- Jul 9 , 2017
- 4:30 PM
- $95, $70, $55 and $45 pavilion and $29.50 lawn
Early Bird tickets at $20 on the lawn also available.
- Buy Tickets Now
Summer Lights Tour featuring Jeremy Camp, Natalie Grant, Meredith Andrews and Jimi CravityJul 9 , 2017 Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
GRAMMY®-nominated MercyMe will headline the upcoming Summer Lights Tour, also featuring Jeremy Camp and Natalie Grant, along with special guests Meredith Andrews and Jimi Cravity. Presented by Compassion Productions, the tour will hit Meadow Brook Amphitheatre on Sunday, July 9 at 6 p.m.
Tickets at $95, $70, $55 and $45 in the pavilion, and $29.50 and $20 (Early Bird) on the lawn go on sale this Friday, March 31 at 10 a.m. at Livenation.com, The Palace Ticket Store and all Ticketmaster locations. Tickets may also be charged by phone to American Express, Discover, Visa and MasterCard by calling 800.745.3000.
“Even If,” the first single from MercyMe’s awaited new album LIFER (due March 31) skyrocketed into its first week at radio, earning 74 adds across format and is already #13 on the Billboard National Christian Audience chart. Mirroring the excitement at radio, “Even If” also shot to No. 1 on the iTunes Christian chart. Adding to their two nominations, including Artist of the Year for the 2017 K-LOVE Fan Awards, the fan-voted awards show exclusively debuted a lyric video for the song through their social networks.
On the heels of their RIAA Certified Gold and GRAMMY® acclaimed Welcome To The New (2014), the core of LIFER (FAIR TRADE SERVICES) is the question of what it looks like to live as followers of Christ that are committed for life. Filled with positive, uplifting lyrics, along with energetic beats and soaring melodies, this latest offering delivers the massive hits that MercyMe is known for.
The Summer Lights Tour is the first annual summer concert series presented by Compassion Productions, a division of Compassion International (www.compassion.com), a Christian child development organization that works to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Compassion revolutionized the fight against global poverty by working exclusively with the Church to lift children out of spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty. Compassion partners with more than 7,000 churches in 26 countries to deliver its holistic child development program to over 1.9 million babies, children and young adults. It is the only child sponsorship program to be validated through independent, empirical research.
Since their debut in 2001, GRAMMY®-nominated, multiple American Music Award and Dove Award winners MercyMe have sold more than nine million units in CD, single and DVD sales, garnered 27 No. 1 multi-format Christian radio singles and four consecutive mainstream radio hits with “I Can Only Imagine,” (No. 4 AC/Top 25 on Top 40/Hot AC), “Here With Me” (No. 4 AC), “Homesick” (Top 10 AC) and “So Long Self.” Their radio success has continued with recent singles “Flawless” (No. 1 for 15 weeks) and “Greater” (No. 1 for 16 weeks), landing them the Top Christian Airplay Artist spot on Billboard’s 2015 Year End charts. MercyMe made history in 2014 as “I Can Only Imagine” surpassed two million digital downloads, making it the first song in Christian music to go platinum and double-platinum in the digital domain. In 2009, Billboard named MercyMe’s “Word Of God Speak” the No. 1 Song of The Decade and the group the No. 1 Artist of the Decade in both the Christian Songs and Christian AC Songs categories, recognizing them as one of the industry’s most notable talents. They have sold out venues throughout the US and Canada, including Radio City Music Hall, and have appeared on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, FOX New Channel’s FOX & Friends, CNN, ABC News and in the pages of Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, USA Today and more. Their latest project MercyMe, It’s Christmas! (2015) debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Holiday Albums chart and became an instant Christmas classic. MercyMe’s eighth studio album, Welcome To The New, garnered two GRAMMY® nods, four radio hits and continues to be a top selling title. LIFER will be available this Friday, March 31. For more information, visit www.mercyme.org.
ABOUT JEREMY CAMP
Capitol CMG artist Jeremy Camp has established himself with landmark accolades throughout his praised career. Camp has sold more than 4.5 million albums including four RIAA Gold-certified albums, a RIAA Multi-Platinum long-form video and a Gold-certified digital single ("There Will Be A Day"). At radio, Camp is recognized as a staple artist with 37 No. 1 radio hits across all formats spending more than 175 weeks at No. 1 at radio in his career. His awards and nominations comprise of a GRAMMY® nominated project, three American Music Award nominations, four ASCAP Songwriter of the Year awards, an ASCAP Song of the Year award and five GMA Dove Awards including two wins for Male Vocalist of the Year and a New Artist of the Year award. Camp was named in Billboard’s Christian Artist of the Decade chart (No. 2) as well as five songs listed in the Top 50 Billboard Christian Songs of the Decade. Adding author to his name, Camp penned his first book and autobiography “I Still Believe” in 2013 (Tyndale). In 2013, Camp founded Speaking Louder Ministries, which provides free crusade-style events and comes alongside local churches or missionaries in the countries where the Gospel needs to be heard. Locations of Speaking Louder Ministries’ trips so far include: Ukraine, Japan, Guatemala and Kyrgyzstan. His latest, I Will Follow (2015) is available now. For more information, visit www.JeremyCamp.com.
ABOUT NATALIE GRANT
Six-time Grammy nominated Natalie Grant is known for her powerful and soaring vocals, heart-gripping lyrics and passionate performances, and has remained one of the top-selling Christian & Gospel artists since her 2005 breakout RIAA Gold certified album, Awaken. She has since gone on to have over 3.5 million in career sales. The Gospel Music Association has named her Female Vocalist of the Year five times and she has had multiple No. 1s on the Billboard chart, including the current hit, “King of the World.” Beyond her music career, Natalie has been an outspoken advocate for victims of human trafficking since 2005. She co-founded Hope for Justice International, which identifies and rescues victims of trafficking and then provides them with complete restorative care. The organization now has six offices spanning four countries and three continents. Though she is a Seattle native, Natalie makes her home in Nashville with her husband, producer/songwriter Bernie Herms, and their three children: twins Grace and Bella, and their youngest, Sadie. For more information, visit www.NatalieGrant.com.
ABOUT MEREDITH ANDREWS
Word Worship recording artist Meredith Andrews is passionate about writing and leading songs that keep people's hearts and minds set on Jesus. Over the course of her three Word Worship albums, the Dove Award-winning artist has been using her musical gifts, love for God, and her huge heart for His people – to teach and remind us all about the enormity of our awesome and loving Savior. Andrews focuses on creating music that lifts the body of Christ to a closer relationship with the Lord. On a regular basis, Andrews leads worship at major women’s and worship leader conferences across the U.S., and has toured with Matt Maher, Natalie Grant, Big Daddy Weave, Vertical Church, Phil Wickham, and Michael W. Smith, among others. Andrews is married to Jacob and has three children: Maverick, Remy and Frankie. For more information, please visit MeredithAndrews.com.
ABOUT JIMI CRAVITY
In his early twenties, Jimi signed his first publishing deal, with Bu Vision/Universal Music Publishing Group. Soon thereafter, his music made its way into the hands of artists like Ludacris and Usher. It was when he created his own project, a self-titled EP, that he began to solidify his own identity as an artist. The EP was followed by a second project after catching the attention of several music industry heavy-hitters, including acclaimed producer, Sham, whose credits include Rihanna, Kanye West and JayZ, among others.
Cravity had found a home at Passion City Church in Atlanta, pastored by Louie and Shelley Giglio. Inspired by their leadership, he served on the production team – hauling gear, cables and equipment – with no mention of his songwriting abilities or artist career. Eventually he began to lead worship there and has since been featured at Passion Conferences, the annual student gatherings led by Louie and Shelley Giglio. Jimi’s single, “Surrender,” made its way onto Passion’s 2016 worship album, Salvation’s Tide is Rising. In time, he was signed to Capitol Christian Music Group joint venture label sixstepsrecords, joining label mates Crowder, Matt Redman, and Passion. His debut EP from sixstepsrecords, Heaven, is available now. For more information, visit www.jimicravity.com.
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