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Fishfest

Saturday

Jun 30, 2018 – 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM

2695 East Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92806 Map

  • MercyMe
  • Kari Jobe
  • Phil Wickham
  • Danny Gokey

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Fishfest is Southern California’s premier one-day Christian music festival, bringing together 15,000+ people each year for a day of music, encouragement and fun. Produced by Transparent Productions, this festival provides a place for the community to come together and worship at the Honda Center with opportunities to participate in the outdoor festival area, play games, meet the best artists in Christian Music, win prizes and so much more. FishFest will be a day you will never forget! Join us on June 30, 2018 for FishFest 2018 to hear MercyMe, Kari Jobe, Phil Wickham, Blanca, Tauren Wells, For All Seasons, and The Young Escape! FishFest has sold out the past 10 years, tickets go fast with prices starting at just $9.59 so don’t miss this amazing opportunity!
$20 - $175
MercyMe: Coming Up To Breathe

As the history of modern music unfolds, certain albums are obvious landmarks. Those are the times when vision meets talent in a divine appointment that produces a collection of songs that help define an artist's career, such as White Heart's Freedom, Amy Grant's "Lead Me On," dcTalk's "Jesus Freak," Michael W. Smith's Eye 2 Eye, and U2's "The Joshua Tree," among others. MercyMe's new INO Records release, "Coming Up to Breathe," is one of those albums.

The journey toward self-discovery has been a winding, often bumpy road, for Millard and his bandmates. Along the way, it yielded some incredible music, including the poignant anthem "I Can Only Imagine." The song transcended musical barriers to become a multi-format smash, pushing sales of MercyMe's INO debut, "Almost There," beyond double platinum and earning them numerous accolades, including the Gospel Music Association's Song of the Year. The band has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Fox & Friends, applauded in Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, The New York Times and other prime media outlets, as well as touring extensively and launching a successful organization to aid young people entering the mission field called The Go Foundation.

But along with the mountaintops come the valleys and the band went through a painful time in which several people close to them died in a matter of weeks. "Making the last record was so intense," says Millard. "We had so much tragedy we had to deal with. It was just a very draining experience, and in the next year or two we were kind of reliving that through the live show and explaining what happened. It was very exhausting."

That's why the title "Coming Up to Breathe" holds special significance for Millard and the band. "We just want to take a break and surface and take a gasp of air," he says. "We just wanted to stop for a second and kind of let our hair down."

Millard says there was definitely a lighter mood in the making of this album. "We danced half way through making the record because we hadn't had any major tragedy," he confesses. "So it was really just a blast to go through something like this and not have something real heavy lingering over our heads. I think that every song definitely has a message within itself and they can minister to people in different ways."

Millard is pleased with the success of MercyMe's previous albums, but admits there's a special satisfaction in this one. "We've always joked about wanting to make our Whiteheart 'Freedom' or our Amy Grant 'Lead Me On,' and time will tell if that is ever the case," Millard says, "but we just gave it everything we had. There was no holding back on this record."

The result is a record destined to stand as a milestone in an illustrious career, but what matters most to MercyMe is the impact the music will have on others. "Regardless of what you are going through in life, regardless of what you are consumed with, regardless of what fills up your everyday life," says Millard, "there are times you have to stop and surface and take a deep breath and remember what's important. That's what this album is for us. It's addressing everything we've gone through and realizing the one common denominator in all this Jesus. That's what is worth taking a breath for."

Danny Gokey: My Name is Daniel J. Gokey and I am 28 years old and I currently reside in Milwaukee Wisconsin where I was born and raised. I come from a pretty big family with 4 sisters: Angela, Janell, Gina, and Tracey along with my brother Charles. I also have 14 nieces and nephews! Many people can relate with me in saying that 2008 was a rough year. I was married on May 15th, 2004 to the love of my life Sophia Martinez, we had been together since 1997 and decided that it was time to unite our love in marriage forever. My wife was born with a heart condition that she previously had corrective surgeries for as a child. To make a long story short, she had surgery this year again and passed away on July 9th of 2008. I was devastated. We were married for 4 years, and it abruptly came to an end. Since her passing, the journey has not been easy. But I can honestly say that my faith in God has brought me thus far. One thing that has brought much hope to me is the thought of carrying her legacy on, through a non-profit organization for children I founded in her honor, Sophia's Heart Foundation. www.sophiasheart.org I ask you to keep me in your thoughts and prayers. I thank all of my friends and family for your support during this time of my life. With out all the love I have felt, I don't know how I would have made it this far.

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