Don't miss the
Darnell Davis and the Remnant Concert this Friday!!
Dear Heart of the City Friends,

You all know how divisive our culture is right now - across political and racial/ethnic lines. It's so tragic and painful, and there is such disagreement about what to do about it. But I believe that sometimes small efforts of good will and support and love can be a big part of getting us to a better place!

We are really used to having our "Christian activities" be mostly segregated - so much so that we don't even notice how, in such an ethnically diverse area like the Twin Cities, we remain mostly segregated. When a "white" church holds an event or concert, it's most likely going to be mostly "white" people who show up. And if a "black" church holds a concert or event, it's mostly going to be mostly "black" people who attend. And because of that, we aren't exposed to each other's ministries and music, we know very little about each other and each segregated event builds upon the "normality" of being separate. This should not be the case!

One of the reasons we are doing our concert series at the Music Factory in Anoka is to spotlight diverse Christian artists with the goal of exposing their great music and ministry to broader audiences.

This Friday night is a great opportunity for that to happen! I have to wonder if there's ever been a Gospel/Urban Contemporary concert in Anoka besides the one's that we've already hosted at the Music Factory!? When you purchase a ticket and come out and support great local artists like Darnell Davis and the Remnant, you not only get to get in on a great concert, but you make a strong statement of support for them and their ministry and music! You also share a positive experience together in the same room, in the name of Jesus, with others of different ethnicities than your own!

So I want to encourage you to come out this Friday night at 8 PM! Be blessed and be a blessing!! Tickets are just $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door. (Just click the tab below to order online)
Darnell Davis is a nationally known Gospel artist.
Named one of Essence Magazine’s “Top 15 Gospel Artists to watch for in 2014,” Darnell Davis is a gospel performer, keyboardist, songwriter and producer who was signed to the RCA Inspiration Label. Davis, a Grammy Award nominee and Stellar Award winner from Minneapolis, founded The Remnant in 2004. Their fourth project garnered a 2014 Dove Award nomination for Traditional Gospel Album along with a 2015 Stellar Award nomination for Contemporary Choir of The Year. To be recognized by their peers and colleagues in their industry, Darnell Davis and The Remnant continue in their drive to revive and inspire people of varied cultures and backgrounds through song.
Here are some more photos to give you a glimpse inside the Music Factory if you haven't been there yet!
Here are the Other Exciting Concerts Coming to the
August 2nd & 3rd - Matthew Ward & Band
Known as being one of the premier vocalists in Christian Music and as a former member of the 2nd Chapter of Acts, Matthew is coming to the Music Factory with a 7 piece band (including two female vocalists to recreate the classic 2nd Chapter of Acts sound) to do two nights of concerts! You can expect some classic 2nd Chapter of Acts music as well as many powerful songs from Matthew's solo projects! These shows will sell out quickly! Tickets $40.00 in advance and $45.00 at the door! Click below to order tickets!
August 23rd - Ebony, Ivory & Spruce - THE JAZZ EFFECT
This amazing trio of instrumental prodigy's on keyboard, clarinet and violin is back for the first of two shows in 2019 after last year's amazing, sold-out Christmas show! This first concert of the year at the Factory will be an evening of amazing jazz - along with their unique method of storytelling narrative that entertains and educates. It will be a hot August night with some hot jazz! Don't miss this one! Tickets just $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door!
Phil Keaggy's Two Shows SOLD OUT and now ANOTHER SHOW HAS BEEN ADDED !
We knew that Phil Keaggy would have a great turnout to his two concerts at the Music Factory on September 14th, but we didn't expect them to sell out by mid-June!! So we contacted his agency to see if he would be interested in doing another concert on the night before the other two - on September 13th and he agreed! So we are really excited to let those of you know that if you didn't order a ticket in time for his other two shows, you've got a chance to order your tickets now for this extra show before they sell out again!! Tickets are $40.00 in advance and $45.00 at the door!
Here are the other great concerts we have lined up at the Music Factory for the rest of the year and into 2020! All 2019 tickets can be ordered now from

  • Sept. 27th - Kofi & the FireKeepers - African Reggae - Back for the 2nd Year!!
  • Oct. 4thThe Snowman Band - Sax led jazz and funk
  • Oct. 25th - Hornucopia - Tribute to Horns in the Rock Era - Back for the 2nd year!!
  • Nov. 22ndMary Beth Carlson - Exceptional solo piano - a Twin Cities Favorite!!
  • Dec. 6thKimberly Brown – Home for the Holidays - Gospel Christmas Show - Back for the 2nd year!!
  • Dec. 13thEbony, Ivory & Spruce – Beethoven’s Christmas Carol - Back for the 2nd Year!!
  • Dec 31st - 2nd Annual New Year's Eve at the Factory!
  • Jan. 31st - Nate Sabin - Exceptional local singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer!
Heart of the City Worship Band Schedule

  • July 21st - Dan and Sandy Adler concert at Legacy Fishing Retreats Picnic at Bertram Chain of Lakes, Monticello, MN
  • July 27th St. Croix Casino Outdoor Amphitheatre, 6:30 PM – Hertel, WI
  • August 24th - Heart of the City Band at Northwestern University New Student Days
  • Sept. 8th - 1:30 PM - Outreach Concert - Little Earth Native American Community - South Minneapolis
  • Oct. 15th - Knoxville Area Rescue Mission - Knoxville, TN
Heart of the City Ministries
PO Box 284
Osseo, MN 55369