VAN WERT — Saturday, Aug. 30 welcomes 2011’s GMA Dove Awards New Artist of the Year and Male Vocalist of the year, Chris August to Van Wert for free.
With paid admission into the fair, attendees can enjoy talent in the Gospel and Entertainment tents all week long. From rockabilly and country to southern gospel and Contemporary Christian there is something for everyone to enjoy. August’s album No Far Away won GMA’s pop/contemporary album of the year in 2011 and his 2012 album the Upside of Down continues to fill contemporary Christian radio nationwide. His number 1 hit single “Starry Night” will be sure to be in Saturday night’s playlist. Other recognizable songs are “7 X 70” a song about forgiveness, “Battle,” and “Center of It,” all songs in local playlists.
Also Saturday night, opening for Chris August will be Veridia. Check them out on you tube. February 2014, Veridia signed with Word Entertainment, Nashville, TN and released their first EP “Inseparable” shortly thereafter. The female-fronted group falls into the category of alternative rock and Veridia means ‘of truth.’
Lead singer Deena Jakoub explained in press releases it’s their creed to strive for raw honesty in all that they do, being true to themselves, the ones they love, and in their music. Veridia has been acclaimed as a band filled with conviction and passion to bring hope to the hopeless and applauded as a band that cares for their fans and truly wants to serve those who are hurting in any way.