LifeLight is most recognized for its free Christian music festivals, and this March LifeLight will be bringing a tour to Northwestern’s campus on Saturday, March 20. The tour will feature popular bands Remedy Drive, VOTA, Manic Drive, Jeremy Vanderloop and speaker Josh Brewer.
This year’s tour is titled RESET, and it is the first official re-launch of the LifeLight Tours.
“Both LifeLight and the bands see this concert as a ministry to share the hope of Christ to others,” said Aaron Beadner, director of student activities.
The purpose of the concert is beyond just entertainment.
“We realize that there are many people who still need to know the hope found only in Jesus Christ . . . We are asking God for a supernatural reset, and we are believing that God is going to use this tour to reach into hearts and hit a reset button — bringing people back to the Father to find true love and hope,” Beadner said.
The RESET tour will include various artist performances and a time of worship and fellowship. Remedy Drive, the tour headliner, is a high-energy band and a LifeLight favorite. They have received several awards and nominations, and they will be playing new music from their upcoming album.
David Zach, the main singer of Remedy Drive said, “I love writing songs because music has a way of reminding me that something is right in the universe — melodies have a way of whispering a new language for an ancient hope.”
Manic Drive, a well-known Canadian pop band, will also be touring along with Jeremy Vanderloop and the popular contemporary band VOTA.
“VOTA, led by former Newsboy Bryan Olsen, who is one of the most gifted singer song writers in the Christian music industry, is always sure to provide a crowd with a concert they will always remember,” said LifeLight’s Ministry Director Josh Brewer.
The night will also include a message from Brewer. Brewer will be sharing his personal story of growing up in a broken home and how the redemptive power and love of Jesus Christ worked in his life.
“Our concert will be one full of hope and encouragement that people will leave the concert feeling a sense of joy and renewed hope,” Brewer said. In addition to the hope and encouragement offered, bands will wow the crowd with their music and their message.”
Many are looking forward to the tour, including Megan Rustad, NW education major. “I have always enjoyed my time at the festival so I am looking forward to them coming to us,” Rustad said.
“Orange City has always been a special place for LifeLight as it has always been a community that is so eager to support the ministry of LifeLight,” Brewer said. We love the people of Orange City So we were super excited that it worked out for us to be coming back to the community.”
LifeLight tours are sponsored by various places throughout the community including: Pizza Ranch, Northwestern Student Activities Council, the Bridge Transitional Housing and the Orange City Arts Council.
Fifty percent of the concert’s proceeds will go toward supporting the Bridge Transitional Housing Ministry in Orange City. The concert is only five dollars, and the doors open at 7 p.m.