The Lifelight Z8 Tour stops in Milbank Friday, April 22, for a show at the Milbank High School Armory. “You are in for a knockout show,” stated Tom Jensen, local organizer who helps bring Lifelight concerts to Milbank. “Expect a fun show with a lot of energy and loud Christian rock music.” Forever At Last and Shonlock will be the opening acts for Ashes Remain.
This Lifelight concert will be the eleventh show in the past 10 years for Milbank. “Working with Lifelight has been amazing,” said Jensen. “They make it possible to bring big name Christian artists to small communities at an affordable price thanks to donors and sponsors.” Jensen explained that each band brings their own equipment such as lighting, sound systems, pyrotechnics, and instruments. Local organizers are only responsible for providing a venue and supplying a stage.
The Lifelight Shine A Light Tour presented a concert at Calvary Church just over a week ago and Jensen said a great crowd was on hand. “The concert was amazing and God has helped provide the funds to cover all costs for both of these amazing concerts.” Because of that, the ticket sales from the Z8 concert will be donated to the Milbank Youth Missions group. “Tammy Wollschlager and the youth have been great to work with and have provided the bands with food and help. Some of those kids will be taking part in the Reset Together 2016 mission trip to Washington D.C., and we are glad to be able to help them out with their fundraising efforts, too.”
Ashes Remain has established their place in rock music, with electrifying live performances and an ever-increasing arsenal of excellent material. Spending most of their time in the Baltimore area, the guys have played several show at venues such as: The Recher Theatre, Fletchers, The Funk Box, The Thunder Dome, and Have a Nice Day Café. Their debut album Lose The Alibis has moved almost 2,000 copies in one year, and is going strong. Their latest album Last Day Breathing has just been released.
Shonlock is a solo artist with ultra slick dance steps that features pop, rock, and hip-hop. He began his career as a choreographer and dancer with groups such as Aaliyah, Arrested Development, and Toby Mac before turning solo singer, songwriter, and producer.
ForeverAtLast has harnessed an exceptional mix of anthemic punk, mid-2000’s post hardcore, and modern rock on their new album, Ghosts Again. The band is led by female vocalist Brittany Paris and is signed with Victory Records.
“Come out for a great night of music,” said Jensen. “I also encourage local businesses to help sponsor this event by purchasing tickets to give to kids who really need to hear God’s message through music. This would be a great night to reach those kids who need it most.”
Doors open at 6 p.m. with the show beginning at 7 p.m. Concessions and merchandise from each group will be available for purchase.
Music videos of the bands performing on the Z8 Tour can be found below.