Help Us Reach CA ... In More Ways Than One
Tue., May. 17. 2005 3:41pm EDT
Please consider helping us out with our effort to reach Southern California ... even if you're not going to be near the Golden State this weekend. Here's how:
Our appearance in Riverside is an outreach. We're the only Christian band to be asked to play the Orange Blossom Festival (last year they stuck us after the Bud Light girls and before the Celtic band), and it's a huge event. The streets were packed last year when we played Sunday afternoon. This year, we play Sunday evening, which is an even more ideal time.
Our concert in Antelope the next day came about as a "support the musicianaries" concert. See, not only are we donating our performance in Riverside, but we're also paying to fly ourselves to Riverside for the event. We were asked back after our appearance there last year and we're excited about going, but we considered bowing out of our appearance in Riverside, since $4000-plus in airline tickets is kind of a strain right now. However, we believe God has made a way where there was no way:
Long-time ApologetiX fan and concert promoter Tony Nole has set up the Sunday concert in Antelope primarily as a fundraiser to make it possible for ApologetiX to be in Riverside the day before. They're renting the venue, taking care of all the expenses, and donating 100% of the proceeds to the band to help offset the costs of flying ourselves to California from Philadelphia. What a great bunch of supporters we have in California!
So, even if you're not anywhere near California, you could help by buying a "donor ticket" to the concert in Antelope. Just buy some tickets to that show, and your money will go toward helping ApologetiX reach Southern California via the Orange Blossom Festival -- whether or not you can actually show up. And if you let the folks in Antelope know, they'll give your unused ticket to some youth who might not otherwise come.
Last week a number of you responded to our initial request, and we were really, really blessed by that. However, the need is still great, so if you feel so led, there's still time :) Our mission is to "reach the lost and teach the rest." We know that if we ever let folks know of an opportunity to help the ministry, you do, and very generously, so we thank you in advance! You rock!
To buy tickets check out: http://www.apologetix.com/concerts/concerts-details.php?concert_id=133144