Christian rock band Manic Drive will be the headliner at a concert set for Sunday, Feb. 9, at First Assembly of God Church, 601 Patton Road in Great Bend. Consumed by Fire and Ryan Stevenson will also perform. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the first band is scheduled to perform at 6.
Tickets are $10 each, with discounts for groups, and are available at the church office and at Everything Under the Son bookstore and the Heart of Kansas store in Great Bend.
Manic Drive is a Canadian Christian rock band formed in 2004 by brothers Michael A. Cavallo and Shawn Cavallo in Toronto. Their fourth CD, “Epic,” was released in 2011. This year the band launched the Good Times Tour.
Consumed By Fire released its sophomore album “The Fight,” in 2013. On the CBF website, band members describe themselves as P.K.’s (preachers’ kids) who are “about Jesus, music that connects and people.” It started in Oklahoma with three brothers, Caleb, Josh and Jordan Ward, and “brother in spirit” Ervin Smith.
Ryan Stevenson lives in Boise, Idaho, where he is worship leader at Vertical Church. He is currently getting airplay on Christian radio stations such as KLOVE with his single, “Holding Nothing Back,” off his new album of the same title. Stevenson co-wrote the song “Speak Life,” which was featured on artist TobyMac’s best-selling album, “Eye On It.” TobyMac then signed Stevenson to his label he co-founded, Gotee Records. “Holding Nothing Back” is Stevenson’s debut single on Gotee.