An afternoon of popular Christian music is on tap when national recording artist Jonny Diaz headlines Battle of the Bands, a concert from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Estero Community Park to benefit the Verity Pregnancy & Medical Resource Center.
Diaz's hit song "More Beautiful You" has charted on American Christian music charts, and his major record label debut album of the same name has charted on Billboard magazine's Top Heatseekers and Top Christian Albums charts.
In addition to Diaz, concertgoers will be entertained by noted local bands Who is Jon? and For a Season, which will release its new "Lionhearted" CD this month, and Christian rap artist Ima ChristAholik. The encore presentation will be a "battle" between the worship bands from Summit Church, Life Church, First Assembly of God and McGregor Baptist Church.
Discounted tickets can be purchased online at www.SWFLBattleofthe-Bands.com. Prices are $8 for adults and $5 for youth 11-17, with children 10 and younger admitted free. Tickets also will be sold at the gate at $10 for adults and $7 for youth.
There is a group rate of $4 per ticket for youth groups, and youth pastors can attend at no cost.
More information is available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Estero Community Park is located at 9200 Corkscrew Palms Boulevard in Estero.
Verity Pregnancy & Medical Resource Center is a nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping women and families facing an unplanned pregnancy. The agency offers confidential, free services that include pregnancy tests, limited ultrasound, counseling, referral services for medical, housing and adoption, and post-abortion support. More information about Verity is available by calling 239-433-1929 or online at www.veritypmc.com.
Many local businesses are helping to host the Battle of the Bands event. They are Rita's Italian Ice, Gems of Gold, Jet's Pizza, Sun Harvest Citrus, Jeff's Chinese, NOMIXUPS, Pita Pit, Royal Shell Real Estate, Hilton Garden Inn, Embassy Suites, Rib City, Lee County ReproGraphics, Xtreme Air Sports Co., Grant Johnson Appliance Repair, LifeCare Center of Estero, Gulfcoast Orthodontics, Beef O'Bradys, Estero Dental, 91.9 The Call, A Better Shape, Cash Coupons Direct and WAY-FM.