Sioux Falls, SD (September 11, 2017) First United Methodist Church (First UMC) is excited to announce the second Live @ First concert series. Live @ First offers local and regional artists a stunning venue in which to share their music. Proceeds from Live @ First will provide funding for local organizations that promote health, healing and the arts primarily for our community’s underserved population.
At its core, First UMC is a congregation that strives to give back to the Sioux Falls’ community and is involved in many community-wide efforts to combat poverty and hunger. Live @ First is an extension of this philosophy to give back. With a large, centrally located facility and two concert spaces, First UMC is uniquely suited to provide this concert series. First UMC is looking forward to these concerts and sharing the proceeds with the community.
While Live @ First is part of a religious organization and the venue is a church, Live @ First is not a religious concert series. Live @ First will not be used as a platform for prayer, sermons or other religious activities, and Live @ First will remain secular in nature.
The 2017-18 Series:
Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 7 p.m.- Jamie Lynn Trio. Proceeds will be given to sINgSPIRE, a 10-week program which aims to combat cystic fibrosis through the art of singing.
Friday, October 20, 2017 at 7 p.m.- The Hegg Brothers. Proceeds will be given to Sanford Arts, a program dedicated to health and healing by supporting patients by creating art..
Friday, March 9, 2017 at 7 p.m.- Kickin’ Brass. Proceeds will be given to Child’s Voice, a program that uses a multidisciplinary team approach to evaluate children who are suspected to be victim to child abuse and neglect.
Sunday, April 8 at 3 p.m.- Collegiate Choir Showcase, featuring performances by Augustana University and the University of Sioux Falls. Proceeds will be given to the college scholarship programs.
For more information on Live @ First Concert Series visit www.sfumc.org.
FIRST UMC, located at 401 S. Spring Avenue, has been in ministry in the downtown Sioux Falls area since 1871. With a membership of all ages and faith stages, FIRST UMC is an intergenerational church that strives to be a sanctuary of Christian hope, love and encouragement in the heart of Sioux Falls.