Harvest America 2013
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Harvest America is a live nationwide event, streamed from Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia to thousands of participating locations across the country including churches, theaters, businesses, and living rooms.
Featuring performances by top Christian artists and a clear gospel message by Greg Laurie, the goal of Harvest America is to impact a nation desperately in need of hope.
September 28-29, 2013
Wells Fargo Center
3601 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Special Guest / Musician Bios
Formed in 1994, MercyMe found its way into the spotlight with its subsequent release of "I Can Only Imagine," which gained popularity in both Christian and mainstream markets. Since then, MercyMe has continued to produce top-quality albums as a Multi-Platinum band and has enjoyed several Grammy nominations and multiple Dove awards. In 2009, Billboard named MercyMe's, "Word Of God Speak," the No. 1 Christian Song of the Decade. Their eighth studio album, released in 2012, The Hurt & The Healer, debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 chart and was written as a reminder to people that they are redeemed and sanctified in Jesus Christ.
Best known as the leader of urban contemporary gospel choirs, Kirk Franklin has won nine Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, 39 Stellar Awards, 16 GMA Dove Awards, eight NAACP Image Awards, two BET Music Awards, a Soul Train Award, and numerous others. In 2010, he authored the New York Times bestseller The Blueprint: A Plan for Living Above Life's Storms. His recent album, Hello Fear, represents a long road taken to reach a divine revelation and freedom that Franklin believes is possible for every hurting soul.
With 25 number-one radio singles, four gold albums, seven Dove awards, and multiple nominations ranging from Favorite Artist to Album of the Year, Camp is no stranger to accolades. But more impressive than his achievement is his faithful commitment to glorifying God through his music and lyrics. Hope and healing despite personal tragedy is the theme of not only several of his songs, but of his autobiographical book, I Still Believe, and the forthcoming film in collaboration with Greg Laurie and Nick Vujicic, Hope for Hurting Hearts.
NEEDTOBREATHE and their 'anthemic Southern rock' sound is getting national attention both in and out of the Christian music scene. Their album, The Outsiders, was featured in numerous blockbuster films and prime-time television shows. Winner of 9 GMA Dove Awards, NEEDTOBREATHE has a reputation as a must-see live act. The band's latest album, The Reckoning, debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart. NEEDTOBREATHE is passionate about carefully composing songs with a deeper meaning, addressing serious themes relevant to the brokenhearted and downtrodden.
It was a rocky road that guided Lecrae in the way of grace and redemption. Raised by a single mother in a home of abuse and neglect, Lecrae looked to the streets, living a lifestyle filled with drugs, crime, and rap music. At the age of 19, Lecrae became a Christian and a desire stirred in him to offer hope and encouragement through music. His album, Rebel, released in 2008, became the first Christian Rap album to ever sit in the No. 1 position on Billboard's Top Gospel Charts. Today, Lecrae is a very popular Christian Hip-Hop artist. In 2013, Lecrae's recent album, Gravity, won a Grammy for Best Gospel Album of the Year. With more than 70,000 sales in its first week, Gravity became the No. 1 Rap Album, No. 1 Independent Album, and No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart.
The Katinas, five brothers from American Samoa�James, Jesse, Joe, John, and Sam�have been singing together since they were children. With 10 studio albums to their name, the brothers have come a long way from playing at their father's church on the islands, remaining in the forefront of the Christian music circuit for more than 21 years. The Dove Award-winning group harmonizes like only a family can, producing music that is centered on faith, hope, and family. The Katinas have performed numerous times at the Harvest Crusades, with their smooth and soulful sound inspiring the audience to worship freely.
Leading worship at Pastor Greg Laurie's home church (Harvest Christian Fellowship® in Riverside and Orange County, California), the Harvest Worship Band is often charged with creating music that illustrates and enhances the themes of Laurie's messages. The band's latest release, "Hope for America," is an anthem of hope and was written as a theme song for Harvest Crusades'® national outreach, Harvest America.