If you want to hear some great music, munch on some good food, and enjoy some friendly fellowship, be sure to attend a special concert this Wednesday night sponsored by Grace Temple Assembly of God and featuring Grammy-nominated group After Edmund.
The performance will be held at the Go Extreme building next to the church at 2100 Morrison Street near the bridge. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the concert is at 7 p.m.
Church youth minister Chad Coppinger says the public is invited and there will be no charge, although a love offering will be taken for the band. For those who come hungry, free food and drinks will be served.
Coppinger and Grace Temple minister Jason Kight encourage everyone to come and hear After Edmund, a four-piece Christian Rock band from Georgia. The group received a Grammy nomination in 2009 in the Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album category for their debut album “Hello” which was released on Slanted Records.
“This band is really great and I think everyone will enjoy the concert,” said Coppinger. “They are all over the Internet and are really well known.”
On their Facebook page, the group talks about hanging out with the likes of Death Cab for Cutie, Metallica and the Blind Boys of Alabama at the awards ceremony. The group also opened for Linkin Park’s famed Projekt Revolution, alongside Chris Cornell, The Bravery and Hawthorne Heights, while scoring a trio of radio singles with their songs “Like a Dream,” “Fighting for Your Heart (Let It Go)” and “Clouds.”
The group is named after the Edmund character in the C.S. Lewis best-selling book series “The Chronicles of Narnia,” alluding to Edmund’s change of heart after being redeemed by the lion Aslan, which should be familiar to any of those who have seen the recent movies or read the books.