Awesome FREE Christian Music Events in Indiana!

If you are here on Spin: the Blog, I can only imagine that you probably like Christian music. (What a coincidence!  So do I!)

You may or may not live in the great state of Indiana, so if you don’t happen to be a Hoosier, then I feel for you in more ways than one; particularly because you are going to miss out on some awesome FREE Christian music events coming up in August!

Here are the details:

WORLD PULSE MUSIC FESTIVAL

The City Harmonic II

The City Harmonic!!!

WORLD PULSE MUSIC FESTIVAL–Seriously, this music festival has THE BEST line-up of any free Christian music festival I’ve ever heard of, and I’ve pretty much heard it all at this point. Coming to South Bend on Saturday, August 10th, 2013 the line-up includes, check this out: Tricia Brock (formerly of Superchick! Rock What You’ve Got! I Love her!!), Jason Castro (Uh, hello? Who doesn’t like Jason Castro? I think it would be impossible NOT to like Jason Castro!), the City Harmonic (I LOVE this band to the moon and back. Seriously, you have not lived until you’ve seen the City Harmonic in concert. Trust me on this!), Natalie Grant (No, I’m not kidding. I said ‘Natalie Grant’ and ‘Free’ in the same paragraph!!), Audio Adrenaline (Again, I am not joking. I paid $50 two months ago to see Audio Adrenaline and I thought it was a deal!), and…wait for it…SWITCHFOOT! Switchfoot! Can you believe that?

Jason Castro

Jason Castro

Like I said, this is THE line-up of free line-ups and it is coming to South Bend on Saturday, August 10th, 2013!

Tricia Brock

Tricia Brock

PLEASE NOTE you do HAVE TO HAVE a ticket to get in, but like I said, the tickets are free and still available over at iTickets.com. (For more information and/or additional places to pick up tickets, visit the festival’s website at http://www.worldpulsefestival.com). Of course, you will have to pay for parking ($25) and food (a complete list of what’s available and the prices are on the festival’s website).

I would happily pay these prices for parking and food any day that I get to see the City Harmonic play a live show, but when you throw in Tricia Brock, Jason Castro, Natalie Grant, Audio Adrenaline, and SWITCHFOOT to the mix…well, you know I’m gonna be there, and you should definitely be there too! In my opinion, this is going to be THE Christian Music event of the summer in Indiana so go grab some free tickets now while there are still some left!

CHRISTIAN MUSIC DAY AT THE INDIANA STATE FAIR

I swear I know nothing about these guys.  My son, however, is an expert on them!

I swear I know nothing about these guys. My son, however, is an expert on them!

CHRISTIAN MUSIC DAY at the INDIANA STATE FAIR–Again, another free event (although you do have to pay admission to the State Fair venue. Discount admission tickets are available at all Indiana Wal-Mart stores, CVS Pharmacies, and Indiana Farm Bureau Offices for $7. Kids under 5 are free! Gate admission is only $10.) The line-up for this festival taking place on Sunday, August 11th, 2013 from 2-9 pm is Brianna Caprice (I don’t have a clue who this is, but I intend to find out!), Jason Castro (he’s a busy guy this weekend!), Love & The Outcome (I’ve seen this duo and they are AMAZING!), some band called for King & Country (don’t know why anyone, particularly my 6 year old son Alex, would want to go see these guys. HA! 🙂 and Matthew West.

Matthew West’s kind of a slacker, but the rest of the line-up is decent. 

(Of course, I’m just kidding!  Matthew West is one of if not THE BEST entertainers in all of Christian Music.  You have to go see him if you haven’t yet!)

If those names aren’t enough to get you down to the State Fair on Sunday, August 11th, then I don’t know what will. (The World’s Largest Popcorn Ball? A 4,500 square foot barn made out of glass? An outdoor ice skating rink in Indiana in August? Just a few suggestions!)

Love and the Outcome

Love and the Outcome

The website for the Indiana State Fair is http://www.in.gov/statefair

I’ll be at both of these festivals the weekend of August 10th and I hope to see you there! Should be a rockin’ time 🙂  Let’s just hope the weather is not too sweltering hot…if I have another weekend where the temps get up like they did at LifeFest when my nail polish literally melted off of my nails, I don’t know if I’ll live to tell the tale!

Mandisa News!

One of my favorite ladies, Mandisa, has a busy day in store tomorrow, February 20th, 2013! First up, the multi-Grammy nominated sweetheart will be performing her hit song, ‘Stronger’ on Good Morning America in celebration of Robin Roberts triumphant return to the show after a near death battle with cancer. GMA had previously used ‘Stronger’ as an anthem of sorts during updates about Roberts’ progress following her bone marrow transplant treatment in 2012. This will not be Mandisa’s first time on GMA; in August 2012, Mandisa performed a rollicking rendition of the song ‘Good Morning’ from her latest album, ‘What If We Were Real’, along with Mr. tobyMac. Mandisa is set to sing ‘Stronger’ tomorrow during the 8 o’clock hour on Good Morning America (ABC).

Following her performance on GMA, Mandisa will head over to the popular daytime TV show, The Doctors, to discuss her weight loss journey with Dr. Travis Stork. (Anyone remember him from The Bachelor? I do!) According to my Mother, who unbeknownst to me until today is an AVID fan of The Doctors, the show is on NBC here in Fort Wayne at 9 am and 11 am.  Apparently, it is such a popular show here in Northeast Indiana that they need to air it twice daily.  If you aren’t fortunate enough to live in Indiana, you can find out where to tune in in your neck of the woods at The Doctors official website, http://www.thedoctorstv.com.

After her TV appearances, Mandisa will be jetting off on a 23 city 3 in 1 tour along with Brandon Heath and Laura Story.  I’m taking my sister and 7 year old niece to go see the show on April 12th in Indianapolis and can’t wait! (Side Note to my sister, Stacy–if you are reading this, you best act real surprised when you open the tickets for your birthday!)

If you want to practice singing along to ‘Stronger’ so you’ll be ready for both Mandisa’s appearance on GMA and her upcoming tour, check out the video below of her performing ‘Stronger’ live in studio.  (Okay, I have to write one more side note:  I love Mandisa SO much that I have even been known to sing AND dance along with her at her concerts.  I NEVER do that, which is a testament to the lovely and talented Mandisa’s spirited performances.  She’s a true Jesus loving gem!  Definitely check out her TV appearances tomorrow, and if you get the chance, go see her on tour this spring!)