Mission Temple Fireworks Revival
featuring Paul Thorn & Band, Blind Boys of Alabama and The McCrary Sisters
DATE: Saturday, Nov. 17, 8pm
LOCATION: Baum Walker Hall at Walton Arts Center
PRE-PAID PARKING: remember to purchase pre-paid parking along with your tickets for a guaranteed space in the nearby parking deck!
Join us for a special VIP Pre-Show Meet & Greet with Paul Thorn and other artists including members of the Blind Boys of Alabama and The McCrary Sisters. This meet & greet benefits Walton Arts Center's Arts Education Programs.
ABOUT THE CONCERT:
The son of a preacher man, Mississippi-raised Paul Thorn spent much of his childhood in church services with his father as well as neighboring African American congregations, where he became entranced with gospel music, its infectious spirit and the strong sense of communion that it fostered.
Thorn’s upbringing helped cultivate his unique brand of roots music – bluesy, rocking and thoroughly Southern American – often addressing the foibles of human relationships, but never favoring the sacred over the profane. Performing alongside the five-time Grammy Award®-winning gospel icons the Blind Boys of Alabama and the legendary gospel group The McCrary Sisters, Paul Thorn returns to his roots in this soulful performance full of heartfelt songs of redemption and healing.