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2nd Annual ‘Big Church Night Out’ is ‘Going to Be a Hoot’ Says Crowder

2nd Annual Big Church Night Out Concert
Jordan Feliz, Crowder and Sarah Reeves (The Media Collective)
"Big Church Night Out" is a celebration of the beauty and diversity of the many different ways we worship while uniting behind the one thing that unites us all. It’s a night of worship, entertainment, music, prayer, laughter, art, reflection, and so much more. Whether coming alone, loading up the entire family or a bringing a church group, this night is designed for everyone.

Last year was the kick-off tour with the Newsboys. This year the tour takes church on the road with a variety of great names in Christian music including Crowder, Jordan Feliz, Sarah Reeves, illusionist Brock Gill and worship leader Jamison Strain.

“I’m so excited to be on the 'Big Church Night Out' Tour this fall celebrating the diversity of the Church with some of my good friends,” said Crowder. “It’s going to be a hoot.”

Join the one and only “Swamp-Rock” master - Crowder, who will close out the show each night with a grand finale - along with his good friends on the 2nd Annual "Big Church Night Out" Tour. The tour features the pop catchy sounds of Jordan Feliz, known for his hit song “The River,” and new album release Future with singles “Witness” and “Count That High!” in addition to singer-songwriter Sarah Reeves, a newcomer on the scene who is rolling out 13 fresh tracks this year, including the recently released “Easy.”

“I’m looking forward to being with my friends Crowder and Jordan Feliz this fall on 'Big Church Night Out,'” Reeves said. “I can’t wait to play some of my new songs from my new album and connect with everyone who comes out!”

"Big Church Night Out" welcomes back worship leader Jamison Strain, who dove into the inaugural tour last year. "My favorite memory from last year's 'Big Church Night Out' was seeing the church come together as a whole and worship Jesus," said Strain. "'Big Church Night Out' is like a family reunion - a place where denomination gets set aside, worship preference isn’t a thing and the main focus is Jesus. There is something for everyone, from hymns to modern worship. This is a night for the 5-year-old to the 95-year-old.”

The "Big Church Night Out" Tour will also be hosting illusionist Brock Gill, who shows the gospel in ways that you will remember for a lifetime. An evangelist at heart, Gill has shared the gospel message by means of illusions, great escapes and slights of hand to thousands of people worldwide - from youth groups and churches to massive arenas and tours, including Winter Jam.
There will be a variety of special ticket packages from “big group” savings, VIP packages, and family 4-pack specials as well. This is a great opportunity to bring your unchurched friends for them to hear the good news of Jesus Christ. Come out to "Big Church Night Out" and “let’s do church!”

Tickets can be purchased at the Church Night Out website.

Big Church Night Out Dates:

  • 4 – Macon, GA | Ingleside Baptist Church
  • 5 – Murfreesboro, TN | World Outreach Church
  • 6 – Birmingham, AL | Samford University Wright Center
  • 7 – Dothan, AL | Dothan Civic Center
  • 11 – New Orleans, LA | Church of the King
  • 12 – College Station, TX | Central Baptist Church
  • 13 – Corpus Christi, TX |American Bank Center Selena Auditorium
  • 14 – Lake Charles, LA | Glad Tidings Church
  • 18 – Jacksonville, FL | Christ’s Church
  • 19 – Clearwater, FL | Calvary Church
  • 20 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL | First Baptist Church
  • 21 – Tallahassee, FL | Christian Heritage Church
  • 25 – Hampton, VA | LibertyLive.Church
  • 26 – New Bern, NC | Temple Church
  • 27 – Salem, VA | Salem Civic Center
  • 28 – Myrtle Beach, SC | Beach Church


  • 1 – Charleston, WV | Charleston Municipal Auditorium
  • 2 – Williamsport, MD | Gateway Church
  • 3 – Syracuse, NY | Landmark Theatre
  • 4 – Wilkes-Barre, PA | Mohegan Sun Arena@ Casey Plaza
  • 8 – Evansville, IN | Old National Events Center
  • 9 – Fort Wayne, IN | First Assembly Fort Wayne
  • 10 – Toledo, OH | Stranahan Theater
  • 11 – Saginaw, MI | The Heritage Theater at the Dow Event Center
  • 15 – Burlington, IA | Burlington Memorial Auditorium
  • 16 – Rockford, IL | Coronado Performing Arts Center
  • 17 – Dubuque, IA | Five Flags Center
  • 18 – Rochester, MN | Mayo Civic Center Auditorium

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