Tomorrow night is Compass Point’s Outside The Box # 2 and I’m pretty excited about it. It’s a concert event that features local and nationally-touring bands geared toward high school and college students. Not all the bands are Christian bands, but they all have a positive message. We also feature several local and global charities each time. It’s been a great way to build relationships with local "scene" kids, as well as with the local band members. We’ve already seen several come to Compass Point as a result of the first Outside The Box back in September.
Last time we had To Write Love On Her Arms, Invisible Children and took up canned food for a local homeless shelter. We featured bands like Edison Glass, Bernard and The Dark Romantics. We drew about 150+ kids (which is great for Lakeland) and took in over 200 cans of soup. It was really an amazing night.
This time we have The Dark Romantics headlining the show (they are using it as their national CD release party), Discover America (Tooth & Nail), Look Mexico and The Vow. We’ll be doing the canned food thing again, along with some other charities.
Every time we do an Outside The Box, there is this buzz around town. It’s a hushed kind of word-of-mouth buzz that really gets the local "scene" kids into it. I just love the excitement that surrounds it and being a part of the event itself. I won’t be able to sleep a wink tonight with anticipation. It’s going to rock in a big way!!!