ASHEVILLE, N.C., Jan. 23, 2014 — The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville will again offer its popular “Evening at The Cove” concerts this year. Sixteen events are on the schedule, and the first concert of the year has already sold out. Ticket prices include the concert and buffet-style dinner; concert-only tickets will be offered for select programs.
Feb. 13: An Evening at The Cove with David Phelps – SOLD OUT
March 27: An Evening at The Cove with Brandon Heath
Nashville native Brandon Heath is known for thought-provoking songs like “Give Me Your Eyes,” “Your Love,” “Jesus in Disguise” and his latest hit, “Love Does.” Heath has been honored with multiple GMA Dove awards and five Grammy nominations.
May 10: An Evening at The Cove with Chris August
Contemporary Christian artist Chris August is making his first visit to The Cove. The GMA Dove award-winning singer, songwriter and keyboardist is known for hits like “Starry Night,” “Center of It,” and “Restore,” a song about protecting and healing a broken marriage.
June 15: An Evening at The Cove with Michael Card
Prolific singer/songwriter Michael Card is known for penning time-honored worship songs like “El Shaddai” and “Emmanuel.” Over the course of his 30-year career, Card has recorded 31 albums and authored or co-authored 24 books.
July 19: An Evening at The Cove with Phil Keaggy
One of the most respected guitarists in the United States, Phil Keaggy’s career spans more than 30 years and includes more than 50 vocal and instrumental albums and numerous GMA Dove awards.
Aug. 3: An Evening at The Cove with Rend Collective Experiment
This upbeat Irish band continues to garner worldwide recognition as a unique collective of multi-instrumentalists. Calling their music “homemade worship by handmade people,” Rend Collective has toured with Chris Tomlin, MercyMe, Tenth Avenue North and Lecrae.
Aug. 17: An Evening at The Cove with Laura Story
The Cove is excited to host Laura Story for the first time. The Spartanburg, S.C., native has won multiple GMA Dove awards and a Grammy. She is known for songs like “Blessings,” “I Can Just Be Me” and her popular version of Hillsong’s “Mighty to Save.”
Sept. 21: An Evening at The Cove with Jason Crabb
Grammy and Dove award-winning artist Jason Crabb has had hit songs in the Gospel, country and bluegrass world. Known for hits like “Who Am I” and “Love is Stronger,” Crabb has performed in Carnegie Hall and was part of Billy Graham’s last public Crusade in New York City in 2005.
Oct. 12: An Evening at The Cove with NewSong
NewSong, the founders of Winter Jam, are known for songs like “One True God,” “Swallow the Ocean,” and “The Christmas Shoes.”
Nov. 2: An Evening at The Cove with Fernando Ortega
Accomplished pianist and singer/songwriter Fernando Ortega has recorded 17 albums including his most recent record, Come Down, O Love Divine. Ortega is known both for his original songs and his interpretations of familiar favorites like “Give Me Jesus,” which he once recorded as a tribute to Billy Graham’s late wife, Ruth Bell Graham.
Dec. 4, 5, 6: Christmas at The Cove with Cliff Barrows and Friends Featuring The Collingsworth Family
Cliff Barrows, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s longtime music and program director, has shared the Gospel around the world with Billy Graham. For three nights this December, he’ll be joined by award-winning musical group, The Collingsworth Family, for a night of celebration at The Cove.
Dec. 11: Christmas at The Cove with Ernie Haase and Signature Sound
This upbeat, energetic Southern Gospel quartet earned the nickname “Ambassadors of Joy” while touring Europe. The Grammy-nominated and Dove award-winning group has collaborated with The Gaither Vocal Band and topped several Billboard Music Video charts. Ernie Haase and Signature Sound are making their first appearance at The Cove.
Dec. 12: Christmas at The Cove with Point of Grace
This talented trio will return to The Cove in 2014 for a special Christmas performance. Point of Grace has been a mainstay in the world of contemporary Christian music for 20 years, winning multiple GMA Dove awards for country and Christmas albums.
Dec. 13: Christmas at The Cove with Sara Groves
Acclaimed singer/songwriter Sara Groves has toured with Jars of Clay, Brandon Heath, Leeland and Sixpence None the Richer. She is an outspoken advocate for victims of human trafficking, working with the International Justice Mission.
About The Cove: Nestled in the scenic mountains of Asheville, N.C., the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove offers guests a unique and serene experience for purposeful growth through Bible training; in-depth seminars; personal spiritual retreats; concerts; programs for seniors, women and church or ministry leaders; and many other inspirational events throughout the year. The Cove is also available for group events for Christian churches and nonprofit ministries who are looking for a conference and retreat center. Facilities can accommodate small groups, such as board meetings and church staff retreats, as well as large groups up to 450 guests. For more information, call (800) 950-2092 or visit www.thecove.org. You can also connect with The Cove on these social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.
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