The Ministerial Association Temporary Shelter will host its fifth annual fundraising concert at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 24 at Manley Baptist Church in Morristown.
This year’s concert features two-time Grammy Award winner Jason Crabb.
Tickets are $20 for all seating levels and are available at matstn.com/concert, as well as at the office located at 733 West Main Street in Morristown. Doors open for general admission at 6 p.m. and attendees are encouraged to arrive early. Tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis as long as tickets do not sell out during the pre-sale period.
In his career, the Kentucky-born Crabb has been honored with two Grammy awards along with 22 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. He was named the GMA’s Dove Awards Artist and Male Artist of the Year, along with Song of the Year. In addition to a host of industry honors and recognitions, Crabb has had chart-topping hits that inspire the masses. Among his honors, Crabb is the youngest member to be inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame.
Crabb’s electrifying stage presence, powerhouse vocals and magnetic personality have endeared him to millions across the world through extensive personal appearances, media coverage and social media, including more than 20 million views on YouTube.
Since his first solo release in 2009, Crabb has performed at many of the world’s most prestigious stages such as Carnegie Hall, the Grand Ole Opry, the Brooklyn Tabernacle and Billy Graham’s final crusade in New York City. He has also shared the stage with artists such as Gloria Gaynor, Kari Jobe, Vince Gill, Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell, Donnie McClurkin, Wynonna, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Michael W. Smith, Jamie Grace, Sandi Patty, the Oak Ridge Boys and more.
Crabb’s most recent album, “Unexpected,” released in April, 2018, was honored with a Grammy at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards in February of this year. The project was produced by Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts) and features Gary LeVox (Rascal Flatts) and Kaya Jones, as well as a song written with disco icon Gloria Gaynor.
All proceeds from this event benefit the Self-Sufficiency Program for the Homeless at MATS, serving Hamblen County and nine surrounding counties. For more than 30 years, MATS has been providing shelter, food and individualized plans to help those who come into this program successfully move into their own homes. Residents work to obtain sustainable income, learn how to create and stick to a budget and search for affordable housing during their time at the shelter.
In addition to the self-sufficiency program, MATS offers temporary emergency shelter for stranded motorists and a winter warming station on nights the temperature drops below 32 degrees. These programs benefit homeless individuals who are not eligible for or not willing to participate in the self-sufficiency program.