This show is no longer active
At the Tri Lakes Center, 2527 State Highway 248. (The Tri Lakes Center was the Mel Tillis Theater from 1994-2002)
Update: Petra SHOW CANCELLED IN 2012. This is not the wish of either the promoter Up Close Concerts or the performers, but was necessitated by another party not honoring their contract with Up Close Concerts.
Classic Petra comes to Branson in 2012!
One Branson show only for the Christian Rock Group PETRA featuring its original "classic 80's line-up" who performed all of their biggest hits – vocalist Greg X. Volz, guitarist Bob Hartman, bassist Mark Kelly, drummer Louie Weaver, and keyboardist John Lawry on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 7:00 pm.
PETRA is a pioneer of the Christian rock and contemporary Christian music genres. Formed in 1972 in Fort Wayne, Indiana while attending a Bible school, the band took its name from the Greek word for "rock." They began by playing in parks, prisons and coffeehouses in the Midwest until everything changed for them when they got an offer to record an album. Myrrh Records was a division of Word Inc., reserved for its contemporary artists but nothing they had ever done prepared them for PETRA's style of rock, which began as a southern rock sound and later evolved into progressive rock.
As it turns out, the Church wasn't prepared for PETRA's sound either. They were blackballed from some Christian bookstores, decried from pulpits across America and sometimes picketed at their concerts. But their fans found them and their record sales began to skyrocket. By the mid '80's their concert ticket sales were envied by many secular artists, as they crisscrossed the country building an ever larger and loyal fan base.
The band sold out arenas and regularly placed songs at the top of the Christian radio charts. With their music and style, PETRA influenced numerous other artists and constantly broke new ground as they helped shape Contemporary Christian Music into what it is today.
In more than three decades, the band released 20 studio albums selling nearly 10 million copies while winning 4 Grammy Awards and 10 Dove Awards. In 2000, PETRA was the first Christian rock band to be inducted to the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. PETRA was the first Christian band whose memorabilia was included in the Hard Rock Cafe restaurant chain and they were the first and only Christian band to play at the 1992 Farm Aid concert.
This will be an incredible night of music in a venue small enough to get a good up-close view of PETRA, but big enough to support major stars like them as well. The Tri Lakes Center seats 2500...there's not a bad seat in the house.
Don't miss this opportunity to see PETRA at a great price in a small venue.
Bring your cameras - pictures are allowed at the concert (no audio, video or cell phone use, though).
Here is the seating chart for the Tri Lakes Center
Petra's Official Website