Long Center for the Performing Arts - Mars Theatre
111 N Sixth St, Lafayette, IN 47901
Box Office opens at 6:30 PM
Doors 7:00 PM
Masks are suggested to enter the building.
Per CDC guidelines, if you are fully vaccinated then you are not required to wear a mask. Otherwise, wear your personal mask. Masks may be removed for drinking or eating in your theater seat.
Hand sanitation stations in the lobby.
Increased cleaning protocols. Limited restroom access. Limited concessions.
Practice social distancing at all times. Stay home if you are feeling sick.
The Long Center Concessions serves soda, water, snacks and candies.
*Please note the Long Center is a historic venue. There is no elevator to the balcony section.*
Our rescheduled Michael W. Smith 35 Years of Friends shows have been rebranded to Michael W. Smith Worship Forever! Regardless of the name, every Michael W. Smith show will include a mixture of his hits and worship anthems. With a catalog as diverse as his, you can feel certain that no matter what its called you will experience a similar show that covers all of the amazing songs from his legendary career, covering both his biggest worship songs as well as all of the mainstream hits you know and love!
If for any reason you cannot attend the newly scheduled date, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Multi-Platinum artist, best-selling author and acclaimed actor Michael W. Smith continues to live out his dream; he releases new music regularly and performs around the world to sold-out crowds of loyal and inspired fans. During Michael’s storied career, he’s not only been honored with three Grammy Awards, 45 Dove Awards, an American Music Award and has sold more than 15 million albums, he’s also given back to the global community. Michael has raised funds to battle AIDS in Africa alongside longtime friend Bono, started Rocketown, a safe haven for young people in Tennessee to meet and find hope, and has helped more than 70,000 children’s lives through Compassion International.
Michael W. Smith has been releasing new music regularly and performing around the world to sold-out crowds for the last 35+ years. During his storied career, he's written over 35 #1 songs, been honored with three GRAMMY® Awards and 45 Dove Awards, one American Music Award, was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and has sold more than 15 million albums. His most recent USA Today, Yahoo! Music and Billboard-acclaimed studio album A Million Lights and Parade, Good Morning America-featured and GRAMMY nominated live worship album Surrounded have together become his 30th and 31st Top 10 hits on Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart, more than any other solo artist in history. He's also given back to the global community. Smith has raised funds to battle AIDS in Africa; started Rocketown, a safe haven for young people in Tennessee to meet and find hope; and has helped more than 70,000 children through Compassion International. He has also written several bestselling books, including Old Enough To Know and Friends Are Friends Forever.
Smith says, “I am thrilled that we are taking the 35 Years Of Friends tour back on the road this spring. The fall tour was so much fun and such a great success, I can’t wait to do it again. Last year in Nashville, we had an event where 56 of my friends and fellow artists came together to celebrate my 35 #1’s and the 35th Anniversary of “FRIENDS." It was an amazing night - and, for me, brought back memories of some songs I hadn’t thought of for quite a while! To fit all the songs into one night and be my own opening act is really special to me. From the old songs I haven’t done in concert for a long time, to newer hits and, of course Worship - - it’s a full night. I can’t wait to see you there!”
The 35 Years Of Friends Tour, exclusively produced by Awakening Events, in partnership with Altrua Healthshare and Food For the Hungry, will provide fans the opportunity to hear these hits and experience worship drawn from Smiths’ recordings and worship anthems from across his career including a live performance of “Friends”. As Smith was designing this unique show, unlike any tour he has embarked on before, it was decided that he would be his own “opening act,” to spend as much time with the crowd as he could. More information can be found at michaelwsmith.com or awakeningevents.com.
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