The first ever Irish band to perform on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville is coming to Ballymoney!
Live Issue will be appearing in the Old School House (beside St Patrick’s Church Church of Ireland), 1 Victoria Street, on Saturday 11th June at 7.30pm. Doors open 6.45pm.
The Gospel concert will be in aid of St Patrick’s Church Funds.
Since Live Issue reformed back in 2006, the band’s unique style of music and ministry has reached a whole new generation across Ireland, the United Kingdom and America.
In that time Live Issue has released four albums, produced a DVD entitled “Life and Music” recorded live at Revelation TV in London, undertaken four very successful tours of the United States, including appearances on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville and had the opportunity to record with many of the top American artists of Country and Gospel music.
In February 2012, the group was invited to perform at the “International Festival of Country Music” held in the Odyssey Arena in Belfast. During this event Live Issue had the opportunity to share the stage with artists such as Reba McEntire, Ricky Skaggs and George Hamilton IV.
Live Issue literally made history in Nashville by becoming the first country band from Ireland, and only the second group from the British Isles, to perform on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry.
In July 2013 and 2015 the group returned to Nashville to honour further invitations as part of their US tours which also included concerts in Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and Alabama.
Live Issue comprises of Colin Elliott, Roy Dreaning, Sam Armstrong, Carl Sands and Ivan McLernon. Although the group still plays at many events in Northern Ireland, they are also regularly found performing at concerts and conventions throughout the British Isles and Europe.
Live Issue has shared the stage with many Country music legends and their live performances in Nashville have been broadcast across the world on WSM Radio and Music City Television.
Tickets for the Ballymoney concert are priced at £10 and are available by calling 07525700212.
Light refreshments will be available on the night.
There will be plenty of car parking available on the evening too.