Free summer concert series

Concerts begin at 7 p.m. in the Tabernacle. Come early and grab a light dinner or ice cream in the Snack Barn from 5 to 7 p.m., or join us for our weekly smorgasbords in Hilltop Dining Hall at 5:30 p.m. The Snack Barn will reopen for one hour after the concert.

SUMMER 2015

June 27: Sacandaga summer staff

sac staff stickyThe 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, Montgomery and Saratoga counties. 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 4: The Balos Family

balos loresNEW TO SAC! The Balos Family, one of America’s finest bluegrass groups, began its musical adventure when two of the children, Bonnie and Jimmy, began taking violin lessons. It didn’t take long before everyone was playing a musical instrument. The family booked its first concert in March 2002 and decided to continue singing together, walking through the doors God opened. In 2003, the family produced its first CD, “Precious Memories.” It has since recorded five projects with the Easter Brothers on the Life Line Records label. Its mission is to be an encouragement to believers and a witness to the lost. Listen.

July 11: Michael Boggs

boggs loresMichael Boggs knew how to play three songs on his guitar when he was asked to fill in as a worship leader for his college’s chapel service. It wasn’t long before his growing talent was noticed by the band FFH, which brought him in as a guitarist. His songs have been recorded by Alison Krauss, Diamond Rio, Big Daddy Weave, Matt Maher, Anthony Evans and Jason Crabb and have won multiple Dove awards, and Boggs has been honored with CCM’s Songwriter of the Year award. His current album is “More Like A Lion.” He says through songs that heal, convict and speak love and bravery directly into people’s hearts, God is using him to minister every day, and to lead others on their own surprising journeys of faith. Listen.

July 18: This Hope

thishope loresThis Hope, a unique gospel quintet, began in the small town of Soldotna, south-central Alaska. In June 1996, after a year of prayer and planning, the five founding members felt God leading them to full-time ministry, first in a year-long Alaskan tour, then in the lower 48 states. They settled in Atlanta in 1997. They sing a unique blend of a capella and accompanied music with intricate harmony and a fun style. Their mission is to direct people to the person of Jesus Christ. Listen.

July 25: Ginny Owens

owens loresNEW TO SAC! Ginny Owens is a three-time Dove Award winner in a career that has spanned fifteen years, seven studio recordings and a million records in sales. Born and raised in Jackson, Miss., she discovered melodies on the piano before she could complete a sentence. As her vision began to leave her eyes — a degenerative eye condition left her blind by age 3 — songs began to emerge from her fingertips. Her unique musical style and inspirational lyrics have transcended genre definition, endearing her to Christian and mainstream listeners alike to afford her audiences at the White House, the Sundance Film Festival, Lilith Fair and the 60th Annual National Day of Prayer in Washington, D.C. Listen.

Aug. 1: Captivating Keyboards

captivating loresAlan C Tripp and Scott J Griffin, the duo known as Captivating Keyboards, began playing  together in 2007, and were later invited to perform at the Instituto de Bellas Artes of Chihuahua, Mexico, Bill Gaither’s Fall Family Festival in Indiana, the Maranatha Bible Conference in Michigan and the Crystal Cathedral in California. In 2013 they began pursuing concerts full-time performing as Captivating Keyboards under their nonprofit Get Out Of Your Boat Ministries. They enjoy blessing their audiences with unique musical arrangements, creatively combined into entertaining presentations. Listen.

Aug. 8: Jason Gray

jasongray lores Jason Gray, a singer and guitarist who is never afraid to look inward for inspiration and ready to analyze the world around him, says he is called to create music that makes a difference, and he continues to share that gift with passion and conviction. His songs are personal yet universal. His latest album, “Love Will Have the Final Word”, speaks of decisiveness and closure. It’s a statement of confidence and determination. And it’s true: we live in the assurance that through all of our ups and downs, the ultimate victoryhas been won for us, and Love has spoken. It is, in the end, an album that meets us where we are, gently points us to the redeeming power of love, and spurs us on to share it. Listen.

Aug. 15: Triumphant

triumphant loresNEW TO SAC! Triumphant, a gospel quartet has stood for Christian integrity, family values, friendship and dedication since its start in 2003, when four friends first walked out on to the stage of the Louise Mandrell Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., as a headlining talent. Their smooth harmonies, and rich quartet sound quickly gained them national attention, recognition and concert demand. Gospel music fans agree that the sound is distinctive, solid quartet singing. But Triumphant excels in diversity, and also expands their musical borders to a wide variety of styles, that is enjoyed by church audiences and music lovers.  Audiences will find themselves encouraged and uplifted and will walk away having had the gospel message presented  in a powerful way. Listen.

Sept. 5: 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. Listen.