Pensacola NAS Plans Free Concert: FFH, Big Daddy Weave
July 14, 2010
There will be a free Christian concert open to the public Friday afternoon on Pensacola Naval Air Station.
The “Stir It Up” Contemporary Christian Concert will feature Big Daddy Weave, FFH and Meridith Andrews. It will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Friday aboard Pensacola NAS on the PortsideLawn at Saufley Street and East Avenue. Gates will open at 4:30 p.m.
Groups arriving via buses are welcome. For driving instructions and bus parking, contact Liv Tande at (850) 452-8285or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
No ticket is required for the free concert. Food and beverages will be available. Chairs and blankets are welcome. For more information, click here.
The following artist biographies were provided by Morale, Welfare & Recreation at Pensacola NAS:
Big Daddy Weave entered the studio for the fifth time in their decade long career with a singular mission – to create a collection of songs that might somehow communicate the word placed on their hearts to the hearts of those who hear it. It might have been easier to simply try to recreate the success of their previous hit songs, such as “Every Time I Breathe” or “Audience of One.” Instead, the band set out to craft the most ambitious and varied album of their career by doing what they’ve been doing all along – refusing to compromise while stretching the artistic boundaries of what a Big Daddy Weave record is supposed to sound like.
FFH was originally formed by Jeromy Deibler and Brian Smith in 1991, soon settling into its final configuration when Michael Boggs and Jennifer Deibler, Jeromy’s new bride, joined the band. Working independently, FFH produced and released six albums, while maintaining a productive touring schedule. But when its radio single cracked the Top 20 at Christian Adult Contemporary radio, eventually moving on to become the highest charting single by an independent artist in CCM history, major labels started taking notice. Essential Records signed the band, and multiple No.1 radio hits, Dove Award nominations, and approximately 2 million career album sales followed, giving rise to the ‘overnight success’ myth.
Meredith Andrews has seen the impact music can have on people’s lives, but it’s not her agenda she wants to share. Her songs are laced with scripture because of her passion for sharing the word of God. “I never want to write songs just to write songs. I always want them to be about conveying the heart of God to people, whether they are people who walk with the Lord or people who don’t walk with the Lord,” she says. “I think the best way to do that is to do it through His word. I always want my songs to be infused with the word of God because if it’s my words, it’s null and void. What do I have to say to people that is going to change their lives? Nothing! But if it comes from the Lord, it’s that’s what’s going to change them.”