Some of the Christian music industry’s top inspirational acts will take the stage this year at the Old Glory Amphitheatre at Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka, including:
- Casting Crowns: June 15 – This contemporary Christian band has sold more than 5 million records, and is set to release its ninth album The Acoustic Sessions: Volume One, in late January. Casting Crowns began as a student worship band in Daytona, FL, in 1999 led by singer, songwriter and youth pastor Mike Hall. It has become one of the Christian music industry’s top groups. With numerous awards to its credit including Grammy, Dove and CCM Readers’ Choice the group currently is nominated for three 2013 Grammy Awards.
- Matthew West and Building 429: July 27 – Hailing from Illinois, singer and songwriter Matthew West released his first album Happy in 2003 which resulted in a Dove Award and a hit single "More." This contemporary Christian artist released four more albums including his most recent, "Into The Light," in September 2012 and has topped the charts with hit singles including "You Are Everything" and "The Motions." The Gospel Music Association 2005 New Artist of the Year, Building 429 took its name from Ephesians 4:29 which reads “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” The Christian rock band lives the scripture through its uplifting music which has produced hit singles including "Glory Defined," "Above it All," "No One Else Knows," "Listen to the Sound" and "Where I Belong."
- Tenth Avenue North: August 11 – Two-time Dove Award winning Christian rock band Tenth Avenue North has had its share of time on the music charts with singles including "By Your Side," "Strong Enough To Save," "You are More" and "Losing." The band, named New Artist of the Year in 2009, released its third album, The Struggle, in August 2012 which debuted at No.1 on Billboard’s Christian and Rock Album charts.
Tickets for the Christian concerts go on sale March 29. Reserved seating tickets are required for all concerts, and are available at the Palace Theater Box Office in advance or day-of-show for an additional fee. Advance Reserved Seating Tickets and Preferred Seating Tickets can also be purchased online.