Central Mississippi Will Graham Celebration to Feature Award-Winning Musical Artists

March 17, 2014

CLINTON, Miss., March 17, 2014 – With styles ranging from contemporary to hip hop, and rock to worship, the musical acts taking the stage as part of the upcoming Central Mississippi Will Graham Celebration will provide something for everybody and bring a bevy of award-winning artists to the area.

Those who will perform include Grammy Award-nominated artists like the Rhett Walker Band and Canton Jones, and decorated music veterans Paul Baloche and Matthew West, whose songs are sung in churches across the country every Sunday morning.

Dove Award New Artist of the Year and Album of the Year winners The Afters and Texas-based hip hop star Tedashii round out the featured performers.

“A significant amount of thought and prayer went into finding the perfect musicians to come alongside Will for the Celebration,” said Celebration Director Bob Hickling. “We hope that the community is as excited as we are with the great artists who will be here, and will come out to see awesome performances followed by Will’s inspiring messages.”

In addition to the nightly Celebration events, a special program for children – called KidzFest – will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, March 29. Go Fish, a kid-focused band that has performed at several Will Graham Celebrations over the years, will entertain the crowd. KidzFest will also include a program called The Greatest Journey, a live performance adapted from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s children’s curriculum of the same name.

About the Central Mississippi Will Graham Celebration:

The Central Mississippi Will Graham Celebration is a free, family-friendly three-day event that will be held at A. E. Wood Coliseum on the campus of Mississippi College in Clinton, March 28-30, 2014. For more information, including dates, times and a list of events, please visit www.cmscelebration.org and www.facebook.com/CentralMissCelebration.

About Will Graham:

Will is the third generation of Grahams to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ under the banner of the BGEA. He is the grandson of Billy Graham and the oldest son of Franklin Graham. Will has held multi-day outreaches on six continents. In addition to the Central Mississippi Celebration, his 2014 schedule includes events in Sri Lanka, Japan, Australia and Papua New Guinea. Additionally, Will serves as vice president of the BGEA and as executive director of the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville, N.C.

MEDIA NOTE: Interviews with artists must be arranged in advance through their individual managers. Contact Erik Ogren at (704) 577-2109 or eogren@bgea.org for manager information.