Will Graham and Kutless to Headline Faith, Family and Freedom at zMax Dragway
Attendance is Free to June 25 Event, but Requires a Ticket for Entry
CHARLOTTE, N.C. May 27, 2011— The sixth annual Faith, Family and Freedom celebration will be held at zMAX Dragway at Charlotte Motor Speedway on June 25, 2011, and will feature musical performances by Kutless, Britt Nicole, Echoing Angels and Caleb. Will Graham, grandson of evangelist Billy Graham, will serve as the event’s guest speaker.
The concert begins at 6 p.m. and will be followed by a fireworks display sponsored by Scott McCorkle’s Liberty Buick GMC-Trucks in Matthews. The Pre-Party Jam festivities kick-off at 4 p.m. and include Freestyle Motocross by Todd Bennick, and music by Abandon, Finding Flavor, Heather Williams, Know Hope Collective and The Advice.
Participants are encouraged to bring a canned good or nonperishable food item, which will be collected to assist families in crisis through Cooperative Christian Ministry - a lead organization in addressing the needs of individuals and families in the areas of food, shelter, or finances in Cabarrus and Southern Rowan Counties. While meeting the immediate needs of families, Cooperative Christian Ministry looks longer term by offering access to resources that will empower them to move beyond crisis.
zMAX Dragway is located at 5555 Concord Parkway South in Concord, N.C. Admittance to Faith, Family and Freedom is free, but tickets are required to enter. Priority seating is available for $10. Free and priority tickets are available online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-455-FANS (3267). Parking at zMAX Dragway is $5 per car.
Faith, Family and Freedom is a family-friendly event hosted by 106.9 The Light and New Life 91.9 and presented by the Charlotte Dentistry of Armstrong & Eshelman. Additional sponsors include the Billy Graham Library and Wilburn Auto Body.
About 106.9 the Light
Founded by Billy and Ruth Graham in 1962, 106.9 The Light’s mission is to lead as many people as possible into a personal and dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ. The station broadcasts from its studios in Asheville, N.C., to portions of seven states and around the world at www.1069thelight.org. 106.9 The Light seeks to serve its listeners with the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, through encouraging music and relevant Bible teaching, as well as support of worthwhile efforts in the surrounding area and abroad. 106.9 the Light has the 12th largest FM coverage area in the nation, reaching Charlotte, N.C., Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C., Johnson City-Bristol, Tenn., and Asheville, N.C.
About New Life 91.9
New Life 91.9 is a listener-supported ministry of Columbia International University. The station broadcasts to the great Charlotte market and is online at www.newlife919.com. New Life 91.9 exists to influence as many people as possible with the life-changing reality of Jesus Christ.
About Will Graham
William Franklin Graham IV (Will) is the third generation of Grahams to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ under the banner of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA). Will is the grandson of Billy Graham and the oldest son of Franklin Graham. Since beginning his evangelistic ministry with youth-oriented, one-day events in Canada, Will has spoken to audiences across North America, Australia, India and other parts of Asia and South America. Will’s first crusade-style event – called Celebrations – took place in 2006 in Leduc, Canada. His first Celebration on U.S. soil came later that year in Gastonia, N.C. Since then, he has also held multi-day evangelistic outreaches in several states and provinces. Will also serves as assistant director of the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville, N.C. He graduated from Liberty University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Religion and in 2001 graduated from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity.