On Thursday, Oct. 23, Building 429, a premier Christian music group, is bringing its We Won’t Be Shaken tour to the Warsaw Performing Arts Center. Supporting the group will be Love & the Outcome and Cadence.
For the last few years, Building 429 has been positioning themselves as one of the best acts in the Christian music scene. “Where I Belong,” the single from the group’s 2011 album, Listen to the Sound, was crowned Billboard’s number one Christian song of 2012. Building 429 released their latest record, We Won’t Be Shaken, in May of last year.
“When asked what we were trying to achieve with this record, we thought back to a plaque on our manager’s desk,” says frontman Jason Roy in a statement on the band’s website. “‘What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?’ We felt like that was the perfect mantra of this record.”
“We know who we are better than ever before,” continues drummer Michael Anderson. “Who we are as men, who we are as husbands, who we are as Christ followers and that just pours into the music.”
While the event promises to be a night filled with clean, quality entertainment, it will also support a greater cause. The show is a fund and awareness raiser for Allowing Christ to Shine.
“We’re a nonprofit started in 2011, and we’re based out of Warsaw,” says Clark Shepherd, founder of ACTS and the shows organizer. Shepherd says ACTS provides much needed support to Haiti. His organization has founded two schools and an orphanage in Haiti and also provides other outreach, such as clothing and food.
“It’s great that we can bring these things to the community,” Shepherd says. ACTS is raising money to send 155,520 meals, provided by Feed My Starving Children, to Haiti. Shepherd says shipping costs are $10,000.
This may seem like a lot, but it’s merely 6 cents per meal. “To raise the money, we are asking for 1,000 people to donate $10,” says Shepherd. Donations can be made at allowingchirsttoshine.org or by mailing a check to PO Box 841, Warsaw, IN 46581 – write FMSC in the comment or memo line.
“This concert will help,” says Shepherd. “It’s overwhelming the support we get.”
Tickets for the concert are $25 for VIP, $20 for main floor seats and $10 for balcony seats. Groups of five or more get a $3 per ticket discount. VIP tickets include early entry, a meet and greet with the band and a photo opportunity.
Doors open for VIP ticket holders at 4:45 p.m., VIP experience begins at 5 p.m. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. Visit allowingchirsttoshine.org to purchase tickets.