* We were given admission to KTIS, Joyful Noise 2018 to help facilitate our review. All thoughts and opinions are based on our experience. They are honest and 100% ours.
We are so, so excited for this year’s KTIS Joyful Noise 2018 line up. We love every single performer that is coming, and we listen to them every day. Either on the radio, Spotify, or youtube. The kids are already singing and dreaming about which songs the artists will choose. We wanted to share some of our favorites with you.
The Friday night line up starts with Zach Williams who will perform at 6 pm. This year you can purchase VIP tickets and get in ahead of the crowd. VIP tickets mean you get first to pick where you want to sit. When I am struggling to move past something in my life I blare this song and all of the truths that go along with it.
After Zach Williams, David Crowder will take the stage at 7:30 pm. With your chair situated with your spot saved you will be able to find the cotton candy that is seriously bigger than your head. Pick pink, blue or a combination; your inner kid will be jumping for joy. My Crowder pick is Because He lives, this one is an old hymn that I recently learned. Oh, my, goodness. “Because he lives I can face tomorrow because he lives all fear is gone,” can I get an Amen!
The final performance of the night will come from Jeremy Camp. There is a theme in the songs I seem to love. They all have to do with my flesh submitting to the Lord. I am stubborn by nature and regularly have to learn the hard way. I am learning to be content in whatever life throws at me because it is the only place peace seems to be. It is when I stop running and stop trying on my own to accomplish anything. It only makes me worn out in every aspect. My Jeremy Camp pick is “He Knows.”
After the last song on Friday, we will head to our hotel room. We’ll sleep, wake up, eat breakfast, go swimming and wear off a bit of energy before heading to National Sports Center in Blaine, MN. There will be a whole soccer field full of inflatable bouncy houses, slides and obstacle courses.
At 11 am we get to hear Ginny Owens sing ‘If you want me to.” I have sung this song at the top of my lungs with tears pouring down my face. It is one of classics, and it will continue to be until the day I die. This song has gotten me through so many of life’s trials.
When I heard Austin French, I first thought who is that. I did what anyone would do; I went straight to youtube. Then thought hey, Maddie would like this guy’s music. Sure enough, I was right. Here’s a taste of what he will bring to the event. 12:15 pm is his stage time.
7eventh Time Down reminds us ‘God is on the move’ and to not get discouraged. Take a breath, move one step at a time and remember He is always faithful. They take the stage at 1:25 pm.
Jason Gray‘s songs are down to earth; real life is hard, I just want to sit in my ashes and be loved by God truths. He also brings excitement to being redeemed by Jesus and having a right relationship with God the father. He performs at 2:45 pm.
Compassion, peace, love, joy, patience and the way Jesus loved those around him is how I want to live my life. It is my prayer that God ‘Give your Eyes’ to see those around me as he does. Precious beloved children whom he loves so much he sent his son to die on the cross to take our sin. Brandon Heath performs at 4 pm.
Maddie screeched in excited when she heard Danny Gokey was performing at 5:30 pm. She will be jumping up and down by the stage with all of the other excited Gokey fans. ‘The Comeback’ is one of the songs she is hoping he sings.
There is a good chance she will go up front by the stage with me all evening. I might need to bring my earplugs just in case. Mandisa takes the stage after Danny Gokey at 7:30 pm.
Last, but certainly not least is for King & Country performs at 9 pm. Did you hear Drummer Boy from their Christmas album this year? It was a smash hit. Big sound, excellent lyrics and a show as only Joel and Luke can bring. However, it is their song ‘Without You’ that hits close to home for us. Since Mark was diagnosed with Lyme disease, it has rocked our family’s lives. Our kids miss their daddy, I miss my husband, and he misses his body, family time and healthy life. We continue to trust God with his healing, and we continue to say, whatever happens, blessed be the name of the Lord.
Every single performer has a more significant mission than standing on stage and entertaining the crowd. Each one is caring an essential message of God’s love for the world he created. A love so great he sent Jesus, his son, to die on a cross. Peace and joy are waiting for you today. Visit the Joyful Noise website and purchase your tickets today.