Switchfoot presented the tour as a way to thank their fans for more than 20 years of music. Really, it also ultimately served as proof of why this group can easily fill out auditoriums after over two decades. The songs cast a little light on the things that survive the shipwrecks, the things that outlast the storms: love, hope, redemption, melody, community. The resilience of those things through all the worst chapters we live is truly a joy invincible.
Meeting Josh and Lacey Sturm and seeing a live performance after all these years of listening to and following the music and ministry was such an incredible experience. I would encourage anyone who hasn't to get out to a live show-- it is a spiritually and emotionally awakening experience.
In spite of what you’ve been told about the “evils of rock and roll,” rock music has been making a positive impact on people’s lives for almost as long as the genre has existed. One such band that has been using rock music as a platform for positive change for a long time is Welsh [...]
Switchfoot’s Native Tongue tour stopped in Nashville on a rainy night in February. It was close enough to the beginning of the tour that everyone was a little giddy; after all, a year earlier, the future of Switchfoot had seemed deeply uncertain as they entered a hiatus. Now we had a brand new album and [...]
Decyfer Down performs on their tour celebrating the 10th anniversary of Crash.
Manic Drive performs on Winter Jam tour 2019. All photos by Mary Nikkel.
Skillet performs on tour with Breaking Benjamin, Spring 2019. All photos by Mary Nikkel.
Fight the Fury performing on tour with Breaking Benjamin, photographed by Mary Nikkel.
The CVJM Loud and Proud festival is gearing up for its 10th anniversary in 2019. This week, the first headliner was announced for the rock festival, which is held annually in Betzdorf, Germany.
Disciple concert photos by Mary Nikkel, taken in Harrisburg, AR on October 18, 2018.