Free summer concert series

Concerts are held Saturdays at 7 p.m. in the Tabernacle. Before the concert, join other guests at the Hilltop Dining Hall for a themed dinner smorgasbord at 5:30 p.m., and enjoy ice cream and other snacks afterward at the Snack Barn. Concerts are free, but an offering is taken.

JUNE 29: Sacandaga Bible Conference summer staff

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The Sacandaga Bible Conference summer staff is made up of about three dozen teens and young adults from all across the East Coast, with many from right here in Fulton County. During the week, they’re counselors, maintenance workers, lifeguards, kitchen staffers and other employees, but for the first Saturday of summer, they come together in one voice of praise. Worship along with them, and hear some of their stories as they begin a summer of ministering to our families and young people.

JULY 6: The Needhams

needhams new stickyThe Needhams have toured since 1997 sharing the Gospel with their own unique sound, offering a broad spectrum of music with original songwriting and unique arrangements of familiar, beloved tunes. Every song, ranging from acoustic to progressive, is crafted with the common basis of pure family harmony and lyrics grounded in the Word of God. Continuing a 15-year tradition of heartfelt music, The Needhams have released a new CD, Be the One, which features nine original songs and the fan favorite a-capella, “Total Praise.” A rich history of family harmony and their personal faith in Jesus Christ have brought The Needhams to where they are today. Ultimately, it is their goal to glorify God, encourage fellow believers, and share the Gospel.

JULY 13: Jason Gray

jason gray stickyA singer and guitarist who is never afraid to look inward for inspiration and ready to analyze the world around him, Jason Gray says he is called to create music that makes a difference, and he continues to share that gift with passion and conviction on his new album. On his latest Centricity Music album, A Way To See In The Dark, Gray once again exercises his gift for channeling complex emotions and bold truths into songs that resonate strongly with his audience. His songs are personal yet universal. Who among us hasn’t struggled with fear and wrestled with identity? Who hasn’t exhaled in exasperation and breathed the name of God? Gray captures these vulnerable moments in such songs as “No Thief Like Fear,” “Remind Me Who I Am” and “The Sound Of Our Breathing.”

JULY 20: The Lindsey Family

lindsey family stickyMusic started in the Lindsey Family home long before any of the children came along. Alan “Skip” Lindsey has been playing guitar, singing, rallying group songs around campfires, and leading worship in churches for more than 20 years. His wife, Tammy, complements his talent with vocals — and keeps providing more upcoming talent! They say their music brings back the good ol’ days when families prayed together and played together. When Jared, the first of the children, was only four years old, he started playing guitar and singing, next came Ben on the fiddle, then Caleb on the mandolin … and so began a long line of musicians and singers.

JULY 27: The Ball Brothers

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AUG. 3: The Taylors

taylors stickyThe Taylors are a family group from the heart of North Carolina.  Jonathan, Suzanne, and Christopher are dedicated to stirring up the faith of the Christian community, as well as reaching others with the good news of Jesus Christ through Gospel music. The Taylors are currently performing around 200 dates a year across the United States, including several mission-oriented trips abroad. Since their formation in 2006, God has allowed them to see more than 4,500 decisions for Christ. Growing up in a Christian home has reinforced their faith and values and has created in each of them a strong desire to proclaim their salvation through the ministry of music. God is at the center of The Taylors’ ministry and at the center of their hearts. To Him be all the glory!

AUG. 10: The Scott & Alan Show

scott alan stickyScott Griffin and Alan Tripp began playing duo concerts together in 2007 after playing at Moody Bible Institutes Founder’s Week. From 2010-12, they were invited to perform at the Instituto de Bellas Artes of Chihuahua, Mexico, at Bill Gaither’s Fall Family Festival in Indiana, at the Maranatha Bible Conference in Michigan, at both Word of Life campuses in New York and Florida and the Crystal Cathedral in California, in addition to many concerts in the Chicago area where they live. They enjoy blessing their audiences with unique musical arrangements, creatively combined into entertaining presentations. They see the sky as the limit and want to serve the Lord in everything.

AUG. 17: Mitch McVicker

new mitch mcvicker stickyMitch McVicker has been giving concerts and recording albums for 15 years.  His 1,300 concerts and nine albums have taken him to 49 states and 12 countries. His latest album, Underneath, explores the earthy, practical truths and the mysterious beauty of the Kingdom of God. After growing up in Kansas, he began working with the late, great Rich Mullins. The two of them performed concerts, wrote songs, and were roommates in New Mexico. McVicker was then in the car wreck that killed Mullins. Shortly after Mullins’ death, and while McVicker was still deep in recovery, the two of them won a Dove Award for song of the year, for their writing of “My Deliverer”.