It’s not every semester that a major Christian artist books a stop on their tour at Messiah. However, Crowder is coming to campus on Thursday as part of the American Prodigal Tour. The event will take place in Brubaker and will double as the SAB fall concert, with Jimi Cravity and The Young Escape as the openers for the show.
“I think Messiah being a part of the tour is really cool. We haven’t done that in a few years,” SAB Concerts Executive Seth Weber says.
The opportunity arose when the artist reached out about using Messiah as a venue for one of the tour stops. SAB is not paying them to come, which is not how SAB Concerts usually work. That means that SAB can use all of their concert budget for the spring concert.
“I hope that having such a big artist and a great turnout gets people excited about Messiah concerts and that the excitement from this concert carries to the spring,” Weber says.
According to the SAB website, the purpose of SAB Concerts is to “bring artists to campus chosen for their relevancy in today’s pop culture, critical acclamation, and lyrical quality…SAB aims to provide excellent music as well as a unique experience that creates an atmosphere of excitement before, during, and after the performances.”
Students are also excited about the opportunity. Junior marketing major Sara Mammano says, “I’m super excited for Crowder—it’s going to be such a fun way to worship with my friends and classmates. It’s really cool to have such a big name in Christian music come to campus and lead us in worship!”
Tickets on the artist’s website are sold out for the public, however students can still purchase tickets from the ticket office in Eisenhower up to and on the day of the concert. The doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the show begins at 7:00 p.m.
You can listen to Crowder’s music here.