HLGU
Press Release

Sidewalk Prophets Coming to HLGU


Thursday, June 30, 2011
by Public Relations Office

Hannibal, MO – The Hannibal-LaGrange University Student Development Office will host a concert featuring the band Sidewalk Prophets in Parker Theatre on August 31 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5.00 at the door and the public is invited.

Consisting of Dave Frey, Ben McDonald, Cal Joslin, and Justin Nace, Sidewalk Prophets integrates worship with real life.

“We love performing,” Frey says simply and you get the impression that is the simple truth. “But we also love the people we perform for,” he adds, injecting a layer of complexity to the equation.

“One of the first things we ever did as a band was to lead worship at chapel in college,” McDonald interjects. “That was the connect point for us. Although we don’t consider ourselves to be a worship band, we probably do more worship music than our original music, and that’s fine with us.”

The two friends had no idea what was in store for them when their paths crossed at Anderson University seven or eight years ago, but one listen to their hugely anticipated major label debut, These Simple Truths, confirms the band’s undeniable talent. The fact that they have been on the road for over 150 dates per year for the past half-decade and show no signs of slowing down attests to their tenacious work ethic. But while there are tons of bands with talent and tenacity who never progress beyond the garage, Sidewalk Prophets insist it is the ever-present hand of the Lord that has lifted them to the next level of their career.

For more information please contact Margaret Street, student activities director, at 573.629.3006 or email at mstreet@hlg.edu.

Contact Information

Carolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations
573-629-3116