The amount of praise music and preaching in the DeWitt Physical Fitness Center on Friday, December 4 will be at high levels with the arrival of artists Jeremy Camp and Jamie Grace and speaker Nick Hall.
The concert will be hosted by The Reason, which is a family Christmas experience celebrating the true reason for the season.
The same promoter who helped bring in the Tenth Avenue North and Phil Wickham concert last year wanted to do another concert with Northwestern.
“The Tenth Avenue North concert went really well for us,” said Director of Student Programs Aaron Beadner. “It was a great opportunity to get some awesome music in the area. So we wanted to continue that.”
When the Student Activities Council first became aware of this tour, the members were very excited. They knew it would work out perfectly since it is on a Friday night, and it was just in time for it to be a Christmas themed concert.
“They [Camp and Grace] will be doing a mix of Christmas songs along with some of their own recording of songs,” Beadner said.
If there continues to be a big turnout for these concerts, Beadner will continue to get concerts such as Tenth Avenue North and Jeremy Camp to Northwestern.
“Before I got here, Jars of Clay and Newsboys and a lot of those kinds of groups would come through in the early 2000s,” Beadner said. “I think NW got away from that for a while. With us being a city of about six or seven thousand, we want to bring in good music that the students and the community want to come out for.”
Students can look forward to a full night of music.
“Students can look forward to great music, a family type of experience,” Beadner said. “There will be an inspiring message from Hall, and some of the classic songs of Camp and Grace.”
Camp has been a Grammy nominee, and has also been nominated for three American Music Awards.
Grace is a young singer-songwriter who released her debut single “Hold Me” featuring Toby Mac in 2102 and within the same year she was nominated for a Billboard Award as well as four Dove Awards. Grace also won the Dove Awards New Artist of the Year in 2012.
Hall is the founder and chief communicator for the PULSE which is an evangelism movement on mission to empower the church and awaken culture to the reality of Jesus.
Tickets can be purchased in Ramaker Center; $8 for students, faculty and staff and $12 for the public if they buy it in Ramaker Center or for $15 purchased online.