All About Cape: Music and the Art Scene

Apr 1, 2019

This week seems especially focused on artistic expression. Thursday, April 4 brings music as Casting Crowns performs at the Show Me Center at 7 p.m. This Grammy-winning, faith-based group, with hits like “Thrive,” “Lifesong” and “Only Jesus,” stands out as the most played artist on Christian radio. They also hold the distinction of being one of a handful of American musicians to ever perform in North Korea.

Opening for this established band are new-to-the-scene artists Zach Williams and Austin French. Williams hailed from a rock-and-roll background before taking the Christian charts by storm with “Chain Breaker.” The hit was quickly followed by another number one: “Old Church Choir.” Austin French introduced himself to a national audience on “The Voice” and has become a Christian radio mainstay since he debuted “Freedom Hymn” in twenty seventeen. Along with Casting Crowns, these artists are sure to create an uplifting, faith-filled evening.

Cape Girardeau will also celebrate painting and sculpture this week as First Friday With the Arts takes place on April 5 from 5 to 9 p.m. This beloved downtown staple gives visitors a chance to immerse themselves in the local art scene as galleries, shops and restaurants stay open late. Demonstrations, artist receptions, live entertainment and kid-friendly activities provide an ideal opportunity to see what local artists are contributing through their work.

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