August 19th, 2010
11:36 AM ET

Amy Grant to combine tour and art fundraisers

Amy Grant will play for 300 people each night as part of 10 charity-event tour

Amy Grant will tour 10 cities this fall, playing small concerts and hosting an art gallery charity event at each show.

Entitled the "Pieces of Our Lives" tour, the shows will raise money for Compassion International, a charity that supports children who live in poverty.

"Anytime you can combine music, art and a great cause, I think you have something very special. The evenings are really about telling stories, singing songs and sharing art –- all to benefit the lives of students and children in need," Grant said through a news release.

Each show will be limited to 300 patrons and tickets are $300 each.

Cities that will be host to events are Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; Dallas, Texas; Houston, Texas; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Nashville, Tennessee; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Orlando, Florida; and St. Louis, Missouri.

- Producer/Writer

Filed under: Charity • Christianity • Culture & Science • Music • Uncategorized

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  1. L.A. Heaven

    Hey Amy-what's up with you not playing Los Angeles? We have an entire city full of negleted children!!!
    Further to jimbo: That worthless "love of christ" that you trash...it's the real thing and I am embarressed for your ignorance.
    Your mind set is a bummer.
    Feel sorry for you.

    December 3, 2010 at 5:41 pm |
  2. jimbo, st. louis mo

    The love of christ won't put food on the table or build a house or bring medical treatment. Those actions require human effort only. No god needed.

    August 20, 2010 at 11:26 pm |
    • ronaldfernandes

      amy grant is my mom she suffered a lot in this world after here divorce from gary chapman but god had a different plan for her her wedding coincides with my birthday that is 10 of march that makes her my mother after my mother death in the year 19thjuly2008thnkyou forgiving your precioustime

      July 4, 2013 at 8:32 am |
  3. Reality


    All is well.

    With respect to Compassion International, they appear to be a good organization but the Christian connection is a bit troubling especially if they require some kind of Christian prayer/membership before distributing assistance to those in need.

    From an update on their efforts in Haiti.

    "In each and every effort, Compassion continues to share the love of Christ with Haitians in such desperate need of it."

    What do they mean by "share"?

    Anyway,the US taxpayers far exceed these Christian "non-profits" when it comes to helping the world. Maybe we should send our contributions to the US Navy hospital ships et al thereby eliminating any religious overtones and highly-paid "non-profit" managers. Mr. Stafford, president of Compassion International makes about $250,000/yr.

    August 19, 2010 at 4:24 pm |
    • peace2all


      Now you 'really' blew it for me..... Ahhhhhhh the christians, always out to do charity work, altruistically of course.....but, as always, with a catch of SHARING...about Geeeeeeeezus.

      Oh.... and the prez of Compassion Int'l makes at least 250k per annum... great... just what we need.

      I am tired of it.... I like your idea of sending in dollars to secular groups, without the religious b.s....

      Good hearing from you in the blogoshpere.....

      Peace to you....

      August 20, 2010 at 3:03 am |
  4. Reality

    From guidestar.org, as matter of full disclosure with respect to the religion involved:

    Compassion International is the world's largest Christian child development organization that works through local churches to permanently release children from poverty. Founded in 1952, Compassion successfully tackles global poverty one child at a time, serving more than 1 million children—pre-natal through higher education—in 26 of the world's poorest countries. Recognizing that poverty is more than a lack of money, Compassion works through local churches to holistically address the individual physical, economic, educational and spiritual needs of children—enabling them to thrive, not just survive. Compassion has been awarded eight consecutive, four-star ratings by Charity Navigator, America's largest charity evaluator.

    August 19, 2010 at 1:06 pm |
    • peace2all


      Hey Reality.... How have you been...? Hope that all is well....

      There you go... you just had to bring in the facts about religion backing this organization... darn... ya' burst my bubble..

      Peace to you.....

      August 19, 2010 at 2:02 pm |
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