Meet one of our Event Staff Supervisors, Drew!
written by Haley Hicks
Based on my credibility as an 19-year-old female who has 16 original Spotify playlists, 23 Pandora Radio stations, and 12 unique car radio presets (which after all are the only true measure of musical competency), I am more than qualified to say that the upcoming Britt Nicole and for KING & COUNTRY concert on November 7 will be one for the books.
There is no doubt that Britt Nicole is an extremely talented and multifaceted artist. There is also no doubt that she draws upon many genres and styles in order to (p)raise the roof, so to speak. After all, if you take a listen to her music through the years (she’s been a front-runner since her debut in 2007), you can hear undertones of acoustic, R&B, punk, indie, and even some dubstep amidst the notoriously confining label of “bubblegum pop”. Her anthemic ballads and introspective lyrics round out her more upbeat and light-hearted tracks.
There are a plethora of reasons for virtually anyone to listen to and enjoy a performance by Contemporary Christian Music’s “Golden Girl”, so there are no excuses not to come and see her in concert! And speaking of her latest chart-topping album (Gold, 2012), you can expect to “See for the First Time” many “Breakthrough” songs which chronicle the “Amazing Life” of “That Girl”, whether you’re “Ready or Not”.
Don’t forget that the award-winning Australian duo, for KING & COUNTRY will also be in concert with Britt Nicole. The visionary, poignant, and deeply creative songs by this band of brothers will not disappoint, nor will their delightful accents.
So mark your calendars today, and be sure to grab your tickets early. You better get ready to behold the awesomeness of this matchup, as well as “worship your socks off” with two of the most creative and endearing artists that we are proud to have perform here at Liberty University!
To get more info and purchase tickets, check out our Music page.
Meet one of our staff members, Emily!
written by Robert Johns
Last week, the Nashville-based band All Sons & Daughters made their way to our campus and lead a powerful night of worship to a sold-out crowd of over 600. This was only the second show in the new LaHaye Event Space and it could not have been better. Not only did they play for nearly 90 minutes, they also provided stations for attendees to take communion and write out prayers. They capped the night off with an unplugged version of the classic song, Heart of Worship.
Not only are they talented musicians, but they were great people as well. From their band members to their crew, it was a pleasure working with each of them. Their concern for their craft was evident, but so was their heart to lead others in worship.
written by Erin Diaz
I remember the first time I walked into Coffeehouse. It was Christmas of 2012 and spirits were high as there was less than a week left until the long awaited Christmas break. As I walked into the Vines Center, I realized that it wasn't the Vines Center anymore. It was the epitome of the Christmas season for me. As I looked around, I also realized the community I was sitting among – a community of people cheering, laughing, and trying everything they could to get on the jumbotron.
I wanted to be a part of this. I didn't want to just come to Coffeehouse anymore; I wanted to be the one to make the decorations, to judge tryouts, to take down decoration thieves, and whatever else came with it. I wanted in.
I interviewed to be a part of Student Activities a few months later, when it was springtime and plans for the next year were starting to be jogged in my mind. When I interviewed, I had no idea that there were so few actual Event Staff that put on these events. I was hired as a receptionist at first, and six months later was offered the switch to Event Staff.
I never could have imagined the implications of joining the Student Activities Event Staff in January 2014. I was never anything short of included and loved as I came into a group of people with diverse, outgoing and creative personalities. This group of people amazes me to no end - the full time staff who care individually for each staff member, the supervisors who work so hard to make sure every need is met, and finally, the Event Staff itself. Ten months after joining, I realize that, when I think about my life, their faces pop into my mind almost as quickly as my family's. They are more important to me than I ever could have imagined.
I think you really bond with people when you work 20 hour shifts with them. There's something about being exhausted and then seeing a face that you know and hugging that person that lifts spirits like nothing else. We work often and we work long hours, but the time we spend together is always enjoyable simply because we have each other. This may sound cheesy, but I assure you that you can ask any of the 18 of us if this is true and they will say it is.
Student Activities Event Staff is home for me. Walking into the office almost daily and seeing familiar faces smiling at me is the best highlight of my time here at Liberty. The friends I have made on staff are the people I am inseparable with, in and out of work. Our job is to build and sustain a community of believers that know how to have a lot of fun by providing a variety of events that allow just about everyone to build relationships. And our job immediately reflects what Student Activities is like for those of us who work here: we have become a community of believers that are not just friends, but family.