December 3, 2012
I'm so excited that Christmas time is here! It really is my favorite time of year. Nothing helps me get in the holiday spirit more than some good Christmas music. This year, KLOVE is presenting the Acoustic Christmas Tour sponsored by World Vision's Survive to Five, Grand Canyon University, and 25 Entertainment.
The tour features Grammy nominee Sanctus Real, Sidewalk Prophets, and Dara Maclean.
I had a chance to speak with Dara Maclean after their opening night in Oklahoma City, OK.
"When people are coming to an evening on the Acoustic Christmas tour they’re going to experience a really intimate set," said Maclean. "I’m doing a three piece jazz set, and then Sidewalk Prophets does more than that, but it’s more of a stripped down version. For me, just the evening in itself is so intimate. It’s Christmas music, and when you’re with people who are so sweet and supportive, it’s kind of like you are with family."
As part of the Acoustic Christmas Tour, KLOVE is also partnering with World Vision's Survive to Five program with a goal of sponsoring 600 children between the ages newborn to five. As a mom in America, it's hard to imagine my preschoolers facing death due to malnutrition, malaria, and other preventable diseases, but for many mothers in countries around the world, this fear is a reality. World Vision's Survive to Five program seeks to combat these preventable deaths through child sponsorship. I can't think of a better way to celebrate the Christmas season than to bring hope and help to a child on the other side of the world.
The tour promises to provide a great evening of entertainment that is safe for the whole family.
“Christmas is our favorite time of year. Celebrating the birth of Christ through song and stories always gets us
excited, and getting to tour the country and do just that make it the most wonderful time of year for certain. We are honored to team up with our family at 25 Entertainment and our dear friends at K-LOVE to pour out our hearts alongside the awesomeness that is Sanctus Real and our good friend Dara Maclean. It is going to be a fun and worshipful time, and we are counting down the days until Christmas time is here,” says Dave Frey of Sidewalk Prophets.
The Acoustic Christmas Tour provides the audience a chance for an intimate evening of Christmas music and worship. They'll be travelling to fifteen locations across the country.
Acoustic Christmas Tour Dates:
November 29, 2012 Oklahoma City, OK First Church of the Nazarene
November 30, 2012 Amarillo, TX Church at Quail Creek
December 1, 2012 Albuquerque, NM Eastern Hills Baptist Church
December 2 , 2012 Denver, CO West Bowles Community Church
December 4, 2012 Bozeman, MT Journey Church
December 5, 2012 Pasco, WA Faith Assembly Pasco
December 6, 2012 Bend, OR Christian Life Center
December 7, 2012 Portland, OR New Hope Community Church
December 8, 2012 Sacramento, CA Warehouse Ministries
December 9, 2012 Fresno, CA Warnors Theatre
December 10, 2012 Reno, NV Sparks Christian Fellowship
December 12, 2012 San Diego, CA Skyline Church
December 13, 2012 Phoenix, AZ Grand Canyon University
December 15, 2012 Midland, TX Mid Cities Community Church
December 16, 2012 San Antonio, TX Oak Hills Church
Tickets are on sale now. Tour sponsors include: K-LOVE, World Vision’s Survive to Five, Grand Canyon
University and 25 Entertainment. For more information on K- LOVE and 25 Entertainment’s Acoustic
Christmas Tour, please visit: www.acousticchristmastour.com or check them out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AcousticChristmasTour.
**Come back tomorrow for my interview with Dove Award Nominee, Dara Maclean. **