Worship in the Round Tour to share Potter Center stage Oct. 8
August 29, 2017
Potter Center at Jackson College will welcome the Worship in the Round Tour at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8. Don’t miss this special night of worship as Building 429, Josh Wilson and Chris August perform together on stage.
Building 429 is best known for their song “Where I Belong,” which spent 15 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Christian music chart. Through their songs and their high energy live shows, Grammy-nominated Building 429 has been touted throughout their 15-year career as “authentic and amazing – uplifting and unforgettable,” along with being “truly focused on bringing glory to God.” Since the release of their debut album in 2000, Jason Roy (vocals), Michael Anderson (drums), Jesse Garcia (guitars), and Aaron Branch (bass) have tirelessly and passionately exhorted the faith community with popular battle cries such as “Where I Belong” and “We Won’t Be Shaken.” Now, Building 429 is sure to continue keeping fans on their feet and singing their hearts out with a new collection of songs. Their aptly titled album “Unashamed,” is full of artful anthem-like choruses complemented by engaging power-pop melodies, paired with raw, honest lyrics.
Building 429 also received recognition with a Grammy nomination in 2013 for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album (“We Won’t Be Shaken”), a KLOVE Fan Awards nomination in 2014 for Best Group or Duo of the Year, Billboard’s 2012 Christian Songs Artist of the Year and Christian AC Songs Artist of the Year.
Josh Wilson is best-known for his hit songs “That Was Then, This is Now,” “Savior, Please” and “Before the Morning.” From Lubbock, Texas, he’s loved music since childhood. He went to Nashville to continue his musical training, and in 2010 released his self-titled album, followed in 2011 by the album “See You.” A guy with chart-topping hits, an industry award for Songwriter/Artist of the Year, and critical recognition as “the future of Christian pop”— all well before age 30 — should be walking around feeling lighter than air, right? A strong faith and a healthy marriage are even higher in that mix. So no one was more surprised than Josh Wilson when he had a serious panic attack last year. The melodious storyteller managed to reconcile these unexpected shades of emotion with his long held beliefs has come to define Wilson’s intentionally joyful, duly heart-touching album, “Carry Me.”
With songs like “Restore,” “7X70,” “Center Of It” and “The Maker” (2015), Chris August creates music that expresses his love for Jesus and his desire to share faith with the world through his songs and testimony. The soulful singer-songwriter who cites influences from Stevie Wonder to Boyz II Men speaks the truth and pours himself into his music, without taking himself too seriously. This equilibrium is evident on the award-winning artist’s new record, “The Upside of Down.” The lead single, “Center Of It,” points to God’s promise to be with His people in the midst of the highs and lows of our lives.
“The Upside of Down” isn’t August’s first break into the music industry. His Fervent Records debut, 2010’s “No Far Away,” cemented his name in the Christian music world and earned the Texas native the coveted titles of “New Artist of the Year,” “Male Vocalist of the Year” and “Pop Contemporary Album of the Year” at the 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards. That record also spawned the massively popular radio single “Starry Night,” which held the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Christian/AC chart for six consecutive weeks.
Tickets for the Worship in the Round Tour are $35, $25 and $20, and may be purchased by calling or stopping by the Potter Center Box Office, 517.796.8600, or online at www.jccmi.edu/pottercenter.