Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is pleased to present a special Sunday concert as part of the Music on the Mountain series this weekend! The Sunday, Sept. 7th show will feature faith-based music from New Creation Church and Jerry Alcorta (performing with The King’s Loyal).
Alcorta has performed at Music on the Mountain in years past with Carbondale church The Orchard. However, for The King’s Loyal, the Music on the Mountain show will be their first performance together as a band and a treat to see for concert-goers! The five member group will perform covers of faith-based bands as well as songs by Johnny Cash, Dave Matthews Band, Coldplay, U2, and more.
Alcorta currently heads up the music and arts department for The Orchard. He’s been playing music professionally since the age of 20, and has traveled the world with his guitar. “One of the best experiences was going to China,” he remembers. Alcorta toured along the coast from Shanghai to Beijing, performing for humanitarian groups working in the area. “It was so great to get to know people from the states in a totally different environment, and to get together to help people in need.”
Alcorta was heavily influenced by his father, who played guitar and inspired Alcorta to take up the instrument as well. He also cites U2, the band Need to Breathe, and country stars like Brad Paisley and Keith Urban for helping him to find his own voice. This diverse blend of influences has helped Alcorta to create a unique sound all his own, a sound that connects and resonates with the audience. “It’s all about blending music, life and faith. We just want people to come out and have a good time.”
Says Alcorta, “The best part about playing music is seeing people think beyond themselves and realize that there is more to life than jobs or schedules. God plays a big part in my music. All I can hope for is that the music I play is bigger than just me.”
New Creation Church will also be taking the stage at Music on the Mountain this Sunday. Their Worship Team performs contemporary Christian rock, and last year they got the crowd moving with a fun, upbeat show. “We’re very high energy, not what people would think of as a church group,” said Melissa Hefferon, the team’s leader.
2014 has been a busy year for the Worship Team. “It’s been a great year for us!” says Hefferon. “We recorded a five-song EP of original music that we will be selling up on the mountain on Sunday.”
“The EP is an expression of our hearts towards God,” says Hefferon. “The songs are uplifting and inspiring, about the goodness and faithfulness of God in our lives. We had a great time writing and recording the songs. The creative process brought out the best in our team, and now that we have done this project I know we will be doing more!”
“We can’t wait for Sunday!” Hefferon says. “It’s always a fun time!”
Sunday’s show is earlier than normal; Can for a Tram starts at 2 pm and music starts at 4 pm. For more information, visit Music on the Mountain. Hope to see you there!