Wayland Baptist University will welcome Christian-based artists Blanca and John Tibbs for a free concert on the evening of March 24 in Plainview during the college’s Big Weekend preview event.
Award-winning artist Blanca, formerly a member of Group 1 Crew, will headline the concert beginning at 7 p.m. in the Harral Memorial Auditorium, 1900 W. 7th Street, as part of the two-day campus gathering for prospective students.
Blanca, who reached for the No. 1 spot on the Billboard’s Christian Hot Adult Contemporary/Contemporary Hit Radio list for her 2015 solo-single “Who I Am,” has also launched a social meda campaign #RealTrueYou, Blanca has also encouraged her listeners to be “true to their calling.”
“When I see how people have connected to this song, and when I read the stories of how God has used this song to remind people of their worth in Him, I realize that He has turned it all around for the good,” she said. “I’m so grateful for the impact that ‘Who I Am’ is making and I pray that it continues to encourage listeners to be everything that God is calling them to be.”
A performance by John Tibbs will begin the evening as he recently released his first major album titled Dead Man Walking after launching a radio single by the same name.
“My hope is that I can create music that connects people to Jesus, both Christians and those who may not identify with Christianity. I want to make music that moves people, and I hope that it honors God,” said Tibbs.
The concert will highlight the preview weekend, which affords high school juniors, seniors, college transfer students and their families to an opportunity to experience life on campus, according to a WBU news release.
During this time those in attendance are invited to: sit in on a class, tour the campus, audition for various art programs, try out for athletics, attend and academic fair and financial aid seminar, interview for scholarships, and participate in a question-and-answer session with school representatives.
The university invites the community as the concert is open to the public.
For more information contact the office of admissions at 291-3500.