Finding Favour will perform Dec. 16 in Alton.
ALTON — Main Street UMC’s Team Honduras announces it will bring national Christian recording artists Finding Favour to town on Wednesday, Dec. 16, for their City Night Tour Christmas Concert with special guests, Bonray.
“We are so very excited to bring a concert and artists of this magnitude to our community,” Team Leader Greg Gelzinnis. “Finding Favour was just in Brazil a week ago and performed to an audience of over 40,000 people.”
Finding Favour was personally discovered by Gotee Records founder and CCM icon Toby Mac. The group released its first full album, “Reborn,” on June 23 and the first single, “Cast My Cares,” is the group’s fastest-rising song to date, charting in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Hot AC/CHR Chart. Finding Favour was formed in 2005 in Vidalia, Ga., and consists of band members Blake NeeSmith (vocals), Allen Dukes (guitar), Dustin Daniels (bass guitar) and Josh Duckworth (drums).
The concert will begin at 7 p.m. at Heartland Baptist Church. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
“We were very pleased when Greg and the Honduras Mission Team contacted us about hosting this concert,” Family Ministry Pastor Tim Weirauch said. “Several years ago we successfully partnered with the Mission Team when they brought Mark Schultz to town. It was a winner for us, and the type of collaboration that Heartland wants to have in the community.”
Finding Favour’s special guests are the new group, Bonray. The group consists of three brothers (Zac, Jesse, Jake) and their sister (Morgan) Bonner. They have recently been signed by Provident Records (Casting Crowns, Matt Maher, Third Day) and have been working with Scotty Wilbanks of Third Day on their newest EP. Scotty has worked with various artists such as Colton Dixon, Clay Aiken, Newsong and NEEDTOBREATHE.
“Bonray’s heart is their relationship with Jesus,” Gelzinnis said. “He is the inspiration of their lives and music and they find joy in giving it all back to Him. Bonray says their interests are God, jamming, surfing, and hanging out with their audience, and we are so excited to introduce them to the faith community of the Greater Alton area.”
Tickets can be purchased at the Main Street UMC church office, Family Christian Store at Alton Square, and online at www.riverbender.com/shopping. General admission seating is $10 per person, groups of 10 or more are only $8 per person, and a limited VIP/Meet-n-Greet package is available for $20 per person. The Meet-n-Greet package is only available online. The team hopes many youth groups will attend and enjoy the concert as a Christmas outing.
For information, call Gelzinnis at (618) 550-9291.