Rock the Lakes

Categories:  Music    Arts & Culture/Entertainment    Events
Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 5:20 AM
Rock the Lakes by Alex Bieler

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and some big players in the Christian music scene will make their way to Erie Insurance Arena to help educate and entertain this September. Rock the Lakes is a two-day event that will feature notable performers like TobyMac, Michael W. Smith, and former Flyleaf frontwoman Lacey, but the occasion provides a greater experience than just a chance to see some shows.

“It’s more than just an event that you see,” Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Festival Associate Christopher J. Smith says. “It’s really a multi-phase process and we went to a local church and we want to unify the churches and we want to impact the community with the good news of the Gospel and inspire Christians to their faith so that an investment is made in the community that will be there long after we are gone.”

After having success in Wisconsin and New York, Rock the Lakes was invited to come to Erie by some local church and business leaders. Now the two-day event welcomes everyone to join, even offering free admission to help spread its message to as many people as possible.

“We want to make this open to the public,” Smith says. “We pray that it will bring hope, strength, unity, and encouragement to those who attend and the local churches.”

Whether you’re looking for a holy boost or a chance to see TobyMac and the other notable Christian musicians, Rock the Lakes is coming to Erie to provide a spiritual experience for The Flagship City. – Alex Bieler

6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 and 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28 // 809 French St. //

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