|Christian artists present free concert in honor of Sandy Hook victims|
|Written by Eric Tiansay|
|Tuesday, 08 January 2013 10:12 AM EST|
Christian artists TobyMac, Chris Tomlin, Mandisa, Laura Story, Casting Crowns, Steven Curtis Chapman and Building 429 will present a free concert paying tribute to the victims of last month's Connecticut shooting tragedy. A Night of Hope & Healing is set for Tuesday, Jan. 15 from 6-10 p.m. at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn.
Authors and speakers Louie Giglio, Max Lucado and Mary Beth Chapman will also share during "a night of prayer and music" to honor the victims and families impacted in Newtown, Conn., where a masked gunman killed more than 26 people—including 20 children—Dec. 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
"The initial response to the event was overwhelming, with over 10,000 tickets going in just 30 minutes, and since then 2,000 more seats have been opened," said Kevin Braun of Generation Exodus, the company organizing the event. "I think this speaks to how we as a nation want to honor and show our support to this community."