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Worship, Music, to Grace Waterfront This Summer

Sidewalk Prophets 2012Worship on the Waterfront (W.O.W.) returns to Grand Haven’s Waterfront Stadium this summer starting Sunday June 22.

The summer inspirational music series is produced by First Reformed Church in downtown Grand Haven.

The list of artists for 2014 finds many names familiar to inspirational music fans.
Singer-songwriters Josh Wilson and Shawn McDonald, worship leader/music artist Peter Eide and the Hark-Up Horns all are back after performing in last year’s series.

Also, W.O.W. alumni such as Matt Maher and Buddy Greene also return (see schedule below).

Coordinator Carolyn Manting, music director at First Reformed, says she’s looking forward to hearing this year’s slate of artists Maher has been to W.O.W. several times and opens the series this year June 22. The singer has written numerous songs (including “Your Grace Is Enough,” popularized by Chris Tomlin), and has had his own share of gems such as his current “Let The People Say Amen.”

The folksy Greene (June 29) has a repertoire that delves into country, gospel and soul. He also is a regular on the popular Bill Gaither “Homecoming” videos and concerts. His specialty is the harmonica, on which he has stamped his own virtuoso style.

                       THE SLATE OF STYLES

A newcomer this year is the roots-folk quartet The Vespers (Aug. 17) made up of two pairs siblings – the Cryar sisters and the Jones brothers. Their instrumentation includes banjo, mandolin, stand-up bass and at least half dozen others.

The upstart ensemble, with members all still in their 20s, has already released two independent albums as they build a following across the country.  They’re also performing June 19 at the Big Ticket Festival in Gaylord, Mich.
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