Meet the Artists for 2018
This year we kick off the day with a time of worship and praise lead by The Bridge City Worship Band. This group, made up of local worship leader from various fellowships embody the vision of Bridge City Music Festival to bring people of all denominations and walks of life together for the sole purpose of bringing glory to God. We can think of no better way to start our festival than by a time of worship together as the Body of Christ.
Matthew Seipel-Anderson is a singer/songwriter with a flavorful mix of chill reggae and adventurous rock and roll. His high energy show features foot percussion, live looping, and group singing. You can find Matt performing in venues around Minnesota, leading worship for his church, and playing weekly at the College of St. Scholastica’s Christian Student Community.
AbandonMe (Austin Brohman) was formed after a process of writing music and trying to start a band, but decideing to keep the band as a solo project. AbandonMe has a mixture of original music and covers, spanning from folk/bluegrass, country, and rock. AbandonMe has a strong faith base in every song.
Chris Mammenga has been writing songs since his early twenties about family, life experiences and his passion for God. While this is his first time appearing as a solo act at Bridge City, his band Old Man Down is a staple of the festival. Come enjoy some old school Christian covers and heartfelt original music and maybe a few stories.
Returning this year to our stage is local white metal group To Cross an Angel. This group brings a high energy show every time with their own brand of original, hard-hitting and gut level honest music. Come ready to jump around and enjoy this great local band.
Old Man Down is a group of local men who believe God gives us the strength to overcome the darkness that fights against each of us in this world. Using their own brand of classic rock style, their original lyrics and melodies combined with true-life experience testimonies will help you to connect with the God who saves, heals and sets free.
Josiah Charon comes to us from Bemidji, MN for his second year in a row. He has been rapping and creating his own beats since the age of 10. Now age 16, Josiah's latest project, "SplitRock", is available on Spotify, Google Play, ITunes and most everywhere else. With influences such as Toby Mac, Ruslan, Lecrae, and John Givez to draw from, Josiah has a style all his own. We are happy to welcome back this new, young, area artist.
Marcus Montana, known as TRU-SERVA to his music audience, is a passionate man whose mission is to help others find true life. This is his second year at Bridge City Music Festival.
Growing up in a single parent hom...e in Lacombe, LA outside of New Orleans, he was forced to raise himself while his Mom worked two jobs to provide for the family. Trapped in a materialistic society he chased after self-satisfaction, experiencing a void of true love. He was left broken after a long pursuit to fill that void, until one day....
At age 16, while TRU was at the end of his rope, drained from the emptiness of unfulfilling pleasure, he came face to face with Christ. He chose to take a spiritual step and committed to a personal relationship with Jesus.
TRU felt a calling to use his talent of hip-hop to help change lives. From a young age, hip-hop influenced his style, language and attitude and it felt natural to use this genre of music and way of life to help reach people. Through his rap lyrics, he portrays a powerful message of the cross and of a positive change. He sees himself as an over comer and example of hope to many, where he stepped above the trap of being an African American male dead or in jail by age 25.
A strong vision for connection is what this musician strives to accomplish each and everyday. TRU aims to make a connection between the streets and the church, saying "The walls of the church need to fall down and people need to get out of their seats and go out." He also wants to see the connection between generations, where he can speak to both kids and adults.
Headlining this years festival is AsWeAre! AsWeAre has become known nationally for its inspirational message of hope and unity. Forming in early 2012, (AWA) has been active in the music industry nationally and internationally. From DIY tours, to big ticket festivals, AWA has kept a consistent tour schedule. The band's feet on the ground approach has gained them recognition world wide and has helped them brand their own style and sound.
In 2017, the band was listed in several publications as one of the top bands to get to know in 2017. This bands live energy is something to see!