Terry’s Picks for April 2021

Written by Terry DeBoer on . Posted in Local

EVENTSThis is the column in which West Michigan Christian News writer Terry DeBoer surveys the landscape for the area's faith-inspired arts/entertainment/enrichment events over the coming month.

Already this month, slowly but surely, concerts and other events are opening up around West Michigan. Later spring and summer look even more promising. Here are a few to consider for April.

* Danny Gokey – The faith-based singer-songwriter, and former "American Idol" finalist, brings his tour to Journey Church, 800 S. 24th St. in Battle Creek at 7pm Sunday April 11. Gokey is a Dove Award-winning and Grammy-nominated artist, and among his Christian radio hits are "Tell Your Heart To Beat Again," "Rise" and "Haven't Seen It Yet." Also performing will be Coby James. General admission tickets are $25; VIP/early entry tickets higher. Social distancing and other COVID guidelines in force. Tickets available online www.ticketweb.com/event/danny-gokey-battle-battle-creek-first-assembly-tickets/10884065

*Matt Baird – The lead singer of the band Spoken hosts an evening of music and worship at 7pm Fri. April 23 at Waypoint Community Church, 3041 96th Ave. in Zeeland. Performing an acoustic set is the local band Pauper's Field and also on the bill is Matt Moore Music. There is no admission charge. A free-will offering will be received for Barnabas Ministries, an organization which works with area high risk youth and families. This event will be held outside, weather permitting. For more info https://www.facebook.com/events/235488558221638
*"Marriage Date Night" – Comedy and music are featured in this evening meant for married couples, with two area options: 7pm Fri. April 23 at Lifestream Church, 6561 Lake Michigan Dr. Allendale and 6pm Sat. April 24 at 12th St. Baptist Church, 3911 S. 12th St. Kalamazoo. Comedians David Dean and Kay Dodd and singer-songwriter Brian Weaver are hosts. Only one ticket needed per couple. General admission $39, VIP/reserved higher. Tickets are non-refundable, higher at the door. More info and ticket link www.marriagedatenight.com
or phone 480-812-1100.
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Terry DeBoer
Author: Terry DeBoer
Terry is a journalist/feature writer for newspapers, magazines and websites, with a background in radio broadcasting. His usual beat is arts and entertainment, specializing in Christian/gospel music. A married father of two, he is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan Contributing Writer: West Michigan Christian News August 2011 – Present Feature writer: -Mlive.com (website and various newspapers) 1988– 2016 -Spotlight New Christian Music Magazine 1997-2008 -Church News Editor, Church Herald Magazine 2004-2009

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