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Taft Theatre

317 E. 5th St., Cincinnati, OH

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Melissa Etheridge

Rock

Rocker Melissa Etheridge is known for her gritty, soulful voice and songs that blend pop, rock and a dash of blues.

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• Mon 8/19/19 at - 7:30 PM

Amos Lee

R&B/Soul,Folk,Blues

Taking inspiration from soul greats, Stevie Wonder and Bill Withers, and folk legends, John Prine and Dave Van Ronk, Amos Lee directs his music with a spirit and presence rooted in Americana tradition. The "folk" side is reflected in his nimble acoustic guitar playing and the intimacy of his live performances. The "soul" strain comes through in the engaging song-poetry of his lyrics and in what the Philadelphia Inquirer described as his "easygoing voice."

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• Fri 9/6/19 at - 8:00 PM

Brian Regan

Stand Up Comedy

Clean can often mean not funny, but in the case of Brian Regan, it means streamlined, creative and enthusiastic. Audiences have been drawn to his howl-worthy comedy, which ranges from profound insights to silly exaggerations. Since his first appearance on "The Late Show With David Letterman" back in 1995, Regan has emerged as a viewer and audience favorite, typically making more than 80 stops a year to sold-out audiences across the country.

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• Sun 9/8/19 at - 7:00 PM
• Sun 9/8/19 at - 6:00 PM

Glen Hansard

Rock,Folk,Irish/Celtic

Glen Hansard is the Academy Award–winning principal songwriter and vocalist/guitarist for Irish group The Frames and one half of folk rock duo, The Swell Season. He is also known for his acting, having appeared in the BAFTA winning film 'The Commitments.' He then wrote and starred in the film 'Once,' which was also turned into a Tony-Award-winning musical on Broadway.

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• Mon 9/9/19 at - 7:30 PM

Adam Ant

Pop,Punk

Adam Ant is an English musician who gained popularity as the lead singer of new wave/post-punk group Adam and the Ants and later as a solo artist.

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• Wed 9/11/19 at - 7:30 PM

Lord Huron

Folk,Pop

Lord Huron is the brainchild of Los Angeles-based musician Ben Schneider. The project started out as a solo effort, but has since expanded to include several percussion and guitar players.

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• Thu 9/12/19 at - 7:30 PM

Gladys Knight

Gospel, Pop, R&B/Soul

A four-time Grammy Award winner and 1996 addition to the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, Gladys Knight gained fame as lead singer for Gladys Knight and the Pips. Her hits include 'I Heard It Through the Grapevine' and 'Midnight Train to Georgia.'

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• Fri 9/13/19 at - 8:00 PM

The Raconteurs

Rock

The Raconteurs features The White Stripes' Jack White and Brendan Benson plus Patrick Keeler and Jack Lawrence from The Greenhornes. Their debut album, 'Broken Boy Soldiers' reached number 7 on the Billboard 200. They will tour throughout the summer of 2019 to support a new album, "Help Us Stranger," to be released in late June.

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• Sat 9/14/19 at - 8:00 PM

Indigo Girls

Folk, Rock

One of the most successful folk/pop duos in recording history, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have carved out an enduring career that is due largely to the fierce loyalty of their fans. After more than two decades, Ray and Saliers have played thousands of shows. They've operated within the music industry, without ever being a product of that industry, gaining the respect of their peers, not to mention an extremely loyal fan base.

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• Thu 9/19/19 at - 8:00 PM

The Mavericks

Alternative,Country

The Mavericks are an award-winning alt-country quartet.

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• Fri 9/20/19 at - 8:00 PM

Brian Wilson

Rock

Brian Wilson formed the Beach Boys in 1961 and has since been highly regarded as one of the greatest American composers of popular music in the rock era.

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• Mon 9/23/19 at - 7:30 PM

Kathleen Madigan

Stand Up Comedy

Madigan is one of the most popular comedians on the comedy club and theater circuit. She was nominated for a 2014 American Comedy Award for Best Concert Comic. She has two one-hour specials on Netflix and has appeared on HBO and Showtime. She has also released five CDs.

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• Thu 9/26/19 at - 8:00 PM

Tommy Emmanuel

Acoustic,Rock,Country,Folk,Pop,Blues

Tommy Emmanuel is an Australian "guitar hero" known for his unique style of strumming using all ten fingers. He has twice been nominated for a Grammy Award, the first for 'The Day the Finger Pickers Took Over the World,' recorded with Chet Atkins. His newest release, "Accomplice One," is an album of collaborations with some of the finest singers, songwriters and guitarists alive – including Jason Isbell, Mark Knopfler, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Douglas, ,Amanda Shires, Ricky Skaggs, J.D. Simo, David Grisman, Bryan Sutton and Suzy Bogguss.

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• Fri 9/27/19 at - 8:00 PM

Anjelah Johnson

Stand Up Comedy,Sketch Comedy

Anjelah Johnson is a stand-up comedian, actress, model and former NFL cheerleader who appeared on "MadTV." Her character, Bon Qui Qui," was a disgruntled fast food employee with no filter who drew wide notice on social and streaming media.

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• Sat 9/28/19 at - 7:00 PM

Million Dollar Quartet

Musical

On Dec. 4, 1956, an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together. The place was Sun Records’ storefront studio in Memphis. The man who made it happen was Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock 'n’ Roll,” who discovered them all. The four legends-to-be united for the only time in their careers for an impromptu recording that has come to be known as one of the greatest rock jam sessions of all time. The show features a treasure trove of the greatest rock’n’roll, gospel, R&B and country hits from these music legends, including such iconic songs as "Blue Suede Shoes," "Fever," "Sixteen Tons," "Who Do You Love?," "Great Balls of Fire," "Riders in the Sky," "I Walk the Line," "Folsom Prison Blues" and "Whole Lotta’ Shakin’ Goin’ On."

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• Wed 10/2/19 at - 7:30 PM

Xanadu: National Tour

Musical,Comedy

Based on the cult hit feature film, 'Xanadu' tells the story of a magical muse named Kira who comes to earth in 1980 (disguised in roller skates, leg warmers and an Australian accent) to inspire what the gods call truly great work and discover the meaning of the universe's greatest secret: the gift of 'Xanadu.' Kira meets the handsome artist Sonny, who needs her help in achieving his greatest dream: the first Roller Disco!. The show received the 2008 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Broadway Musical and four 2008 Tony Award nominations. It also received six 2008 Drama Desk nominations.

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• Thu 10/3/19 at - 7:30 PM

Nate Bargatze

Stand Up Comedy

Originally from Tennessee, Nate Bargatze is a stand-up comedian following in the entertainment business footsteps of his dad, Stephen, a former clown turned world-class magician. Bargatze has appeared on several of the late major night talk shows and had his own one-hour special on"Comedy Central Presents" in 2015. He has performed at Bonnaroo, SXSW, and the Oddball Comedy Festival, and toured with Jimmy Fallon's Clean Cut Comedy Tour. His debut album, "Yelled at by a Clown," reached No.1 on the iTunes comedy charts and stayed on Billboard's Top Ten Comedy Chart for weeks. He was also featured as one of Esquire's Best New Comedians by Jim Gaffigan, as one of Marc Maron's comedians to watch in Rolling Stone and Paste Magazine (and appeared on Maron's "WTF" podcast three times), and as No. 1 of Vulture's 50 Comedians You Should Know in 2015. He was one of the six comedians featured in Netflix's half-hour special, "The Standups," in July 2017.

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• Sat 10/5/19 at - 7:00 PM

Billy Gardell

Stand Up Comedy

Gardell was co-star with Melissa McCarthy of "Mike & Molly." the CBS sitcom that ran for six seasons. He has also been doing stand-up for years.

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• Sun 10/20/19 at - 7:30 PM

Together Live

Community Event, Talks/Lectures

Together Live is a national touring event that will bring an array of thought leaders, local activists, artists, athletes, and celebrity guests together for a night of inspired talks, interviews, and interactive conversation. Hear from earth-shakers and authentic storytellers. It's time for us to come together.

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• Wed 10/23/19 at - 7:30 PM

Ben Folds

Rock,Alternative,Pop

Singer, songwriter and pianist Ben Folds, who became familiar to many for his recent stint as a judge on the NBC a cappella singing contest, "The Sing-Off," is still best known for his alternative pop trio, Ben Folds Five, which broke into the mainstream with the 1997 ballad "Brick." The band broke up in 2000, but has reunited periodically for special performances and recordings.

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• Thu 10/24/19 at - 8:00 PM

Trisha Yearwood

Country

Trisha Yearwood has crafted a musical career that is not only timely but timeless. What she possesses goes far beyond pitch and technique. Hers is an instrument of uncommon emotional resonance, a voice that makes lyrics glow and gives them a beating heart. Her string of chart successes include 'The Woman Before Me,' 'Thinking About You' and 'She's In Love With The Boy.'

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• Sat 10/26/19 at - 7:30 PM

Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly Rock'n'roll Dream Tour

Pop,Rock,Multimedia

Accompanied by a live band and back-up singers, this cutting-edge, holographic performance with remastered audio will transport audiences back in time for an unforgettable evening of Roy & Buddys greatest hits onstage. Performing (virtually) together for the first time, this once in a lifetime show will feature chartbuster favorites including Roy Orbison's Oh, Pretty Woman, You Got It, Only the Lonely and Buddy Hollys Oh Boy!, Not Fade Away and That'll Be the Day, among many others.

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• Mon 10/28/19 at - 7:30 PM

Boz Scaggs

Rock,Blues,Pop

William Royce "Boz" Scaggs got his start as a guitarist and occasional lead singer with the Steve Miller Band, appearing on the band's first two albums, 'Children of the Future' and 'Sailor.' Over his 30 plus year career, the Grammy-winning musician has racked up a catalog of hits including 'Lido Shuffle,' 'Look What You've Done To Me,' 'Miss Sun,' 'Jo Jo,' 'Heart Of Mine,' 'Lowdown,' 'Harbor Lights,' 'We're All Alone' and many others. He had performed on tour with Donald Fagen and Michael McDonald together as one band billed as The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue.

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• Wed 10/30/19 at - 7:30 PM

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

Cover/Tribute Band/Performer,Pop,Rock

With over 650 major concert events to date the British Rock Anthology TRIBUTE Concert ''Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac'' has now performed to over 650,000 MAC fans across the world. 'Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac' is now recognised globally as the ''Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Concert Experience'' and is endorsed by founder 'Fleetwood Mac' member Mick Fleetwood. RFM concerts produced and promoted by CMP Entertainment

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• Fri 11/1/19 at - 8:00 PM

John Cusack & Screening of "Say Anything"

Film,Talks/Lectures

The 1989 comedy/drama "Say Anything" brought popular culture the love story of Lloyd Dobler (Cusack) and Diane Court (Ione Skye). An eternal optimist seeks the heart of a brain trapped in the body of a game show hostess. One of the great modern movie romances of the late 20th century, "Say Anything" made a star of Cusack. He went on to success in "High Fidelity," "Grosse Point Blank," and "Being John Malkovich," among others. Tonight, join him for a screening of "Say Anything" followed by a conversation regarding his career and the making of the movie.

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• Sun 11/3/19 at - 7:30 PM

The Japanese House

Indie,Pop

The Japanese House is the stage name of English singer/songwriter Amber Bain, who rose in the minimal electronic pop genre that music critics in the U.K. say British listeners find irresistable. In 2017 Bain made the BBC's "Sound Of" list, which identifies the 15 most exciting new music acts of the past 12 months. A few years before, her online demos caught the attention of Matt Healy, the front man of the band The 1975, and Bain was soon signed to their label, Dirty Hit.

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• Mon 11/4/19 at - 8:00 PM

Dream Theater

Rock,Metal

Dream Theater is a Grammy-nominated progressive metal band out of Long Island, formed in 1985. The current lineup features vocalist James LaBrie, guitarist John Petrucci, bass player John Myung, keyboardist Jordan Rudess and drummer Mike Mangini. The two-time Grammy-nominated group is tour to support their 14th studio album, "Distance Over Time," released in February 2019.

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• Wed 11/6/19 at - 8:00 PM

Bert Kreischer

Stand Up Comedy

Florida native Bert Kreischer is a standup comic who performs to sellout crowds across the country. He also hosted the Travel Channel's "Trip Flip," an upcoming new season of the hit "Bert the Conqueror," and previously hosted "Hurt Bert." He's been a regular guest on "The Joe Rogan Experience" and "The Rachael Ray Show" and has appeared on "The Late Night with David Letterman" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live." His one-hour special "Comfortably Dumb" appeared on Comedy Central and his book "Life of the Party, Stories of a Perpetual Man-Child" shares the hilarious and outrageous stories that define his comedy and exemplify what has made him one of the best storytellers of his generation.

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• Thu 11/7/19 at - 7:00 PM
• Thu 11/7/19 at - 9:30 PM

So You Think You Can Dance Live

Modern,Ballroom,Tap/Jazz,World Dance,Classical Dance,Urban/Hip Hop

You've seen them on the hit TV show, So You Think You Can Dance. Now you can see your favorite dancers in person when the Top 10 Finalists perform live on tour this fall. Shows will feature this season’s most popular routines, as well as original pieces created specifically for the nationwide tour.

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• Fri 11/8/19 at - 8:00 PM

Wilco

Rock,Alternative,Country

Bridging the gaps between Americana, orchestral pop and alternative rock, Wilco has built a loyal following and earned a boatload of critical acclaim. The group has six albums, including "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," "Summerteeth," "A Ghost Is Born," and "Sky Blue Sky."

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• Sat 11/9/19 at - 7:30 PM

The Wood Brothers

Rock,Blues,Folk

Oliver Wood, of the blues-roots band King Johnson, and Chris Wood, of the instrumental jazz trio Medeski Martin & Wood, grew up in Boulder, Colorado, but never found their paired musical chemistry until after they'd forged individual paths for 15 years. Now united, they create rootsy music that blends blues, folk and rock music.

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• Sun 11/10/19 at - 8:00 PM

Incubus

Rock,Metal,Alternative

Formed in 1991 in the San Fernando Valley suburb of Calabasas, California, Incubus rose to become one of the most popular alt-metal bands, setting themselves apart from other groups with a somewhat less-negative outlook and a tireless touring schedule. They scored lots of radio airplay during 2000-01 with the single, 'Drive.'

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• Mon 11/11/19 at - 8:00 PM

Jennie Garth & Tori Spelling Live: A Night to Remember

Talks/Lectures,Social Event

Jennie Garth & Tori Spelling Live: A Night to Remember is bringing the ladies of 90210 to zip codes across America for the ultimate girls night – an evening filled with memories and laughs at an event best described as an interactive, live talk show hosted by Jennie & Tori. Be prepared for the unexpected where the audience is as much a part of the show as Jennie & Tori. This is the can’t miss experience that fans who have grown up alongside them have been waiting for – where anything can happen live!

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• Tue 11/12/19 at - 8:00 PM

The Commonheart

Rock

The Commonheart is a band configured of up and coming artists from the Pittsburgh area who came together to create a unique sound for music lovers. The group combines rock riffs, gritty vocals and lively organ sounds to create rock with blues, soul and gospel influences.

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• Fri 11/15/19 at - 8:00 PM

Elf On the Shelf: A Christmas Musical

Children's Theatre,Musical

The beloved tradition that continues to capture the hearts of children and their families everywhere comes to the live stage for the first time ever! This all-new musical and premiere stage production includes an exclusive invitation to Santa’s North Pole and engages audiences with a glimpse into the magical lives of Scout Elves. Featuring an original story and score, dazzling sets and costumes, and wondrous moments that make even the most cynical believe, this momentous celebration of the season leaves spirits high and captivates all with the splendor of Christmas.

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• Sat 11/16/19 at - 7:00 PM

Elvis Costello

Pop,Rock

Elvis Costello has followed his musical curiosity in a career spanning four decades. He's perhaps best known for his performances with The Attractions, The Imposters and for concert appearances with pianist Steve Nieve. His prolific output includes such hits as "Allison," "Radio Radio," "'Watching the Detectives," "'Everyday I Write the Book" and "Veronica." He evolved from being typecast in the late '70s as an angry young man at the forefront of whatever new wave was, to a musical renaissance man who has recorded albums with Burt Bacharach, Anne-Sophie Mutter, The Brodsky Quartet and The Roots. He's also been a presence on TV, having appeared several times on "Saturday Night LIve" (starting with his notorious 1977 performance), hosted the Channel 4 (UK)/CTV music series "Spectacle: Elvis Costello With ...," and had a stint as fill-in guest host on "The Late Show With David Letterman."

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• Tue 11/19/19 at - 7:30 PM

The HU

Metal,World

The HU is a band from Mongolia that blends heavy metal and traditional Mongolian throat singing. Their first two videos (“Yuve Yuve Yu” and “Wolf Totem”) immediately went viral garnering the band over 18 million views. The explosive reaction to The HU resulted in a number of features about the band in international media such as NPR, ET India Times, Playboy Mexico, Jack Canal+Fr, Hong Kong 01, DW News Germany and others.

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• Thu 11/21/19 at - 8:00 PM

Straight No Chaser

A cappella,Pop

Straight No Chaser has emerged as one of the world’s premier a cappella groups. Gaining national attention as a YouTube phenomenon for their hilarious and brilliantly performed version of 'The 12 Days of Christmas' (11 million hits and counting), this group of friends, who founded the group as undergraduates at Indiana University, all of a sudden found themselves reunited...with unforgettable new material.

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• Sat 11/23/19 at - 4:00 PM
• Sat 11/23/19 at - 8:00 PM

TobyMac

Christian Contemporary,Rock,Rap/Hip Hop

TobyMac (Kevin Michael McKeehan) is a Grammy Award-winning artist, producer and songwriter. He was one of the first Christian rappers. He is known for having been a member of dcTalk. He has since continued a successful solo career.

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• Sun 11/24/19 at - 7:00 PM

We Will Rock You: National Tour

Musical

Resistance is growing. Underneath the gleaming cities, down in the lower depths live the Bohemians. Rebels who believe that there was once a Golden Age when the kids formed their own bands and wrote their own songs. They call that time, The Rhapsody. Open your eyes, look up to the skies and see. Legend persists that somewhere on iPlanet instruments still exist. Somewhere, the mighty axe of a great and hairy guitar god lies buried deep in rock. The Bohemians need a hero to find this axe and draw it from stone. Is the one who calls himself Galileo that man? He’s just a poor boy. From a poor family. Since 2002 over 15 million theatergoers in 17 countries have been thrilled by this awe-inspiring production which is based on the songs of Queen with a book by Ben Elton (The Young Ones, Blackadder, Popcorn). Elton fashioned this hilarious futurist comedy around more than 24 of Queen’s biggest hit songs.

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• Wed 11/27/19 at - 7:30 PM

Brian Posehn

Stand Up Comedy

Comedian/actor/writer Brian Posehn always has a full plate in front of him. He's constantly touring as a stand-up comedian in the best comedy clubs and rock venues in the country. 2013 marked the release of his first hour long special, "The Fartist," through Netflix. He went on to co-write "Deadpool" for Marvel Comics. He has a popular podcast, "Nerd Poker," on the Earwolf Network. Posehn co-starred in Universal's feature "The Five-Year Engagement," directed by Nick Stoller and produced by Judd Apatow, and in the popular Canadian indie comedy "Lloyd the Conqueror." He has also has had guest spots on "The Big Bang Theory," "Guys With Kids" and "Anger Management." He also starred for three seasons in Comedy Central's popular show "The Sarah Silverman Program," and toured as one of the original members of the Comedians of Comedy. Besides writing and performing on HBO's acclaimed "Mr. Show," he has appeared in sitcoms such as "Just Shoot Me," "Seinfeld," "NewsRadio," "Californication," "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "Friends." He also has an extensive resume in voice acting, including "Aqua Teen Hunger Force," "Adventure Time," "Metalocalypse," "Bob’s Burgers," "Mission Hill" and "American Dad." Posehn has also appeared in several movies, including Judd Apatow’s "Funny People," Rob Zombie's "The Devil's Rejects," "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," "Sex Drive" and "Surf's Up."

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• Sat 12/7/19 at - 8:00 PM

Chris Tomlin Christmas: Christmas Songs of Worship

Christian Contemporary,Holiday Music

With several No. 1 radio singles, many Grammy nominations and even more Dove Awards, Chris Tomlin is among the most well-known artists in contemporary Christian music today. Credited with such venerable church choruses as 'How Great is Our God,' 'Forever,' 'We Fall Down' and 'The Wonderful Cross,' Chris Tomlin is considered one of this era’s top songwriters for the church with five songs in CCLI’s Top 60 and four more in the service’s Top 500. With millions singing his songs weekly, Chris is recognized as a pivotal voice of today’s modern expression of Christian worship.

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• Tue 12/17/19 at - 7:30 PM