Student Life

Campus concerts bring unique sounds, powerful messages

June 12, 2019

The Student Activities department at Liberty University attracted a wide variety of entertainers to the stage this school year, from nationally known artists to promising up-and-comers.

Tori Kelly performs at the Vines Center on April 6.

L.A.-based gospel and R&B artist Tori Kelly, known for her passionate vocals and stirring acoustic sound, took the stage in the Vines Center in April. Liberty alumna Jane “Nightbirde” Claudio opened for Kelly (read Claudio’s story on her rebirth after beating cancer).

Drew & Ellie Holcomb led off the spring semester lineup by captivating the crowd with romantic ballads at an intimate concert leading up to Valentine’s Day. Spring events also featured Bethel Music of the California-based Bethel Church, the art-pop husband/wife duo Gray Havens, folk and hip-hop musician Josh Garrels, and Tyson Motsenbocker, an alternative indie rock/pop rock artist from Southern California.

Christian hip-hop artist Tedashii joined Apollo LTD, rapper 1K Phew, and the folk duet of Jenny & Tyler to kick off the school year at the annual Block Party in September. Fall guests also included passionate worship leader Phil Wickham, heavy metal band RED, and comedian Michael Jr.

The variety of musical genres and lyrical styles brought to the campus stages every year resonates in the hearts and minds of the audience members, uplifting their spirits while stirring deeper contemplation of their faith and encouraging them to worship in new ways.

Follow Student Activities on social media and visit for upcoming concerts to be announced this summer.

Student Activities — a department of Liberty’s Campus Recreation division — offers more than 100 events each year, including movie nights, art expos, a film fest, and the popular student talent show, Coffeehouse, which is held each semester. Student Activities concerts are open to students, faculty and staff, alumni, and the general public.

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