ApologetiX in Edinboro and Everywhere Else
Wed., Jan. 30. 2002 2:11pm EST
J. Jackson, lead singer for ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band) here.
1. ApologetiX in Edinboro PA This Friday
2. ApologetiX in Missouri Next Weekend
3. Weekend in New England (Without Barry Manilow)
4. Something Awesome in Wisconsin
5. The #1 Song in Oklahoma City
6. New CD
7. Super Bowl Sunday
8. Upcoming Concerts
1. APOLOGETIX IN EDINBORO PA THIS FRIDAY
We'll be in Edinboro PA this Friday, thanks largely to the hard work of Sandy "Vanilla Spice" McCann, who proved that you don't have to be a big-time promoter to have a successful concert. Here's an e-mail we just got from Sandy:
"I'm SOO excited! I really want to reach my fellow college students... and everyone else. Thank you for the posters! Thank you for your awesome witness! You will be talking to my radio station (WCTL) in the morning, thanks for that too! They, the morning guys you'll be talking to, LOVE you guys! Saw you last year in Conneautville and had a blast. Said it was the best concert they'd EVER been to! We've sold over 200 tickets so far and will be selling more. It's going to be a great show! Thanks again, Sandy (Vanilla Spice) <><"
Fri., Feb. 1, 2002, at 7 p.m.
216 West Plum Street
Tickets $5 presales, $8 at the door
Web site www.thehangout.com
Contact: Sandy McMann 814-763-3704 email@example.com
Kelly Culbertson 814-734-9246
2. APOLOGETIX IN MISSOURI NEXT WEEKEND (TWO CONCERTS)
Has it really been almost three months since our last trip to the "Show Me" state? That's hard to believe! Well, if these ones are as much fun as the last ones, you won't want to miss them!
Fri., Feb. 8, 2002 at 7 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Camdenton
181 Iowa Street
Contact: Rusty Gunn Church Office: 573-346-3355
Sat., Feb. 9, 2002 at 7 p.m.
Sponsored by Cheerful Heart Ministries
First Baptist Church
926 Broadway Cape
Girardeau MO Ticket
Info: $7 Advance, $9 door
Contact: Jim Hoyt/Cheerful Heart Ministries
Web Site for tickets and contact info www.cheerfulheart.com
3. WEEKEND IN NEW ENGLAND (WITHOUT BARRY MANILOW)
O.K., I know what your first question is: As Pittsburgh natives, are we bitter about the Steelers' loss to New England this past Sunday? No. It hurt, but it wasn't the first time we had to do a concert right after a Steelers loss in the Championship game. Keith (name shortened because of space constraints) and I consoled each other on the long drive back from Wisconsin, although he did give me a dirty look when I tuned in to ESPN 1000 in Chicago to check the final score on the Rams victory. Karl and Bill acted unfazed by the Steelers loss, but they are pretty much unfazed after every Steelers game ... and every other sporting event, for that matter.
And we had something great happen at the concert on Sunday night that helped take our minds off the loss. More on that in a minute.
But to show that we bear no ill will to the residents of New England, we are pleased to announce that we will be returning to the Inside Out Soul Festival in Loon Mountain NH, the premier New England Christian festival. We got a great response when we played there in 2000, and many of you said you missed us when we weren't there last year. Consequently, we'll be there two days this summer. Check the concert schedule below for more details.
4. SOMETHING AWESOME IN WISCONSIN
Do you want to know what really made Sunday's Steelers loss seem insignificant? It was our concert in New London WI that night. Rather than tell you about it ourselves, we're going to share with you this e-mail we received from Lynn Stiebs, the wife of the pastor who brought us to New London:
"Hi J. (& Guys), "Just sitting here praising God for His awesomeness. The concert (in New London) this past Sunday evening was so incredible. God is using you all to touch and change lives for Him--thank you for being willing vessels. You definitely are awesome examples to the young people. Bill & I were very impressed with your genuine love and kindness to each and every young person. The time you took, the undivided attention you gave, your patience, your giving, caring, loving attitudes, truly reflect Christ and all He is. We have heard alot of great things about you guys since the concert. EVERYONE thought you put on an awesome show.
"And the greatest thing is that 50 people gave their life to Jesus Christ that night!! We praise God so much for that. The funny thing is that we had a number of people come against us for wanting to bring you to N.L. (Imagine that?!!) Nothing against you guys personally--they just wondered how this small church could take on such a big undertaking. Our reply? Our God is way bigger than that. So sit back and watch what HE does. And they, as well as ourselves, were very much impressed with what HE did!! Praise God for His goodness! This is getting long -- I could go on and on ... I encourage you to keep your focus on Jesus, continue to make Him # 1 and exalt Him in all that you do, and sit back, hang on, and watch what HE is going to do for you! Love in Jesus :) Lynn (& Pastor Bill) Stiebs"
Isn't that awesome?
5. THE #1 SONG IN OKLAHOMA CITY
I just got an e-mail yesterday from Greg Griffin at KOKF 90.9 FM in Oklahoma City, OK, informing me, "You still have the #1 song on KOKF." I don't know what song it is, but KOKF sure has turned a lot of people in Oklahoma onto ApologetiX. We had fans from Oklahoma come to see us in Kansas two weeks ago, as a matter of fact. We are looking into doing a concert in Oklahoma City sometime in 2002.
6. NEW CD
If you have been following ApologetiX for any time, you probably realize that we are always working on a new CD. In fact, it's become a tradition for our Keith to ask me about the next CD the day after he completes his bass parts for the current CD! And, in truth, we do start thinking about the next CD while we're wrapping up the current one! There are so many more songs we want to do! Well, we already have a title and a proposed list of parodies (many of which are already written) for our next CD, but we're going to keep that information a secret for a little while. We just wanted to let you know it's in the works. Look for us to release two CDs this year, the one I just told you about plus a full-length Christmas CD.
7. SUPER BOWL SUNDAY
This weekend is Super Bowl Sunday, and that's a very special day to me. It was 14 years ago on Super Bowl Sunday that I turned my life over to Jesus Christ and became a born-again Christian. I told a newspaper reporter that piece of information yesterday, and he asked if it was after a devastating Steelers loss! No, it was actually before the Washington Redskins beat the Denver Broncos. And I really don't remember what led me over to that church ó I had been next door at my girlfriend's apartment for a Super Bowl party. But when I left that church I was a changed man. Oh, I can see God's hand in my life throughout all the years that led up to that moment, and I had alternated between religious and agnostic/hedonistic, but that single event ó with me pouring my heart out to God in an empty church right before a Super Bowl party ó that was the moment where there was no turning back. Once you see the truth you can't un-see it. I can't believe it's been 14 years already!
8. UPCOMING CONCERTS
Here is how the rest of our 2002 concert schedule is shaping up. Please note that our schedule changes frequently, with new concerts being added all the time. There are plenty of other concerts in the works that are not listed yet on the schedule below. Also, some of the dates and details below have not yet been finalized, so please check with the contact to make sure of details.
To schedule a concert at your church or to ask questions about any of the concerts below, please contact our booking agent, Kathleen Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (949) 770-3001 (Pacific Standard Time). To get directions from your house to any of these concerts, go to www.mapquest.com and type in your starting point and the concert location as the end destination.
Fri., Feb. 22, 2002 at 8 p.m.
Jackson St. Station at Southside Baptist Church
2300 South Jackson St.
Janesville, WI 53545
Tickets $5 advance, $7 door
Contact: David or Debi Ashley
Phone: (608) 757-8220
Email: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun., Feb. 24, 2002 at 5 p.m., opening act at 3:30 p.m.
Eastview Christian Church
Sponsored by the Seekers of God Youth Group of Martinsville Baptist Church
Contact: Rick Hoffman email@example.com
Church Phone: 765-342-3616
Saturday, March 2nd Time TBA
The Spectrum Statium
"The Kicks" Soccer Game
Contact: Time DeMoss, WZZD
Saturday, March 8, 2002 at 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by KNLE Radio
Westlake Fine Arts Auditorium
4100 Westbank Drive
Admission: $15 advance, $20 door
(We sold out the morning of the concert last year!)
Contact: Brandon Johnson
Station Phone: 512-257-8801
NEW! Sat., March 16,2002 at 7 p.m.
First General Baptist Church
1102 W. Hemphill Road
Admission: Tickets $8 advance, $10 at door
Contact: First General Baptist Church
Tickets can be purchased at First General Baptisi Church and: Family Chrisian Bookstore 810-732-6709
Sunshine Bible Shop 810-233-0643
NEW! Thursday, March 21, 2002 at TBA
Contact: Karl Messner
NEW! Friday, March 22, 2002 at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Ticketed EventTBA
Tyler Metro Church-Sponsored by Downs Productions
527 #B main Street
Tyler, TX (near Dallas)
Contact: Mr. Terry Downs
Saturday, April 13, 2002 at 7 p.m.
West Virginia Annual Conference
United Methodist Youth Spring Gathering
Contact: James Malick
Saturday, April 20, 2002 at evening
Medina Alliance Fellowship
699 E. Smith Road
Contact: Rev. Dave Wiener
firstname.lastname@example.org Church Home Page:
Friday, April 26, 2002 at 7 p.m.
Glad Tidings Church
750 E. Grangeville
Contact: Jeff Milhon 559-584-6644
Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 28, 2002 at 10:30 a.m.
Contact: Kathleen Burke email@example.com
Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 7 p.m.
Church of the Nazarene
386 Shafer Road
Ticketed Event $5 advance, $8 door
Contact: Nancy Kehoe 724-375-6464
May 12-June 7, the band is on a break (J and Lisa's baby is due May 21)
Saturday, June 8, 2002 at 7 p.m. Ticketed Event
Spirit FM Crossover Festival
N. Highway 5
Contact: Jim McDermott
Web Site Information: www.crossoverfest.org
Fri., June 21, 2002, Stage and time TBA
Six Flags Over Georgia "Edge Stage"
Date and time TBA
Atlanta Fest runs June 19-22, 2002
Web Site: www.atlantafest.com
Saturday, July 13 at 11 a.m.
2002 Wilmar, MN
Sonshine Fest runs from July 11, 12, 13 www.sonshinefest.com
July 11-14 TBA
Sunnyview Fairgrounds and Expo Center
Stage, date, and time TBA LIFEST runs July 11,12,13,14
Admission: Ticketed Event
Saturday, July 20 at TBA
Spirit Fest Midwest - Variety Stage
Detroit Lakes MN
Web Site: www.spiritfestmidwest.com
Saturday July 27, 2002 at 8 p.m.
Atwood Lake Ministries
6181 Riggle Road NE
Contact: John Frazee Phone: 330-859-2578
Saturday, August 3, 2002 at 2:30 p.m.
Inside Out Soul Fest
Inside Out Stage
Sunday, August 4, 2002 at 2 p.m.
Inside Out Soul Fest
Loon Mountain, NH
Wednesday, August 7, 2002 at 8 p.m.
Darien Lake NY
Web Site for more info: www.kingdombound.org
Saturday, August 31, 2002 at 8 p.m.
ApologetiX Headlines this concert day. OC Supertones Headline on Sunday. Altoona PA
Contact Doug Sloey 814-940-0112 doug_Sloey@yahoo.com
Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002 at TBA
Contact: Tim DeMoss/WZZD
Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002 at TBA
Ticketed Event - Sponsored by Calvary United Methodist Church
The Palace Theatre
276 E. Center Street
Contact: Rev. Dr. Michael Mohr or Jon Crothers/Youth Advisor
J. Jackson Lead Singer/Lyricist ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band) www.apologetix.com firstname.lastname@example.org
That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.