Good News Music: Concerts

Read our blog and follow us on facebook, twitter, and youtube!

First "Real" Concert"

My first ever "real" music concert was "Los Lobos" (known for "La La Bamba" for a school field trip at a very prestigious concert hall in the Twin Cities), who got really famous after dedicating some songs from Ritchie Valens....

"Ritchie Valens (born Ricardo Steven Valenzuela, May 13, 1941 � February 3, 1959) was a pioneer of rock and roll and a forefather to the Latin Rock movement. His professional career lasted a period of only eight months, during which time he recorded some of the most influential songs of the 1950s rock and roll era. His best known song, "La Bamba," is one of the very first Latin Rock songs to become a hit[1] [2], making Valens the father of the Spanish rock and roll movement. On February 3, 1959, on what has become known as The Day the Music Died, Valens was killed in a small-plane crash in Iowa, a tragedy which also claimed the lives of fellow musicians Buddy Holly and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson."

Los Lobos - La Bamba

" Music video for "La Bamba" by Los Lobos."

Sonshine Festival 1999&2000 in Wilmar, Minnesota

I went to this annual music festival in Wilmar, MN at least two times now (99' and 00'). I can't remember my first year (99') because I didn't bring my camcorder. However, I brought it my second year...

Salvador Live Sonshine Fest Concert Willmar, MN 00' Part I of 3

Salvador's "David Dance" at Sonshine Music Festival 00' in Willmar, Minnesota
" 1 Samuel 18:7
As they danced, they sang: "Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands."
This is a beginning part of a "Salvador" concert I taped at a small stage in the annual "Sonshine Festival" in Wilmar, MN"
2 Samuel 6:14 (New International Version)
14 David, wearing a linen ephod, danced before the LORD with all his might,- "
Salvador Lord I Come Before You
""This is a concert at a small stage in the annual "Songhine Festival" in Wilmar, MN for the band Salvador before they got "BIG"... ""
*see Latino of Latin American Outreach

"When the spirit of the Lord moves upon my heart I will dance like David danced When the spirit of the Lord moves upon my heart I will dance like David danced
I will dance, I will dance I will dance, like David danced I will dance, I will dance I will dance, like David danced
Si el espiritu de Dios esta en mi corazon Yo danzo como David Si el espiritu de Dios esta en mi corazon Yo danzo como David
Oh Yo danzo, Yo danzo, Yo danzo como David Oh Yo danzo Yo danzo, Yo danzo Como David
Pongan se de pie a danzar Pongan se de pie (chant)"
-from Christian Lyrics Online

*see Bible

"Worlds Apart" by Jars of Clay at Sonshine Festival 00'

"Song Jars of Clay played after a memorable share on how big God is after a mission trip to China. This footage is from a music festival called Sonshine Festival in Wilmar, Minnesota back in the summer of 2000...

""Worlds Apart"

I am the only one to blame for this Somehow it all ends up the same Soaring on the wings of selfish pride I flew too high and like Icarus I collide With a world I try so hard to leave behind To rid myself of all but love to give and die
To turn away and not become Another nail to pierce the skin of one who loves more deeply than the oceans, more abundant than the tears Of a world embracing every heartache
Can I be the one to sacrifice Or grip the spear and watch the blood and water flow
To love you - take my world apart To need you - I am on my knees To love you - take my world apart To need you - broken on my knees
All said and done I stand alone Amongst remains of a life I should not own It takes all I am to believe In the mercy that covers me
Did you really have to die for me? All I am for all you are Because what I need and what I believe are worlds apart
I look beyond the empty cross forgetting what my life has cost and wipe away the crimson stains and dull the nails that still remain More and more I need you now, I owe you more each passing hour the battle between grace and pride I gave up not so long ago So steal my heart and take the pain and wash the feet and cleanse my pride take the selfish, take the weak, and all the things I cannot hide take the beauty, take my tears the sin-soaked heart and make it yours take my world all apart take it now, take it now and serve the ones that I despise speak the words I can't deny watch the world I used to love fall to dust and thrown away I look beyond the empty cross forgetting what my life has cost so wipe away the crimson stains and dull the nails that still remain so steal my heart and take the pain take the selfish, take the weak and all the things I cannot hide take the beauty, take my tears take my world apart, take my world apart I pray, I pray, I pray take my world apart "

...more on Passion


Psalm Fresh experience @ Sonshine Fest in Minnesota (Part 2 of 2)

" - This was a part of our experience at the Sonshine Festival in Willmar, Minnesota. After the fest, there was a tornado in the area and everyone in the building was evacuated to the main hall. See what we did to make the storm go away! "
*see Science: Weather, Natural Disasters, etc... & Music- Hip Hop

3rd Annual Friendship Fest 00' in Glenwood, Minnesota

Children 18 3 plays "White Christmas" at Friendship Fest 00'

"This is a video from years ago-back in 2000 during the "3rd Annual Friendship Fest" in Glenwood, Minnesota (35 minutes east of here-Morris, MN). They play "White Christmas" to cool the spectators at this summer outdoor event overlooking the beautiful Lake Minnewaska. Check out Children 18:3's (local punk-rock home church band with a newer genre of music and adding a female voice since 2000) newest latest CD (released 2/29/08) from Tooth & Nail Records"
*see more rock music-> Children 18:3
Hoxderthorne (see Resound Recording in Fergus Falls)
Hoxderthorne at Friendship Fest 00' in Glenwood Minnesota

"One of the featured bands at this 3rd annual event in Glenwood Minnesota. They played "Oh Well" (see original video on , a cover of a Fleetwood Mac (see Blues)"
*members included Al Pendergrass (drums), Tom Hoxie (bass guitar w/ "biggest arms" in Christian music), Erik Vigesaa (Jesse Thorstad). Also, here is some info on Veggie Tales). In the beginning of the video, a guy that wasn't part of the band was my long-time college buddy-Mark Haugen.

Guest Speaker:
Spencer (evangelist) on "Foundation" (salvation)

J.C.'s Place
JC's Place Dance Team at Friendship Fest in Glenwood, Minnesota

" Dance team made up of dancers from the surrounding area churches. They dance to praise and worship, such as Kirk Franklin's "Stomp" (from God's Property album)"
*see Gospel Music

Party in the Park 2000
(Eastside Park-Morris, Minnesota)

"Party in the Park" with Big Dog Small Fence
Big Dog Small Fence (ska band from Los Angeles, California) plays at an active venue in East Side Park-Morris, Minnesota.

"Big Dog Small Fence (ska band from Los Angeles, California) plays at an active venue in East Side Park-Morris, Minnesota.
Big Dog Small Fence

Pax 217

Related Sites:

Spencer Tiernan shares his testimony
Party in the Park 00' with a Testimony by Spencer Part I
Party in the Park 00' with a Testimony by Spencer Part II
*see Testimony of Former Atheist

Indigo Girls with UMM's Clayton A. Gay Hall Residential Advisor Staff 98' at the Fargo Civic Center

Indigo Girls sing Galileo

" Front row of free concert at the Pier in Santa Monica, California"

{Photo Gallery}

Coming up to Breathe Tour with Mercy Me, Audio Adrenaline, and Aaron Shust in Alexandria, MN

When? Friday, March 16th 2007 @7pm
Where? Lake Geneva Christian Center (directions)-Alexandria

For more information, check out Praise FM's Events Calender

It's Saturday, March 17th-Happy St Patrick's Day! Wow, it was an awesome concert last night-can I hear an Amen?! I woke up this morning a little past 9am after sleeping in from a long awesome night! Some friends (Paul & Angie-both from Morris, Bob-from Tintah & ?-from Cyrus, Tim-from Morris) I met at the concert decided (planned earlier too) to get together at Perkins (there was many others that went to the concert came over there to hangout too) from 11p-1am (We need a 24/7 hangout like this in Morris!). A cool "divine" meeting was a couple that drove all the way from Cottage Grove (suburb of St. Paul) to see A.A.'s last tour before they might possibly heading to Colorado. This couple we met while waiting (30-45 minute wait) for our table due to the big crowd happen to attend the church (Woodland Hills Church) I attend monthly when I visit my immediate family in St. Paul. Anyways, I wanted to reflect and share about this unique concert I went to with many friends from Morris and many others that I didn't know were coming. I was mentioning to a friend last night about the big family of Christ is so huge, which will be awesome on that day when we all go to Heaven-a huge big family reunion! The concert started at 7pm with a cool unique way! The MC had all of us first clap for our Heavenly Father, who was the main reason for all of us getting together last evening. The small clap became a huge clapping standing ovation for God-I really never did this at a concert before-I thought that was cool! I was also fascinated by the diverse audience (age, race, gender/sex, etc..) present at this concert becuase of the different genre of music represented in these various bands (Aaron Schuster-contemporary worship, Audio Adrenaline-rock, and Mercy Me-contemporary country/pop).

The concert venue was so pack that I had to stand on the isles close to the back. I have to be honest, I was kind of mad about how cram it was, but I kept praying for peace within me and others that might've felt the same. As Aaron started the concert, I thought he could've continue longer/forever with the worship songs he led all of us....

" My savior loves, my savior lives
My savior's always there for me
My God he was, My God he is
My God he's always gonna be"
-Aaron's Site

I recognized many of his songs that were played on Praise FM 101.5/103.9 FM, which I felt like I knew all the words!

The next band was Audio Adrenaline, which I grew-up (Christian years) listening to since 1996. It actually brought some memories of when I first came to Christ (see personal story) back in 1996 in Morris (45 minutes southwest of here). The one song that I was looking forward to hear live as "It's My Father's House"....

"It's a big, big house, with lots and lots of room.
It's a big, big table, with lots and lots of food.
A big, big yard, where we can play football. E
A big, big house, it's my Father's house..."
- Guitar Chords by: Audio Adrenaline Chords for song: Big House

Sadly to say, this was A.A.'s last tour, which it was a privilege to be in their last run! They promoted their ministry in Haiti, which they invited anyone planning on going on a mission trip here to visit their Hands and Feet Project. It is ministry for orphans.

Goodbye by Audio Adrenaline

"Audio Adrenaline perform "Goodbye" on Friday, March 16th, 2007 in Alexandria, MN"

(Photo Gallery}

The last "main headliner band" was "Mercy Me"! I first heard of this group through a local country radio (KMRS/KKOK) station in Morris. The song that made them famous and still is "I Can Only Imagine" (see story on cancer, which inspired the group)....
"I can only imagine"

"Mercy Me perform "I can only imagine" on Friday, March 16th, 2007 in Alexandria, MN. "

They sang this song towards the end, which was built up through some other popular songs and a couple of audience led worship songs (e.g. Come Lord Jesus Come). The lead singer started to share about Holy Spirit, which He encouraged many of us to invite in to reign (e.g. like rain, which they had a picture showing this in their interactive screen) on us! They would use some special effects using colorful graffiti blowing from the top of the front stage to the audience. I'm guessing this was representing rain. Another challenge that he shared was that Christians that go to church on Sundays should be growing and changing each time. We need to show others His light through our way of life.

-Other Feedback

" I enjoyed the concert. I have only been to a concert like that a couple of times in my life. I especially enjoyed the worship songs. (wife) and I commented how great it would be to get together with christians and worship in a setting like that. My problem is that I did not know many of the words. Just a couple of the more popular songs. Like they said "it is easy to get warm-fuzzys" at a setting like that.

I even more enjoy songs that are simple and easy to pick up the words so I can participate rather that just listen. Seems many of the worship songs now-a-days seem to be more geared toward entertainment rather than participation. I'm Kind of old fashioned I guess.

Good to hear from you Sal. Thanks for the note. Bless you."-Anonymous

....more on Praise & Worship Music Homepage

X2005 Tour at Destiny Center in Ashby, Minnesota

I went with Cory to a "all night" youth lock-in concert that had X2005 Tour stopping over at Ashby's Destiny Center.

Falling Up ends with a worship song, "Come Lord Jesus Come", which you can see the stong "presence" of the Holy Spirit in the youth (some of the hands up during the song from the back).

Firestarters from Perham, Minnesota in St. Paul on Saturday, June 7th of 2008

I've been to more than a several concerts in various places (Morris-twice, Alexandria, Perham, and St. Paul)...

The pictures above were taken at Arlington Hills Lutheran Church in St. Paul's East Side. It was part of a long afternoon to evening "Creative Arts Festival" (see ministry). My relatives (Uncle and Aunt) were visiting from the Philippines, which they seem open to this concert. They enjoyed most of all when my mom started to dance!

Choir Concerts

I used to sing with my classmates back in Elementary School in various types of concerts. I remember going to the local senior citizen apartments next to my parent's home in St. Paul to go singing. We had a concert during one of the holidays. It was cold outside, but hot inside as my classmates and I packed into this small lobby area to sing for the elderly adults. It was so hot that one of my classmates passed out from the bleachers, which scared all of us-some laughed too!

I started going to more choir concerts after going to UMM because I wanted to support the people I knew that were invovled in them.

Herman (UMM Int'l Student from Ivory Coast) poses with the piano after his choir concert on Sunday of October 2nd (?)

Other Concerts I've been to:

  • Newsboys

  • I went to a concert at the Fargo Dome in Fargo, North Dakota back sometime around 1999-2000. I will always remember the drum solo (see video)
    "NewsBoys-Entertaining Angels"

    Related Sites:
  • Entertaining Angels
  • He Reigns, from
  • Shine, from you
  • Take Me To Your Leader, form
  • Rebecca Ast. James at Lake Geneva Christian Center in Alexandria, Minnesota

  • Related Sites:

    Thank you for visiting GoodnewsEverybody! Please feel free to e-mail me (Sal) at on any comments, suggestions (e.g. any new websites),complaints, or anytype of feedback to improve this website.

    Subscribe to goodnewseverybodycom

    Powered by

    *"...Seek and You'll Find..."- Matthew 7:7

    Return to Goodnews Everybody: Music Homepage