SIX FLAGS ST. LOUIS ANNOUNCES 2013 CHRISTIAN CONCERT LINEUP
Theme Park Hosts Casting Crowns, Matthew West, Building 429 and Tenth Avenue North
EUREKA, MO – January 15, 2013 – Six Flags St. Louis announces the lineup of Christian artists scheduled to perform at the park this season. Some of the Christian music industry’s top inspirational acts will take the stage at the Old Glory Amphitheatre including the following:
• Casting Crowns – June 15 – This contemporary Christian band has sold over 5 million records and is set to release their 9th album, The Acoustic Sessions: Volume One, in late January. Casting Crowns began as a student worship band in Daytona, Florida in 1999 led by singer, songwriter and youth pastor Mike Hall and has become one of the Christian music industry’s top groups.With numerous awards to their credit including GRAMMY, Dove and CCM Readers’ Choice the group is currently nominated for three 2013 GRAMMY Awards.
• Matthew West and Building 429 – July 27 – Hailing from Illinois, singer and songwriter Matthew West released his first album Happy in 2003 which resulted in a Dove Award and a hit single More. This contemporary Christian artist released four more albums including his most recent, Into The Light, in September 2012 and has topped the charts with hit singles including You Are Everything and The Motions.
The Gospel Music Association 2005 New Artist of the Year, Building 429 took its name from Ephesians 4:29 which reads “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” The Christian rock band lives the scripture through their uplifting music which has produced hit singles including Glory Defined, Above it All, No One Else Knows, Listen to the Sound and Where I Belong. Building 429 released their 7th album in 2011.
• Tenth Avenue North – August 10 – Two time Dove Award winning Christian rock band Tenth Avenue North has had their share of time on the music charts with singles including By Your Side, Strong Enough To Save, You are More and Losing. The band, named New Artist of the Year in 2009, released their third album, The Struggle, in August 2012 which debuted at No.1 on Billboard’s Christian and Rock Album charts.
Tickets for the Christian concerts go on sale March 29. Reserved Seating Tickets are required for all concerts and are available at the Palace Theater Box Office in advance or day-of show for an additional fee. Advance Reserved Seating Tickets and Preferred Seating Tickets can also be purchased online at www.sixflags.com.
Guests can enjoy these concerts, the New Boomerang rollercoaster coming late Spring and unlimited visits to Six Flags St. Louis and Hurricane Harbor all season long with a 2013 Season Pass which may be purchased online at www.sixflags.com.