VALDOSTA — Once in a great while, a song comes along that transcends musical boundaries to speak to people’s hearts. The band MercyMe did just that with their very first single, “I Can Only Imagine,” back in 2002 and their music has been an inspiration for millions around the world ever since. Wild Adventures welcomes Bart Millard and crew to the park on June 28 for a powerful night of song and praise.
According to the band’s bio, it has been a long and sometimes very bumpy road. Soon after the professional success of their first and second album, personal tragedy struck the band as the members lost several people who were very close to them.
During the next two years, the band struggled to juggle their tough touring schedule, making albums and coping with their grief. The process produced another beautiful anthem in “Homesick,” a song written in homage for those lost.
The show starts at 6:30 p.m. with opening acts Storyside B and House of Thomas. The concert is included in the price of park admission and guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to set up.
Reserved seats are also available for an additional charge of $20 and can be ordered by phone at (229) 219-7080, option 2 or online at www.wildadventures.net. Reserved seats do not include park admission which must be purchased separately.
The concert tops off a day of fun at Wild Adventures with more than 50 rides, including nine coasters; Splash Island Water Park, hundreds of wild animals and daily shows. Regular admission is just $45 and Junior/Senior admission is $40. Both include a Second-Day Free.