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ApologetiX: Wisconsin, Indiana, Barry Manilow, Wil
Thu., Feb. 21. 2002 2:07pm EST

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

1. This Weekend: Concerts in Wisconsin and Indiana
2. Next Weekend: Concert at the Philadelphia Spectrum
3. The Barry Manilow Connection
4. You and ApologetiX on TV?
5. Great Scotland!
6. Our Number 1 Fan, Will Smith
7. Good News from Toronto
8. Pittsburgh CCM Show of Shows Update
9. Quote of the Week
10. New Faith for Alice Cooper, New Hope for Steven Tyler & Mick Jagger
11. Upcoming Concerts

1. THIS WEEKEND: CONCERTS IN WISCONSIN AND INDIANA

Fri., Feb. 22, 2002, sometime between 2:30-4:00 p.m.
In-Studio Interview with Greg Saunders WQFL
101.5 FM 5375
Pebble Creek Trail
Loves Park, IL (Rockford IL)

Fri., Feb. 22, 2002 at 8 p.m.
Jackson St. Station at Southside Baptist Church
2300 South Jackson St.
Janesville, WI
Tickets $5 advance, $7 door
Contact: David or Debi Ashley
Phone: (608) 757-8220
Email: jackson_st_station@yahoo.com http://jacksonstreetstation.tripod.com

Sat., Feb. 23, 2002 (Two Shows) 6:30-8:00 p.m. 8:45-10:15 p.m.
Cup O' Joy Coffee House
232 South Broadway
Green Bay WI
Admission: Free (Love Offering Taken) Contact: Jan Oettinger
Cup Phone (open hours only): 920-435-3269
Jan's phone: 920-437-6694 jano@cupojoy.com www.cupojoy.com

Sun., Feb. 24, 2002 at 4:30 p.m., opening act at 3:45 p.m.
Admission: Free
Eastview Christian Church
Martinsville IN 46151
Sponsored by the Seekers of God Youth Group of Martinsville Baptist Church
Contact: Rick Hoffman 765-342-7806 rickhoffman@lucent.com
Martinsville Baptist Church 765-342-3616
Eastview Christian Church 765-342-3616

This weekend, we return to the place where things started to really explode for us on the festival circuit, Rockford IL, for an in-studio interview with Greg Saunders, on WQFL 101 FM. On May 22, 1999, we shared the stage with Petra, Tammy Trent, Temple Yard, Broomtree and others for Q-Fest, WQFL 101 FM's 25th Anniversary Show. We were just honored to sharing the stage with these other bands, but God had even bigger blessings in store for us.

The crowd responded so well to our show that we were called back for an encore (a rare thing for a non-headliner at a festival, because they're always on such tight schedules), and I think we spent about two hours at the CD table afterward signing autographs. One of the guys from Temple Yard had seen the show and the response we got and he mentioned that we should look into doing some more Christian festivals. And we got to meet John Schlitt, lead singer for Petra, who was a friend of Keith Harrold, our fill-in drummer that weekend (and countless others) and a national sales rep for Word Records. You can actually see a picture of that meeting in the CD booklet for "Biblical Graffiti," our fourth CD.

But there was even more to come. As we were leaving Rockford the next morning, we stopped at a Burger King, and I happened to look at the newspaper machine. I was stunned to see our smiling faces (more like singing faces) looking out at me. We were on the cover of the Rockford Register Star. And that's not all. On the overflow page from Page One, there were a bunch more photos of us, along with some of the other performers. You would have sworn we had been the headliner and not just about fifth or sixth on the list.

I can still remember our pal Keith Harrold saying "This changes everything." We had always respected Keith's knowledge of the CCM music ministry, industry and history, so we took him and the guy from Temple Yard seriously and started looking into playing festivals. We encouraged our fans to write to the Creation and Kingdom Bound festivals and encourage them to consider ApologetiX. They wrote so many letters that Creation asked us to ask them to stop (but they also asked us later to be on the main stage at Creation 2000) and Kingdom Bound called us to fill in when Sixpence None the Richer scored a #2 hit with "Kiss Me" and had to cancel out on Kingdom Bound 99 to appear on "The Tonight Show." Since then, we've had the opportunity to appear at many large Christian music festivals, including more than ever this year.

Our concert this Friday is at Jackson Street Station in Janesville, WI, the site of the first major concert we had in the Midwest after Q-Fest, only a month later. It was our first concert wearing the new ApologetiX shirts, and many of the photos inside the Biblical Graffiti CD booklet, including all the portrait photos, were taken in the cornfield right next to the building. It was also the first of two concerts where I spun my microphone cord so hard that it sent the mic flying into the audience. Praise God that nobody was hurt either time!

Saturday, we'll be back at the Cup O' Joy in Green Bay for the first time in over a year! We played the Cup's anniversary show in October, but that was at a high school and not for the typical Cup crowd.

Sunday, we'll be in the Hoosier State for about the zillionth time (We drive through it just about every weekend, including the past two weekends), but we actually get to stop and play for awhile.

FYI - We're hoping to add some new songs (ones that we don't usually play "live" plus a brand new one) to the show this weekend.


2. NEXT WEEKEND: APOLOGETIX AT THE PHILADELPHIA SPECTRUM

Next weekend, we get to play a concert at the fabled Philadelphia Spectrum. Please pray for us. We're playing either before or after (I don't know which) a soccer game, and I don't know how many soccer fans are big Christian parody fans. I will know soon, though :)

Saturday, March 2nd Time TBA
Ticketed Event $14 and $15
First Union Spectrum Stadium
Philadelphia, PA
"PHILADELPHIA KIXX" Soccer Game
Contact: WZZD- Tim DeMoss 610-828-6965 x12 OR
888-888-KIXX (5499)

The concert will be part of a package deal along with a soccer game by the Philadelphia Kixx. Tim "Timmy D" DeMoss, the morning guy at WZZD and an ApologetiX booster from way back, is spearheading the project, and he just passed this bit of information on to us:

"FYI, the Kixx tix are $12 (discounted from $18; groups are normally $14, so that $12 price is extra cheap & the only price they're offering). Thru Mon 2/25 you can buy them & have them mailed, but from Tues 2/26 on you have to pick them up at will call that evening."


3. THE BARRY MANILOW CONNECTION

Here's an interesting e-mail comment Karl got from a promoter in a recent conversation:

"I wanted to comment that I was recently talking with one of my friends who is the Sound Engineer for Barry Manilow and who recently was working an event with Apologetix. He is not a Christian and his son came with him and immediately they went out and bought Apologetix CD's."

Looks like we made it! Seriously, though, that's pretty neat, isn't it? I know I can't criticize, since I DON'T write the songs, just the parody lyrics, but did you know that Barry Manilow didn't write "I Write the Songs" or his other two number one hits, "Mandy" or "Looks Like We Made It"? Beach Boy Bruce Johnston wrote "I Write the Songs," and it was first performed by the Captain and Tennille. I've heard their version, and old Barry actually ROCKED it up!


4. YOU AND APOLOGETIX ON TV?

We're going to be taping another two shows for Cornerstone Television's nationally broadcast "His Place" program on Monday, March 4. I'm guessing the episodes will run later that week.

I'm also assuming that the show's host, Jeff Redinger, will once again open the doors if you'd like to be part of the studio audience. We had a great crowd when we did the shows in the summer and fall of 2001. As usual, we'll be performing songs "live" and doing some interviews. "His Place" is filmed in a diner format, and they need people to fill the booths. They will also take people for off-stage, just to make crowd noise. Last time we had such a large studio audience that I felt like we were doing "We Are the World" or "All You Need is Love.

Here's what Jeff sent me last time, and I think it'll apply this time, too: "Hey! Would you please do us the favor of issuing a blanket invitation to your readers/fans to come and be extras on the set the night that y'all are here? We can fit about 12 people at a time on the set, but if there are more we can try to shuffle them in and out AND set up chairs off set so they can watch from behind the cameras. As long as everyone knows that they are not guaranteed to get on the set. We like to have more than we can use when we have a band because they can clap, yell, scream, etc. after each song, creating the illusion that the diner is much larger then what you see on camera. Just to clarify, none of these people would actually be interviewed or talk on camera, but hey, they will be fed and possibly seen on TV all over the world."

If you'd like to come, you're invited. In case you don't know, "His Place" is filmed in Wall, PA, near Monroeville (near Pittsburgh) off Rt. 48. You can also use mapblast.com, mapquest.com, or yahoo maps for directions. The official address is: Cornerstone Television, 1 Signal Hill Dr., Wall PA 15148-1499.

If these shows are like the previous ones, the filming would start at 9:30 p.m. and probably be done by 11 p.m. You should plan to arrive between 9-9:15 p.m., but not before 9 p.m., because you'll be sitting around. If you arrive after 9:15 p.m., they can still probably get you in the studio, but after 9:30 p.m., that will be troublesome.

It's helpful if you call or e-mail first, so they know to expect you, although you can still come if you forget to call. Please call 412-824-3930 and ask for anyone in the "His Place" department. If no one is in, the receptionist should be able to help you. You can also e-mail to Jeff at JRedinger@ctvn.org


5. GREAT SCOTLAND!

A few weeks ago we found out that ApologetiX CDs were being stocked in Scotland. Here's a note from Doug Watson of Wesley Owen Books and Music in Glasgow, Scotland:

Just a quick note to say many thanks for the ApologetiX press kit. I arrived back at work after a week's holiday and was totally blessed by your speedy reply to my request. In March we are going to be doing a special promotion on 'Keep The Change' and will make use of the posters and other bits and pieces you sent. Thanks also for the video. We have a player in store and a huge screen so throughout March we will show the video.

The first time I heard Apologetix was on an HM CD and I had been trying to get your music into the Christian Bookstore that I work in for the past year or so. In October we finally tracked down someone who could import them into the country for us.

Love all the CD's and am contemplating buying the Christmas CD. Will you have any of them when you play Atlantafest? The reason I ask is that my wife and I are going to be at the festival whilst on our summer holiday. We are really looking forward to seeing you guys. Infact, to be honest I think seeing you guys and the Cross Movement is going to be the highlight of my visit to Atalantafest (though Bebo Norman and Third Day come a close third and fourth!).

By the way, we have been showing the video in the shop and quite a few people have bought CD's in response. Since October we have sold quite a number of ApologetiX CD's and this is the breakdown of the numbers: Radical History Tour 25, Ticked 20, Jesus Christ Morningstar 28, Biblical Graffiti 18, Spoofernatural 25 and Keep The Change 35.

I am actively promoting your albums to Youth Leaders and parents as well as the kids. I have to confess that I was amazed at the response every time we played an album.

I am so grateful to God for the ministry of ApologetiX. They have opened doors into the lives of young people that we have been praying about for a long time. The parodies of bands like Blink 182, Papa Roach, Eminem, and Limp Bizkit have been greatly received by many of the kids I seek to minister to.

Thanks for your ministry. I want to let you know that we are praying for you and the rest of the guys. May God bless you and keep you strong and may He bless your families also. Stay close to Him. God bless, Doug Watson"


6. WILL SMITH: OUR NUMBER ONE FAN

Those of you who are familiar with our song "The Real Sin Savior" know that it contains the lines:

"Will Smith don't gotta discuss the Christian path to salvation. Well, I do -- it affects him and affects you too. You think I give a care of he likes my parodies?"

Well, we just got this e-mail this afternoon:

"Hi. My name is Will Smith (not the actor). I was introduced to your kind of music just a few months ago. I like how you made the music sound just like the original, but changed the lyrics. One of my favorites songs is Chrismasnite. Tell the other guys Hi for me and maybe I'll see you in Albuquerque, New Mexico. If you guys head this way, Please E-mail me. Your number one fan, Will Smith"

It's so funny to have somebody we mention by name in a song (Hey, we never specified WHICH Will Smith we were talking about) say he's our number one fan, even after I sang, "You think I give a care if he likes my parodies?" :)


7. GOOD NEWS FROM TORONTO

From our Dale and Virginia Boreland at Joy 1250 AM in Toronto:

"I just wanted to let you guys know that we have started a weekly request countdown on Fridays. You guys are continually on it! The Real Sin Savior is really popular here. Let the other guys know. Anyhow, please take care, it's cool to hear from you guys so often. The updates are great, they let us know how to pray for you, and we can fill in the listeners on Joy1250 what you're up to."


8. PITTSBURGH CCM SHOW OF SHOWS UPDATE

As I mentioned in the previous two newsletters, we are honored to be asked to headline a special concert in March featuring a number of Pittsburgh's best-loved Christian bands, including Ten Point Ten, a band that features the talents of ApologetiX keyboard guru Bill Hubauer and occasional fill-in bass stunt double Scott Gilbert. It'll be the week of the 10th anniversary of the very first ApologetiX concert and the first anniversary of Bill Rieger becoming our full-time drummer. It's also Karl's birthday.

We just got an update from the concert promoters and we wanted to pass this info on to you:

"First, we want to again thank those of you who ordered discount tickets promptly because not only did it save you money, but it helps us meet promotional expenses. Sorry, we couldn't continue the discount indefinitely, but this is a benefit for 2 great organizations and with tickets on sale now at all outlets for a still reasonable $12 ea. Oh well! We still love you for your support of CCM, your favorite groups and our Lord. And we still have a lot of pre-concert expenses. So here is another chance to save $ and help us put on an event befitting our Savior's grandness.

"E-mail devotees can now order tickets direct per previous instructions (You can send a check made payable to TARA, address 801A Cooke Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15234. Include a self addressed and stamped envelope with your order so we can send your tickets promptly) till Mar 1 for $10. We hope you'll help yourselves and our promotion by responding promptly."

Thursday, March 21, 2002 5-11 pm Westminster Presbyterian Church 2040 Washington Road Pittsburgh, PA (Upper Saint Clair) Contact: Ron Felgar 412-853-9379 tcg233@libcom.com


9. QUOTE OF THE WEEK

This comes from our friend Jenn Kipp:

"A friend scored us some of your promo posters for "Keep the Change" and handed them to us at church today. A lady nearby stopped to see what we were looking at, and said the following:

"ApologetiX? I've heard of them ... aren't they supposed to be funny or something?"


10. NEW FAITH FOR ALICE COOPER, NEW HOPE FOR STEVEN TYLER & MICK JAGGER

I just read the interview with Alice Cooper in the latest issue (Mar/Apr) of HM Magazine, which just arrived to subscribers and may or may not already be at Christian bookstore. If you get a chance to read it, I would highly recommend it! Look for Alice on the cover. As some of you may know, Alice became a Christian in 1994, and his last three mainstream albums have reflected that faith. Many notable rock and roll stars have become Christians in the past 30 years, but few have articulated themselves as well as Alice does in this interview.

It's easy to forget that Alice Cooper was once the Marilyn Manson of his day, every Christian mother's worst nightmare, and many Christians might have thought there was no hope for him. Well, here's some more news of hope for a few other notable bad boys of rock and roll:

The following are excerpts from an e-mail article I received recently called "Serious Thinking About Rock And Soul" by Steve Beard, the editor in chief of Good News and founder of www.thunderstruck.org

"We need to go back to the way it was 30 years ago, when everybody had Grandma and Grandpa, and we were willing to pass moral judgments about right and wrong," said Steven Tyler, 53, the lead singer of the famously hedonistic rock band Aerosmith.

Tyler is aware that his comments will be shocking coming from someone who has partied hard with the best of them. "But (September 11) brought me to my knees," he responds. "It made me change. When that second airplane hit the building, we all changed. We need to get back to some serious thinking," he told the Detroit Free Press.

Serious thinking, indeed. One is invited to do some serious pondering about the new solo album from Mick Jagger, the lead singer of the world-famous Rolling Stones. One of the best songs on the album is a duet called "Joy" that Jagger sings with U2's Bono (with guitar from The Who's Pete Townsend).

"And I drove across the desert/I was in my four-wheel drive/I was looking for the Buddha/And I saw Jesus Christ." Jagger says that Jesus smiled at him and told him to make some noise, jump for joy, and remember what He had said.

"My soul is like a ruby/And I threw it in the earth/But now my hands are bleeding/from scrabbling in the dirt/and I look up to the heavens/and a light is on my face/I never never never/thought I'd find a state of grace."

Rolling Stone magazine asked Jagger about the intriguing song and his state of spirituality. "Of course, I have a spiritual side. Everyone has one. It's whether they're going to lock it up or not," Jagger stated. "Our lives are so busy that we never get any time to be, first, reflective, and then afterward, to let some sort of spiritual light into your life." He goes on to clarify the meaning of the song : "It is about the joy of creation, inspiring you to a love of God. Not that I want to explain my songs, really."

It would be a mistake to make too much or too little of Jagger's seeking/knocking/finding song (it is followed later on the album by "God gave me everything I want"). Nevertheless, those who have eyes to see should be aware of the way in which our culture is searching and probing and praying under its breath.

During their halftime performance at the Super Bowl in New Orleans, U2 gave fitting tribute to the Americans lost on September
11. As the names of the victims were displayed over a huge backdrop, the lead singer Bono began to pray Psalm 51:15: "O Lord, open my lips, so my mouth show forth thy praise. O Lord, open my lips, so my mouth show forth thy praise." U2 then launched into a stunning version of "Where the Streets Have No Name."

The London Sunday Times Magazine ran a fascinating article not long ago about Noel Gallagher from the mega-huge British band Oasis. When the subject of his friendship with Bono of U2 came up, Gallagher confessed that he peppered the rock legend with questions about religion.

"Look, you believe in it all," Gallagher said to Bono. "I'm Catholic same as you. Can you explain it to me?" He told the Times that Bono sat down for two hours and explained his faith. Gallagher was bold and wise enough to even ask how a wealthy rock star prays. I am not sure what Bono said during the conversation, but Gallagher remarked that, "He made tons of sense."

According to Gallagher, Bono sent a package a few days later to Noel and his girlfriend Sara that included Philip Yancey's book, What's So Amazing About Grace? "And [Bono's] dad had just died," Gallagher remarked. "How difficult must that be? Takes time out because two people were interested. What a guy."


11. UPCOMING CONCERTS

Since last week's newsletter, we've added new concerts in Idaho (April 28), Oklahoma (July 15), Minnesota (May 4 and August 10 ), and Pennsylvania (April 19). If you'd like more information about booking a concert with ApologetiX, please contact Burke Communications at booking@apologetix.com

This Weekend: See Section 1 Next Weekend: See Section 2

Friday, March 8, 2002 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticketed Event: $15 advance, $20 door (We sold out the morning of the concert last year!)
Westlake Fine Arts Auditorium-
Sponsored by KNLE Radio
4100 Westbank Drive
Austin, Texas
Contact: Brandon Johnson
Email: brandon@candle88.com Station phone: 512-257-8801

Sunday, March 10, 2002 at 7 p.m. Ticketed Event "Adios At The Meadows" Race Track Meadowlands, PA Contact: Pastor Joe DiDonato 412-576-9210

Saturday, March 16, 2002 at 7 p.m. Ticketed Event: $8 advance, $10 door First General Baptist Church
1102 West Hemphill Road
Flint, Michigan
Contact: First General Baptist Church 810-232-2674
Tickets can be purchased at First General Baptist Church and:
Family Christian Bookstore 810-732-6709
Sunshine Bible Shop 810-233-0643

Thursday, March 21, 2002 5-11 pm (Karl's Birthday)
1st hundred tickets sold are $10 each. After that, $12.
Reserve by email.
Plus there's a special for families. Westminster Presbyterian Church
2040 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA (Upper Saint Clair) Contact: Ron Felgar 412-853-9379 tcg233@libcom.com

Friday, March 22, 2002 7:30 PM
Ticketed $12 advance $15 Artists Circle Tyler Metro Church - Sponsored by DOWNS PRODUCTIONS
14196 Highway 110 S. Tyler
Tyler, Texas (near Dallas)
Contact: Tyler Metro Church 903-561-0253 Tickets: www.downsproductions.com

Friday, April 5, 2002 Time TBA
Ticketed Event
Mars Alliance Church
997 Route 228
Mars, PA
Contact: Mars Alliance Church 724-776-9400 (Rev. Dave Havener)

Saturday, April 13, 2002 at 7 p.m.
West Virginia Annual Conference
United Methodist Youth Spring Gathering Fairmont WV
Admission: $15 for pizza dinner and concert
(must get tix in advance)
Contact: James Malick
Phone: 304-366-5188
Email: journeyym@juno.com
(tip: register now- it's selling out!)

NEW Friday, April 19, 2002 at TBA Ticketed Event
North Branch Presbyterian Church
139 North branch
Monaca, PA
Contact: Jeremy Higgs 724-375-7415

Saturday, April 20, 2002 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $8/group, $10/advance by April 15, $12/door
The Brunswick Performing Arts Center - sponsored by
Medina Alliance Fellowship
3581 Center Road
Brunswick, Ohio
Contact: Pastor Dave Wiener 330-725-7730 Email: pastordave@medinaalliance.org
Web Site: http://medinaalliance.org TICKETS: You can purchase through itickets.com or the church

Beginning Sunday, April 21-25, 2002 TBA Registration is required
Karl Messner Interviews GOSPEL MUSIC WEEK
Renaissance Hotel
Nashville, TN
www.gospelmusic.org

Friday, April 26, 2002 at 7 p.m. Ticketed Event
$5 advance, $7 door
Glad Tidings Church
750 E. Grangeville
Hanford, California
Contact: Jeff Milhon
Email: milhon@cvconline.com 559-584-6644

Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 7 p.m.
Free Admission
Kick-off for Ministries and "Celebrate Recovery"
Weather permitting this will be an outdoor concert
Antelope Crossing Middle School
9200 Palmerson Drive
Antelope, California (suburb of Sacramento)
Sponsored by North Valley Church www.northvalleychurch.org
Contact: Tony Nole 916-997-1741 or Email: a&a@altaplating.com

NEW! Sunday, April 28, 2002 at TBA
Calvary Chapel Twin Falls
4002 N 3300 E.
Twin Falls, ID
Contact: Tim Augler "Effect Radio" 208-734-2049 x233
Listen on the World Wide Web www.effectradio.com effectradio@effectradio.com

NEW! Saturday, May 4, 2002 at TBA
Red Wing Christian Concert Committee
Red Wing, MN
Contact: Bob Goetz
Email: bsgoetz@redwing.net

Saturday, May 11, 2002 7 PM
Ticketed Event $5 advance, $8 door Church of the Nazarene
386 Shafer Road
Coraopolis, PA
Contact: Nancy Kehoe 724-375-6464

***MAY 12 THROUGH JUNE 7 band is on a break and will be in studio recording next CD

Saturday, June 8, 2002 7:00 PM
Ticketed Event
Crossover Christian Music Festival
N. Highway 5
Camdenton, Missouri
Contact: 800-336-0917
Web Site Information: www.crossoverfest.org

Friday, June 21, 2002
"Inside the Outside" Stage
11 PM
Ticketed Event Atlantafest
Atlanta, GA Atlantafest
runs from June 19, 20, 21, 22
Contact: 800-783-8839
Web Site: www.atlantafest.com

Wed., July 3, 2002 TBA
Ticketed event
Second Annual Joyful Noise Concert Dover, Ohio
Contact: Lisa Stilgenbauer
(330) 343-6011

July 11-14, Stage, Date and Time TBA
LiFest Sunnyview Fairgrounds & Expo Center
Oshkosh, WI
Lifest runs from July 11,12,13,14
Call: 800-955-5433
Web Site: www.lifest.com

Sat. July 13, 2002 11AM
Ticketed Event
Sonshine Festival
Wilmar, MN
Sonshine Festival runs from July 11,12,13
Contact: 800-233-3378
Web Site: www.sonshinefestival.com

NEW Monday, July 15, 2002 at TBA PM
Ticketed Event
Teen Unity
4725 NW 10th St.
Oklahoma City OK
Contact: Steve Burton 405-237-1225 TeenUnity@aol.com

Wednesday, July 17, 2002 atTBA PM
Ticketed Evening Event
Registrants are free
"Week Extreme"
Brownwood, Texas
Contact: Christi & John Barnes 254-445-4487

Saturday, July 20, 2002
Variety Stage Time TBA
Ticketed Event
SPIRIT FEST MIDWEST
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
Web Site: www.spiritfestmidwest.com

Saturday July 27, 2002 8 PM Tickets TBA
Atwood Lake Ministries
6181 Riggle Road
NE Somerdale, Ohio
Contact: John Frazee Phone: 330-859-2578

August 4, 2002 at 1:10 p.m.
Revival Stage
Ticketed Event
Inside Out Soul Festival
Merrimac, MA
www.newsoundconcerts.com

Sunday, August 4, 2002 at 8 p.m.
Deeper Well Stage
Ticketed Event Inside Out Soul Festival Merrimac, MA
www.newsoundconcerts.com

Wednesday, August 7, 2002 at 8 p.m.
Ticketed Event
Kingdom Bound Six Flags/Darien Lake, New York
Web Site for more info: www.kingdombound.org

NEW! Saturday, August 10, 2002 at TBA
Ticketed Event
Shakopee Jaycees
Bloomington, MN
Contact: Tom Joyal 952-844-4102
Email: TomJoyal@mn.rr.com

Saturday, August 24, 2002 7 PM
Ticketed Event
Church of the Lake UMC
5944 Fulton Drive
Canton, OH
Contact: Church of the Lake UMC 330-499-8972

NEW Date (Was September 8) Sunday, August 25 at 7 p.m.
Ticketed event
Crossroads United Methodist Church
1000 Crossroads Drive
Oakdale, PA
Contact: Dave Bushnell/Crossroads UMC 412-494-9999
(Scott Fritz 724-695-1619) www.crossroadsumc.org

Saturday, August 31, 2002 at 5 p.m Ticketed Event
"The Last Blast of Summer"
DelGrosso's Family Amusement Park
Tipton, PA
Contact Doug Sloey 814-940-0112 cell 814-932-9089
Email: doug_Sloey@yahoo.com

Sunday, September 1, 2002 at TBA
Ticketed Event
Six Flags, PA
Contact: Tim DeMoss/WZZD
Phone: 800-990-9673

Saturday, September 7, 2002 at TBA Ticketed Event -
The Palace Theatre Sponsored by Calvary United Methodist Church
276 E. Center Street
Marion, OH
Contact: Rev. Dr. Michael Mohr or
Jon Crothers/Youth Advisor Office: 740-387-6830

Thursday, September 12, 2002 at TBA
Beach Concert- ministry to Waikiki Sponsored by Waikiki Beach Chaplaincy Honolulu, Hawaii
Contact: Cheri Villberg 808-521-7424 (Live cam: http://live.waikikitimes.com/ )

Friday, September 13, 2002 at TBA
Full concert at Historic Hawaii Theatre Sponsored by Waikiki Beach Chaplaincy Honolulu, Hawaii
Contact: Cheri Villberg 808-521-7424 http://www.hawaiitheatre.com/images/calend1.gif

Saturday, September 14, 2002 at TBA
Full concert at Historic Hawaii Theatre Sponsored by Waikiki Beach Chaplaincy Honolulu, Hawaii
Contact: Cheri Villberg 808-521-7424 http://www.hawaiitheatre.com/images/calend1.gif

Whew! Every week, I think we're going to have a slow news day, and it ends up being long! Sorry!

Apologetically,

J.