COFFEE HOUSE STAGE

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Lineup

12:00-12:30  Nathan Sheridan
12:45-1:30     JJ Weeks Band
1:45 -2:30      Joe Guerra
2:45-3:30       Doug Johnson
3:45 -4:30      Turnaround
6:00-6:45       Bros. Walker
7:00-7:45       I Am Spartacus
8:00-8:45       Luke Cyrus
9:00-9:45       2+One
10:00-10:30  After Party

Brothers Walker

 

We started out singing in church when we were really little… and we still do!  But we love to write country songs and share our original music everywhere we go.  Our passion for Christ and love for entertaining are what drive us, but we don’t take ourselves (or each other) too seriously, and it comes out in our shows.  We’re just a couple of crazy brothers on stage and in real life! What you see is what you get… times two. We were members of Team Usher on NBC’s “The Voice" and have had the opportunity to share the stage with some amazing people, like Travis Tritt, Lee Brice, Johnny Cash, Crowder, Peter Furler, and Billy Dean.  We feel so blessed to get to do what we love and can’t wait to see what happens next! 
 

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JJ Weeks

 

JJ Weeks has been involved in ministry in some capacity since childhood. Whether singing solos, performing in church musicals, leading worship, or being a music minister, music and ministry have always gone hand in hand. That heart for ministry led Weeks to attend school in pursuit of a degree in youth ministry, where he ultimately felt called to step out in faith and continue a career in music full-time. In 2001 he took that step and started touring the southeast. In 2003 he pulled a band together for a special worship night at his local church and never looked back.

​“It’s been a crazy road of really great times and really hard times but God has always been faithful” Weeks says. “I pray that we will always be a vessel that God can count on to deliver whatever message He ​wants to deliver.”

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I Am Spartacus

 

"Hailing from Greenbrier, TN - I Am Spartacus is the greatest band of this or any generation. With harmonies reminiscent of the beach boys and melodies that dance off the tongue like raindrops on rooftops, once captured, your ears will be sentenced to a lifetime of pure pop rock euphoria without parole."

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Doug Johnson

 

One thing we all have in common is Life. We’re all trying to make sense of it, we’re all trying to get the most out of it. I aspire to write music that everyone, in all walks of life, can relate to. All my music is inspired by the evidence I see of God at work in my life. May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart always be acceptable in his sight. I’m a staff worship leader for #thefunchurch in Sikeston, Missouri (2014-Present) and I’m an independent touring artist (2010-Present). I’ve spent the last eight years leading worship and performing in venues and churches all over the U.S. (and even the U.K.). I’ve opened for/shared stages with: Jimmy Needham, The Almost, Sidewalk Prophets, Tenth Avenue North, Matt Maher, Peter Furler, John Crist and have performed in the canal side lounge on ‘Kidd Kraddick in the morning.’ I released my first full length album (“Love & Life”) on November 4, 2016. It’s available to stream/download on: Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Cd Baby, Amazon mp3 and can be heard on the local radio stations in southern Missouri.   If we haven’t met, we should! Follow me on social media and let’s be friends! To God be the glory forever, Amen. -DJL 
 

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Joe Guerra

A song writer, worship leader, and entertainer with a passion for using music to inspire others. Over the past few years Joe has shared his music with countless individuals across the globe at concerts, camps, and festivals. Four EP releases make up Joe Guerra’s discography; the most recent being “Reason to Breathe” produced by Jake Rye of the billboard charting band Sanctus Real. “I love the opportunity to share my music with others” says Joe “I feel as though every time I do its a chance to celebrate stories of life with all of its ups and downs”. Joe’s new project does just that, providing uplifting songs intended to inspire listeners to live a life of purpose. If you’ve got the breathe of life in you its for a reason, you have a reason to breathe!  

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Turnaround

Since 2009, Turnaround, has been electrifying audiences with their energy on stage and unique hip-hop, electronic, funk-influenced pop sound.  They were recently announced as a 2017 CFA National Talent Search Finalist after performing at Big Ticket Festival.  Just a month prior, the track “Unforgettable” was featured on the movie Two Steps from Hope produced by Gaffer Media.  The trio of Brock Barcus, Travis Mabbitt, and Colton Smith hails from the small town of Redkey, Indiana.  In addition to headlining their own concerts, Turnaround has landed opportunities to perform at youth conferences, outreach events, and church gatherings, and has opened for artists KJ-52, Big Daddy Weave, Francesca Battistelli, Salvador, the Museum, and Chris August. Each member of Turnaround offers a unique set of skills, abilities, and experiences to each show and project.  Travis Mabbitt lends a funk-driven electric guitar sound while also serving as technical manager.  Working as sound engineer for both Turnaround and other artists, drummer Colton Smith surprises listeners with his rap skills and serves as graphic designer. Lead singer and songwriter Brock Barcus plays keyboard, digitally composes tracks, and produces both the album and the live show. While completing a degree emphasizing music business, Barcus was afforded the opportunity to intern with contemporary Christian artist Love and the Outcome on Winter Jam’s 2014 tour. 
 

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Trevor Heyd

Trevor Heyd is a Professional Skateboader, Beatboxer and an International Evangelist. Graduating in 2010 from Indiana Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Youth Ministry. Before attending IWU, Trevor completed three and a half years of ministry training at Kingswood University (Bethany Bible College) in Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada. In addition to this, Trevor is also an in good standing at his home church, (Radiant Church of Jackson, Michigan,) an ordained Wesleyan Minister and is a licensed and ministerial student through the West Michigan District of the Wesleyan Church. 

Trevor's calling is to be an Evangelist, specifically to teenagers and young adults who have a mixed up view of who God really should be in and through their lives. His desire is to see the radical love of Jesus transform lives and witness the power of God explode in today’s generation, whether they be teens or young adults

Luke Cyrus

Luke Cyrus grew up in rural Bath, Michigan and has been performing for over a decade. He was born into a family with deeply traditional cultural and Christian roots and was home-schooled, which allowed time for his musical pursuits. His sound continues to evolve, regularly stretching the meaning of words like “alternative,” and “pop." His newest EP, ODYSSEY, is set to release on June 7, 2019.

Nathan Sheridan

Nathan Sheridan is a 25-year-old Christian singer/songwriter based out of Nashville, TN. He moved to Music City following his service in the United States Military and quickly signed a record deal with Burtonwood Records. He has since embarked on his first cross-country tour, touring with Manic Drive, Seventh Day Slumber, and Consumed by Fire; and has released his debut album "Broken With You" which contains 11 original songs that he either wrote or co-wrote. He has been featured on The 700 Club, The Billy Graham Podcast, Nashville Today Show, and Homelife Magazine.

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2+1

2+One is a Christian band founded in Toledo, Ohio by two brothers, Jacob and Zachary Scally. The digit 2 represents 2 brothers coming together for a bigger purpose, the "+" represents the cross on which Christ died for us, and the "one" represents the ONE God we were perfectly created by. In the spring of 2012, God put the love of music and worship in the hearts of Jacob and Zach. Soon after that, they began performing in front of people and speaking the name of Jesus to the world. The title of their new album, "Anchored in Faith" symbolizes that in the struggles and successes of life, we will remain anchored in faith through it all. A bible verse that is modeled for their band comes from the book of Philippians. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13).

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