Matt Maher performance in Naperville

CCM artist, Matt Maher performed Friday evening at Community Christian Church Naperville Yellow Box campus.

Openers for this evening events included Vertical Church band and I Am They.

Vertical Church Band is a collection of people who play every week in places all over Chicagoland as part of Harvest Bible Chapel.

I Am They, hailing from Carson City, NV. There roots are as a worship team in various church's. This band takes inspiration for their name from John 17. This verse refers to the disciples as “they” and thus you get I am they.

Before the concert, a VIP Q&A session, the audience was able to ask their questions of Matt Maher and a couple members of I Am They.

Vertical Church band started things with their praise and worship style of music.

I Am They followed with their performance. Adam Palmer spoke of how his personal struggle with depression and suicide attempts and how this inspired a couple of the bands songs.

Matt Maher wrapped up the evening performing songs from his new cd, Saints and Sinners.

Sometimes in order to move forward, you have to look back and remember where you’ve been. It was in that spirit that Matt Maher birthed his latest album, Saints and Sinners (Essential/Sony). The garage-turned-studio behind Maher’s home became a haven of reflection as he tirelessly transformed it into a creative songwriting space. “Every day, I’d go out there and dream a bit and ask, ‘God, what do you want to build here?’” Maher recalls.

This is evident in in each song that Maher performed during this stop of his Saints and Sinners Tour.

Special thanks to our friends at GoPromoters for hosting another great concert.

I rate the performances with four guitars.

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