Legendary Christian artist Michael W. Smith is partnering with TBN to present a free concert and worship event at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Thursday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. "Surrounded: A Night to Pray, Worship and Be Awakened" is free to the public and will begin with a time of prayer for the city of Nashville, its surrounding communities, and the nation, all led by pastors from the area.
Following the time of prayer, Smith and his band will lead a worship service from the floor of the Bridgestone Arena, surrounded by attendees. Smith says he hopes that the event crosses all denominational, ethnic, racial, and generational lines for a real night of unity in Middle Tennessee.
"The growth and energy happening in our city is not just material, but profoundly spiritual," Smith says. "It's time for a night of prayer and worship for Middle Tennessee. My hope is that individuals, families and even whole congregations will attend 'Surrounded' for a night we'll never forget."
The entire evening will be taped, with TBN planning to air "Surrounded" as a network special later in the fall. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) is the world's largest and most watched faith-and-family broadcaster, reaching over 175 countries worldwide with inspirational and entertaining programming 24 hours a day in 14 languages on 32 global networks.
The upcoming event is named after Smith's live album, Surrounded, released earlier this year, featuring the infectious title-track and lead single, "Surrounded (Fight My Battles)." Along with his latest studio album, A Million Lights, which released just one week before Surrounded, Smith took his music on the road for the "Surrounded By A Million Lights World Tour" this past spring.
All seating to "Surrounded: A Night to Pray, Worship and Be Awakened" will be general admission with doors at the Bridgestone Arena opening at 6 p.m. For more information about the event, please visit SurroundedEvent.com.