Bands keep the faith at concert


By Ron Brohm - Contributing writer



Big Daddy Weave performs on Saturday during the Rock The Lake concert.


Ron Brohm | Contributing photographer

On Saturday an estimated 10,000 fans packed Old Field Beach at the Rock the Lake concert to see favorite faith-based bands, including headliner Big Daddy Weave.

This annual free event started in 2015 and features local and regional bands.

A large bandstand was constructed for the concert near the boat, swim, beach area.

Fans started congregating and getting into their seats early in the morning for the concert while Art on the Beach and the Indian Lake Triathlon were occurring at the beach.

By the time the concert started at 5 p.m., the overflow crowd nearly had packed onto the beach to view the concert. Many boats also lined the beach waters to view the concert.

The band Zealand Worship opened the show, followed by Danny Gokey before Big Daddy Weave took the main stage.

They put on a great show and played all their hit songs. “After the show the band and crew will head home for a short break before we start our fall tour,” said Eryn West, a production crew manager for the band.

Big Daddy Weave is a contemporary Christian rock band consisting of Mike Weaver (lead singer), Jay Weaver, Jeremy Redmond, Joe Shirk and Brian Beihl. The band is from Mobile, Alabama and is under contract with Fervent Records.

They have won many awards and played at the 44th Annual Dove Awards.

Big Daddy Weave performs on Saturday during the Rock The Lake concert.
http://www.weeklycurrents.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2017/08/web1_daddy.jpegBig Daddy Weave performs on Saturday during the Rock The Lake concert. Ron Brohm | Contributing photographer

By Ron Brohm

Contributing writer

Ron Brohm is a regular contributor to this newspaper.

Ron Brohm is a regular contributor to this newspaper.