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Jars of Clay to perform in Fort Wayne

Statement issued Tuesday:

March 6, 2012 FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Grammy-winning Christian rock band Jars of Clay will perform in a multi-band venue at the USF Performing Arts Center in downtown Fort Wayne on Wednesday, April 18 as part of Spring Fling Week at the University of Saint Francis (USF). Campus Ministry at USF is sponsoring the event.

Jars of Clay’s performance will blend alternative rock, folk, acoustic and rhythm and blues styles in a musical celebration of God. Deriving its name from II Corinthians 4:7 in the New International Version translation of the Bible, the band has sold millions of recordings from its song collections, including the latest, “The Shelter.”

Performing with them will be special guests Leagues and Matthew Perryman Jones, both joining Jars on the road nationally this spring. Leagues is writing and recording a full-length record that will be released in 2012, and Nashville, Tenn.-based Perryman Jones is touring in support of his extended-play recording, “The Distance in Between.” Two local bands, State Line City and The Good Confession will also play.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and the local bands will begin the concert at around 6 p.m., followed by Leagues, Perryman Jones and then Jars of Clay. General admission tickets are $10 through itickets.com or $15 at the door. USF faculty, staff and students are free with university ID.

USF invites the public to be part of this extraordinary music event in the new USF Performing Arts Center at 431 W. Berry St., the former Scottish Rite. For more information, visit usfpac.com/events/jars-of-clay or contact Campus Ministry Director Josh Stagni at (260) 399-7700, ext. 6703 or jstagni@sf.edu.

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