The Newsboys are back — the popular christian band is set to play Sept. 13 at Barren County High School’s gymnasium, and it will benefit BC Reads and Feeds and BCHS’s Future Christian Athletes.
On Thursday, a press conference was held at BCHS’s Innovation Zone about the upcoming benefit-concert. The conference discussed when and where the concert will take place, ticket prices, and how the concert will benefit the programs.
Terry Bunnell, a Glasgow councilman, organized for the Newsboys to visit Glasgow for their Greatness of our God tour. It will be their second stop of thirty.
The band performed at BCHS four years ago for the benefit of the YMCA and BCHS’s Athletic Booster Club.
After expense coverage, the remaining proceeds will be donated to BC Reads and Feeds and BCHS’s FCA. BC Reads and Feeds, a summer program that brings free breakfast and lunch to children across Barren County, is more than pleased about the upcoming benefit.
“We’re very excited to be able to support this event,” Cheyanne Fant, director of 21st Century Community Learning Centers and Nutrition Services at Barren County Schools, said. “The community has been working hard for this with the contributions we’ve raised for this program, and it will buy food to go into our backpacks.”
Tickets go on sale June 17 on Barren County Schools’ website at barren.kyschools.us. There will be three different levels of tickets at $45, $35 and $20.
Two different VIP packages will be available to add-on as well. The platinum package will be $100 and includes a photo with the Newsboys, early entry, a questionnaire, a souvenir tour laminate and a souvenir tour poster. The gold package will be $25 and does not include a photo with the band.
According to Bunnell, he is proud of having the band return to Glasgow for another benefit concert and is excited for their performance.
“It will be a great benefit for two wonderful organizations,” Bunnell said. “It’ll be a great night on September 13 at Barren County High School.”