Jesus is speaking) "The owner's servants came to him and said, 'Sir, didn't you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?' 'An enemy did this,' he replied. "The servants asked him, 'Do you want us to go and pull them up?' 'No,' he answered, 'because while you are pulling the weeds, you may root up the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.' "