Mitch McVicker in Concert at Friends University Oct. 21

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Wed. 10/19/2011

Friends University graduate and GMA Dove Award-winning musician Mitch McVicker will perform in the “Evening with Friends…” fundraising concert series Friday, Oct. 21 in Friends University’s Alumni Auditorium.

Now a nationally known Christian recording artist, McVicker attended Friends University in the early 1990s, where he met and befriended the late Rich Mullins. After graduating in 1995, McVicker moved to New Mexico, eventually touring and writing songs with Mullins, also a 1995 Friends University graduate.

McVicker began recording his first solo project in the summer of 1997, a self-titled album with the help of Mullins. But tragically, on the night of September 19, 1997, en route to a benefit concert in Wichita, McVicker was seriously injured in the auto accident that took the life of his close friend, Rich Mullins.

McVicker was unable to resume work on his debut album for several months, but eventually released the album in 1998. Two songs off the album earned airplay on CCM stations across the country, “Take Hold of Me” and “Here and Now.” Also in 1998, Mullins’ last songwriting effort, "The Jesus Record,” was released. It included “My Deliverer,” a song written by both Mullins and McVicker, which earned McVicker a GMA Dove Award for 1999 song of the year.

Tickets are $12 for general admission and $20 for VIP admission which also includes a meet-and-greet with McVicker prior to the concert as well as special seating at the concert. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert starts at 7 p.m.

For more concert information and tickets, contact the Alumni Office at 316-295-5900 or alumni@friends.edu.

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Contact: 
Alumni Office
Phone: 
316-295-5900
E-mail: 
alumni@friends.edu