RAISE the ROOF! Jeremy Camp, Tenth Avenue North, Kutless, and Jars of Clay
Tickets include Washington State Fair gate admission, a $12.50 value. Tickets required for children 2 years of age and older.
RAISE THE ROOF! A Christian powerhouse takes the stage at the Washington State Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 17, featuring Jeremy Camp (There Will Be A Day,” “Let It Fade”), Tenth Avenue North (“By Your Side,” “Hold My Heart”), Kutless (“What Faith Can Do,” “Carry Me to the Cross”), and Jars of Clay (“Two Hands,” “Closer”).
The four Christian acts will perform on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 7:00 p.m. at the Washington State Fair’s 2013 Concert Series, presented by Columbia Bank. Tickets are $40, $30, $20, with reserved seating, and include Fair gate admission, unless noted. $5 off each ticket (Lower Grandstand only) with a purchase of 10 or more - call 253-841-5053. Tickets are available starting on Saturday, March 9 at 10 a.m. on the Fair website, www.thefair.com/concerts or by phone (888) 559-FAIR (3247) daily, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. PST. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Washington State Fair Box Office at 9th Avenue SW and Meridian Street on Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., and Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
While Jeremy Camp is an ordained minister, he has dedicated his life to sharing the news of God through his music. GMA has recognized him as New Artist of the Year in 2004, Male Vocalist of the Year 2004-5, and Rock Recorded Song of the Year for “Stay” in 2005.
In less than a decade Jeremy Camp has seen 17 of his songs reach Billboard’s #1 status, including “Understand,” “Right Here,” “Walk By Faith,” all from his first album, Stay. He has released eight albums, four which are RIAA-certified as Gold, and two are live.
Camp just released his latest album, Reckless on Feb. 12, 2013. He holds five Dove Awards, three ASCAP Songwriter of the Year and one Songwriter/Artist of the Year awards, and an American Music Award nomination.
He was raised in Lafayette, Indiana, the son of a pastor. It was his father that influenced his early music talent, teaching him to play the guitar. Upon graduating from high school, he attended a bible college in Southern California. Camp’s message has a personal meaning in many of his songs, including “I Still Believe” and “Walk By Faith” after losing his first wife to cancer just months after their wedding. This rocker with a preacher’s heart has remarried and has three young children. Jeremy Camp continues to find greater clarity in what God’s called him to do. For further information, visit www.jeremycamp.com.
Tenth Avenue North
Tenth Avenue North has become one of the Christian music industry's most successful acts since they released their debut album, Over and Underneath in 2008. They won New Artist of the Year in 2009, at the 40th Annual GMA Dove Awards and in 2010, "By Your Side" was named Song of the Year.
Their songs have saturated Christian radio airwaves with such memorable songs as "Love is Here," "Hold My Heart," and "By Your Side," which was a number one single that was Billboard magazine's No. 3 overall Christian song for the decade. Last August Tenth Avenue North released their third album, The Struggle with “Losing” as the lead single. The album debuted at No 1 on Billboard's Christian and Rock album charts.
The band got their name from a major east-west road in Palm Beach County, Florida, where they grew up. The members started performing together while they attended Palm Beach Atlantic University.
The band has toured with David Crowder Band, Casting Crowns, and MercyMe, and headlines their own dates throughout the United States. Visit: www.TenthAvenueNorth.com.
Kutless got its start as a band in Portland, Oregon in 1999. Since their formation, they have released a live album and seven studio albums, including their latest, Believer. It topped the iTunes Christian albums sales chart. Kutless has sold 2 million records and played worldwide to millions of believers since 2002.
On March 28, 2006, an episode of NBC’s Scrubs incorporated a significant portion of the song "All the Words" from their second album, Sea of Faces during the final scene. Their fifth album, To Know That You’re Alive, peaked at No. 64 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart and reached No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Albums chart.
A beautiful 300-acre hazelnut farm south of Portland was the setting for the band to record their sixth album, It Is Well. Their biggest challenge was to turn a hymn written in the late 1800s to sound like a Kutless song. The album is a combination of original songs, old traditional worship favorites, and modern songs.
Since 2006 Kutless has been nominated for nine GMA Dove Awards. For further information, visit: www.kutless.com.
Jars of Clay
Jars of Clay got their start in the early 1990s at Greenville College in Illinois. By 1994 the band threw their name into a larger spotlight by submitting a demo to a Gospel Music Association talent competition. They were selected as the winners, which lead to offers from record labels.
At this point, they left school and moved to Nashville, and shortly after released their self-titled album in 1995. One of their original songs, “Flood” climbed the charts on mainstream radio stations, becoming one of the biggest mainstream hits ever by a band on a Christian label. The album became multi-Platinum, reaching No. 12 on theBillboard Modern Rock chart.
Jars of Clay’s second album, Much Afraid, earned a Grammy Award for “Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album,” and was certified Platinum by RIAA. Two music videos also accompanied the album.
Another Grammy Award came their way with album number three, If I Left the Zoo. Two songs, “Unforgetful You” and “Collide” were both featured in motion pictures. Following tradition, they were awarded another Grammy, this time for their fourth album, The Eleventh Hour, which was self-produced in 2002.
They created their own record label, Gray Matters in 2007, in time to produce their ninth album, Christmas Songs. In 2008 Closer EP was released exclusively through online digital music stores before a CD was released in 2008. The Long Fall Back to Earth debuted at No. 29 on the Billboard 200 mainstream charts, and “Two Hands” peaked at No. 6 on the Hot Christian Songs chart. The band’s latest 11th studio album should be released very soon. Visit: www.jarsofclay.com.