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Bands 7eventh Time Down and Cloverton Coming To Watford City


August 2, 2017 | View PDF

Two musical acts are coming to Watford City on August 10, and everyone in the community is invited. Providing the entertainment at the Watford City High School Theater will be the bands, 7eventh Time Down and Cloverton. This continues the tradition of one local school, attempting to provide services and outreach to their community.

Johnson Corner Christian Academy will be hosting the event for the third year, as a part of its community outreach and ministry. Johnson Corner Christian Academy was founded in 1983 and is a non-profit private school whose motto is, "Investing in children today to change the world tomorrow for Christ." The school is approved by the State Department of Public Instruction for grades K-12, and teaches regular academic subjects along with Biblical studies.

Organizing the conference is Kelby Tibbons, and he spoke to the Roundup about his high expectations for the event and why the community should be excited about the evening.

"Most of the time, if local folks want to go see a concert they have to drive quite a way," Tibbons said, "but this is a wonderful opportunity for music to come to Watford City and for people to take advantage of a local event. It's not very often that you have talent like this come straight to Watford City."

7eventh Time Down will be the main act, and is an American-Christian rock band. Known best for their album, Alive in You, they have released five albums since 2011. The Kentucky-based band is described by popular Christian radio network, KLOVE, as, "adept at mixing infectious melodies with inspiring lyrics."

Opening for 7eventh Time Down will be the band, Cloverton, a contemporary Christian worship band from Kansas. Cloverton has charted on Billboard's Christian Music section and maintains a popular following and continues to produce albums and tour for live performances. The band also does a fair amount of charitable work, including for CURE International, which is a non-profit organization that assists children with disabilities.

The concert will be free for those who attend, although there will be a free-will offering for those who would like to support the academy.

When asked the purpose of the event, Tibbons said, "The event does raise funds for the school, but that is not the main point. The main point is to let the community know that we're here and to get our name out. Also, we want to tell people about Christ."

Tibbons, a 2011 graduate of the academy and pumper for Oasis, asserts that the academy provides a valuable service, saying, "They're instilling the word of God into children, and that's what it's all about. It's the next generation."

"The Gospel is best summarized by Romans 5:8," Tibbons continued, "that 'God demonstrates his love for us in this; that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.' That's what we want to express to people. This event is just a small way to do that."

No tickets are necessary for the August 10 event, which begins at 7pm.


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