Everence to sponsor the Walking Roots Band’s Great Midwest Tour

Concert tour to launch in late June 2019

The Walking Roots Band 2018

Everence® Financial is pleased to announce their presenting sponsorship of the Walking Roots Band’s summer 2019 tour.

The Harrisonburg, Virginia-based acoustic folk and roots music group writes hope-filled original folk music and enjoys merging traditional hymn texts with new melodies and arrangements – making historic, rich theology more accessible and appealing to modern-day listeners.

“Everence is committed to bringing people together to enrich the communities and lives we share – something music naturally does for so many of us,” said Madalyn Metzger, Everence Vice President of Marketing. “Because of that, and our shared Anabaptist faith values, sponsoring the Walking Roots Band’s Great Midwest Tour is a natural fit.”

The sponsorship will enable the Walking Roots Band to offer pay-what-you-can ticketing or free tickets, depending on the venue. Additionally, the band will contribute a portion of concert t-shirt sales to the Everence Sharing Fund, to support community members in need.

“We have been blessed by the support of friends and fans in many different communities,” said Seth Crissman, band member, pastor, songwriter and music leader for the 2019 Mennonite Church USA Convention, “and we’re thankful that Everence is helping make it possible for us to go visit a bunch of them this summer.”

The group will tour Ohio, Indiana, Iowa and Kansas in late June of 2019. For a complete schedule, visit the band’s website at thewalkingrootsband.com.

The Walking Roots Band (TWRB) is an acoustic, Americana, folksy, blue-ish-grassy, roots music group based in Harrisonburg, VA. Steeped in Anabaptist hymn-singing traditions, the band’s original folk music and reclaimed hymns are supported with lush vocal harmonies. The music speaks of hope, whether through sacred words written hundreds of years ago or in the honest voice of one of the band’s songwriters. TWRB doesn’t make music full-time, but when they are able to tour, perform, record, or even just get together to practice and arrange new music, they are thankful for the fans, family, and friends who make it all possible. To learn more, visit thewalkingrootsband.com.

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