The Rock and Worship Roadshow changed not only the name to just “Roadshow” but also changed the main act for 2014. Skillet and Third Day topped the Roadshow 2014 Lineup and were an acceptable replacement for the band MercyMe who created the Roadshow five years ago. The Roadshow chose the Salt Lake City Maverick Center as the final tour stop.
I am glad I was able to attend.
The lineup provided a great variety. The bands Skillet, Third Day, Jamie Grace, Andy Mineo, Royal Tailor, The Neverclaim and We as Humans cover about every music genre from alternative rock to R&B. Since I don’t listen to hip hop on a regular basis I would not know artists like Andy Mineo nor would I come in contact with his fans. Being exposed to various music styles make me appreciated music and various talent even more.
Skillet received the Roadshow Award for best artist right in front of us. This was a fan based award. And after seeing them live on February 16, 2014 I can understand why. Skillet brought down the house with their hit singles Monster and Sick of It among others. Those songs are also well- known in non-Christian markets. Nobody made Jesus sound cooler than this band. It warmed my heart to see John Cooper (Founder and lead vocalist of Skillet) quoting Bible verses in front of an enthusiastic crowd of teens after screaming his heart out and sweating every water drop out of his body after rocking it out. We love Christian Music Awards 2014 awarded Skillet also for Song of the Year, Album of the Year and 2013 Fan Impact Award.
I have seen Third Day for the third time in four years (see my other articles). And, on all three occasions I admired Mac Powell (lead vocalist of Third Day) experiences, fan interactions, disposition, voice and talent. The band has been together for 20 years and it shows. They know each other and work the stage so good together. My favorite song by them on Sunday was Tunnel.
If you have never seen Skillet and/ or Third Day you will still have a chance because it seems that they can’t have enough of each other and are continue to tour together. Check out their tour dates here at Third Day Tour.
The event was overshadowed by a tragic accident. A youth group from Dugway Proving Ground (Military Installations) got in a fatal accident on the way to the concert. 3 people died and several teens were thrown out the vehicle.
The artists and fans received words of the accident during the concert. Mac Powell from Third Day opened their set with a prayer for those affected by the accident.
After the show, I talked to the band Neverclaim at their merchandise table. Suddenly the phrase: “Have a safe trip home” and “Drive Carefully” had a real meaning for both of us.