By Michelle Colesanti
Tickets are now on sale for national recording Christian band Unspoken when they perform at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church at 604 N. Valrico Rd. in Valrico on Friday, September 9. The concert will also feature opening artist Cole Jennette.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. Unspoken has had two top-five singles on the Christian music charts and is an up-and-coming group in the Christian music industry. They recently released a new album titled Follow Through, and this concert is your chance to hear favorites and brand new music.
Rector, Fr. Douglas Scharf said, “Hosting this concert is a great opportunity for people in our community to hear some really good music with a positive, encouraging message by a well known Christian band. Usually bands of this caliber only play in larger venues, so this concert will be a unique experience, and Holy Innocents’ is extremely excited to be able to host this event.”
Unspoken first came together after leader singer Chad Mattson met guitarist Mike Gomez on a mission trip in the Dominican Republic. Mattson had been struggling with drug and alcohol addiction for years, and decided to go on a mission trip to re-build his relationship with God. It was there in the Dominican Republic where Mattson’s eyes were opened and he came to know Christ in a powerful way.
Mattson reflected on this season of growth on the group’s web page, “The more you work on something and devote yourself to a craft, I think the better you become at it, especially as you are surrounding yourself with people who are good at it.”
Jennette is a local Christian music recording artist who has recorded an album in Nashville, and currently serves as worship leader at Riverside Church in Ft. Myers.
The proceeds will be split between Soldiers for Faith (www.soldiersforfaith.com) and Holy Innocents’, where the proceeds will go toward the mission and ministry of the church.
Want to meet Unspoken? A VIP ticket experience is $30 and gets you reserved first- or second-row seating at the concert, a free CD, and a meet-and-greet with the band following the concert.
General admission tickets are also available at $20 for ages 17 and older. For ages 16 and under, it is $10 (with student ID). Visit www.eveningwithunspoken.com to purchase tickets.