Monday, August 24, 2009

Faith Rising and The Terry McNeal Band

August 31, 2009 Concerts by the River in Decatur

Let the spirit move you with music from two amazing bands who will redefine your view of contemporary Christian rock. The City of Decatur Parks and Recreation Department proudly welcomes Faith Rising and The Terry McNeal Band in their debut performances at Concerts by the River on Monday, August 31, 2009. Bridging generations, this is a concert for the entire family that is designed to reconnect family members to each other and their faith through a shared love and experience of great rock music! Concerts are free and are held at Rhodes Ferry Park with music beginning at 6:00 PM and usually concluding by 8:15 PM. For updated schedule information, please call 341-4818 or visit In case of inclement weather, cancellation decisions will be made after 4:00 PM.

Faith Rising was established as a power-focused rock band to spread its inspirational message through a hard-charging and dynamic sound that drives a positive path. Based in Huntsville, Alabama, this band features the talents of compelling frontsman Jamie Cooper, the earth-shattering drums of Gregg Taylor, the crunching guitar of George Buffington and the thundering bass of Norman Duffell. For more information on Faith Rising or to listen to a sound sample, please visit or From power chords to powerful lyrics, Faith Rising rocks!

More than “another 3 chord praise band,” The Terry McNeal Band is composed of talented musicians whose musical gifts allow them to change lives with their fresh sound and thought-provoking message. Their unique sound and original Christian music is focused not only on youth, but also is directed to the “forgotten generation” who grew up listening to music from Pearl Jam, The Who and The Police. The musically-accomplished line-up of The Terry McNeal Band includes Terry McNeal (singer, songwriter, guitar), Bobby Hendricks (bass, vocals), Scott Owens (guitar, vocals) and Bryan Williams (drums, percussion and vocals.) To learn more about The Terry McNeal Band and to enjoy a music sample, please visit or The power of their music and message will lift you!

Concert-goers are invited to bring their picnic baskets, lawn chairs or a blanket and enjoy an evening of free entertainment on the banks of the beautiful Tennessee River. For more information, please call 341-4818.

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