Ashland University to Hold Christian Concert on Nov. 16

Center of Religious Life will be sponsoring a fall Christian concert that will feature Christian rock band Hawk Nelson

9/28/12 ASHLAND, Ohio -- The Ashland University Center of Religious Life will be sponsoring a fall Christian concert that will feature Christian rock band Hawk Nelson and opening artist Adam Cappa. The concert will be held on Friday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.

The concert is held in conjunction with a Christian Activities Day event at the University, which allows high school juniors and seniors to come to campus and be "adopted" by Religious Life students for the night. The event allows the juniors and seniors to eat in convo, go to the concert, spend the night in a residence hall and then take a tour of campus on Saturday morning. Those wanting to attend the Christian Activities Day event can register at

Hawk Nelson is a powerhouse, pop rock band from Canada. The band has appeared on many tours across the country, including the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, REVOLVE tour, the Rock and Worship Roadshow, and Skillet’s Awake and Alive tour.

The band released its debut project in 2004, “Letters to the President,” and since then they have catapulted into the music industry with movie and TV placements and tour success. Hawk Nelson has appeared on NBC’s drama “American Dreams,” a Nickelodeon film “Yours, Mine and Ours” as well as had songs featured on NBC’s Stanley Cup promotions and WB’s “Smallville,” “Summerland” and “Laguna Beach.”

Since Hawk Nelson’s debut album, the band has released five studio albums, the fifth being “Crazy Love” released in February of 2011.

“This record (Crazy Love) has got some old-school punk rock feel to it, as well as some songs my mom would appreciate. Over all it is one of our most well-rounded albums dealing with truth,” said front man Jason Dunn.

Hawk Nelson is also known for the band’s relationship with TOMS Shoes. For every pair of shoes purchased from the band’s website, TOMS donates a pair to Haiti due to the band’s ongoing involvement with the Hands & Feet Orphanage.

The opening artist for evening will be Adam Cappa, a rising new Christian pop artist who started his career by traveling around playing at teen camps. During these travels, Cappa met rock/worship artist Jeremy Camp who helped Cappa record demos and start his career.

Cappa released his first album, “The Rescue,” in February, and since then he has toured with Francesca Battistelli and Jeremy Camp as part of the “We Cry Out Tour.” A few songs from Cappa’s debut album are “The Rescue,” “All I Really Want,” “The Only One,” and “From the Inside.”

Tickets for the concert are $20 in advance and $25 the day of show. Tickets for groups of 10 or more are $15 each and $4 for Ashland University students with ID. To purchase tickets, call the Ashland University Box Office at 419.289.5125 Monday through Friday 12 noon to 6 p.m., or purchase online 24/7 at

Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2013, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.