What's Next and What Just Happened!!
Great Gospel Music is coming to the Music Factory just a week from this Friday on July 12th!
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. The name “Remnant” comes from the Scripture, Jeremiah 23:3. “I had a vision for this group,” he says. “I woke up with the word, ‘remnant.’ I started researching what the word meant. Scripture essentially says, I will gather the remnant from where the pastures have scattered them.” 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.

One part of the mission of having a concert series at the Music Factory is to continue our Heart of the City Ministries' mission to build bridges between Christians across racial/ethnic lines with music. When you come out and support Christian artists of diverse styles and backgrounds, you will not only get to enjoy and be blessed by great music, you will also be building a bridge and encouraging those artists as well! DON'T MISS THIS GREAT OPPORTUNITY!

Tickets are just $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door. Click the link below to order your tickets now!
Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservation Trip Follow up
Two weeks ago, six of our singers hopped in a rental van and drove to the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Reservations in South Dakota. What a great team and what a great week! We held 5 concerts in two different Reservation Jails and saw almost 30 individuals pray to receive Jesus as their Savior in those jails!! We also had the joy of singing and praying over our Lakota friend, Theresa Eastman's land where the footings have now been laid for the Rosebud House of Prayer for All Nations that she recieved a vision about when she was in jail in 2011!! It was a powerful experience as we stood on that prairie hill praying and singing "We Are One in the Spirit"! We are so excited to see the vision for this House of Prayer finally coming to fruition!

On this trip we also had the chance to perform for and minister to about 50 students from four different states who were at Lakota Hope as part of a youth mission's trip. Once again, we felt God lead us to provide the opportunity for these "churched" kids to truly surrender to Jesus and begin following Him. The response was great with about 25 kids making a decision to surrender their lives to Jesus! One of our singers, Cyrena, also felt that God was telling her that some of the youth were contemplating suicide and she ended up having a powerful intervention in the lives of at least one teenager there!

We had beautiful, unusually green and cool weather and a safe trip there and back! While at Pine Ridge, we were once again housed at the farm of a wonderful retired couple, John and Linda Hotz, who now feel like family to us! Linda made us wonderful meals and we were able to take some beautiful hikes and enjoy their animals in our time off. Our team members were so united and each had such unique gifts to offer at each ministry occasion! It was a joyful, powerful week and was really a delight! Thank you for praying for us and donating to help us pay for this trip!
Rosebud Jail
Singing and praying with Theresa Eastman at the future home of the Rosebud House of Prayer for All Nations
Ministering to four youth groups at Lakota Hope in Whiteclay, Nebraska next to the town of Pine Ridge, South Dakota
Our last concert at the Higher Ground Coffeehouse deck in Pine Ridge, South Dakota
Heart of the City at WoodCrest Church in Eagen this Sunday morning!!

This next Sunday morning, July 7th, the Heart of the City Worship Band will be leading the morning service at Wood Crest Church at 525 Hillcrest in Eagen, Minnesota for the 10 AM service! We'd love to have you join us if you're in the area!
More Exciting Events Coming to the MUSIC FACTORY!!
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!
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!!
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 www.facebook.com/HeartoftheCityMusicFactory

  • 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 7th, ,10 AM - WoodCrest Church – 525 Cliff Rd, Eagen, MN
  • 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