I am a Kutless Fan. I was thrilled to see that Kutless finally decided to visit Salt Lake City. They captured my heart two years ago at Winter Jam in Norfolk, Va. Since then I have visited faithfully their website just to see when I can see them again.
I am aware of the difficulties promoters had to endure to get Kutless to Salt Lake City. Since there is a different faith culture in Utah ticket sales were usually so low that Kutless was discouraged to visit. But this was not an obstacle for Bart Millard from MercyMe who brought the roadshow to Salt Lake City for the first time, since they created it 5 years ago. Lucky for me they also brought Kutless along.
For those of you who don’t know Kutless provides free military tickets for active duty and retired military personal and their spouses. Yep, it’s’ true. My whole women’s group from Hill Air Force Base got in for free. Thanks to Kutless! (Be sure to email them on time as there are normally only a limited amount tickets available) On top of it Kutless donates a portion of their merchandise proceeds to Operation Heal Our Patriots.
If this doesn’t convince you to go to a Kutless concert, their live performance and energy certainly will. I was on my feet as soon as Kutless entered the stage. Jon Michah Sumrall has a way with the audience. He gets people moving and the roaring sound of their music will get you from your chairs. If you believe that Christian rock music is boring, you haven’t seen Kutless yet. At the concert in Salt Lake Jon Michah Sumrall brought his son on stage and together they had 7000 people mo matter the age) jamming and jumping.
On Kutless set list is “Even If”, “Shut me out’, “Strong Tower”, “What Faith Can Do” and “Everything I Need”. However with Kutless I always long for more. There are just that good. Their set is always too short for me. I just want to listen and watch them for hours.
Maybe next time…
So what is the Rock &Worship Road Show? According to the Deseret News Bart Millard, lead singer from Mercy Me and his band members were jogging around a venue one day when they saw that tickets for their own show were selling for $75 and $80 dollars per person. They were stunned and since then there have been working hard to lower the price and bring the Gospel to the people. The Rock &Worship Road was invented and fans only pay 10 bucks at the door. For ten bucks a person anyone can give Christian rock music a try. It’s cheaper than movie tickets and it is good uplifting music. MercyMe posted on their wall that they may have to come to Salt Lake City again. I am thankful for that. MercyMe performed “Move and “I Can Only Imagine” among other songs. Bart Millard delivered a mini sermon and the last sounds of the night were Amazing Grace sang by the audience in the dark..
I had a couple chances of seeing Jeremy Camp in the past but I always avoided it. I am actually quite mad at myself fo rthat. Jeremy Camp worked hard his entire set. He rocked it out while performing “Reckless”, “My God”, “Overcome”. His joy, friendly demeanor and smile made him seem so approachable. I could have listened to him a little longer. Jeremy Camp brought along a newer artist named Adam Cappa. Big things will come to Adam.
Hip Hop is normally not my cup of tea. But Tedashii brought down the house. I even caught myself humming along.
The roadshow also featured the Rhett Walker Band, Tim Timmons and Luminate. Family Force 5 could not perform in Utah since their bus broke down.
Either way if Mercy Me decides to bring the Roadshow to Salt Lake City again I will be gladly visiting again. Hopefully they bring Kutless along once more.