August 21 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brace Yourself! A Revolutionary Arts Movement Launched By Internationally Renowned Music Industry Icons Set To Surprise Toledo, OH With Unusual Live Event!
Over the past couple years, a shift has quietly been happening. Iconic world renowned artists like Ricky Skaggs, Kurtis Blow, Michael W. Smith, and Brian “Head” Welch (of NU Metal Supergroup: Korn) join forces with over 100 other Industry Leaders and award winning, platinum selling, artists and producers, to help an unlikely group of “secret revolutionaries” prsent a surprise free live event to Toledo, OH in order to bring the community together like never before!
In May of 2018, almost 700 artists, from every major continent on the planet, gathered in Music City, Nashville, Tennessee, for The Objective, an Artists Summit, established to discuss how to use artistic expression to help people in need and to bring people together in these unusually fractured times. Legendary veteran artists volunteered their experience and influence, to inspire and equip those gathered to use their gifts and skills to demonstrate Love, connect people in need with resources that can help them, and to make a difference, not just to make money.
With the continued support and mentoring of this esteemed community of leaders, “up and coming” artist attendees have come together and hit the road as a team, under the name “The Extreme Tour,” determined to produce a series of events that will demonstrate Love, celebrate community, and promote relationship and understanding between diverse people groups. This is not necessarily a “normal” tour, though. The organizers contend it’s more than a tour, actually. Emphatically declaring that it’s a Movement! And they explain it has been planned in some very unorthodox and innovative ways that match this unusual charitable effort.
For example, rather than partner with professional entertainment companies in the markets they visit, the Extreme Tour finds community agencies, churches, schools, and nonprofits to stand with that are working to help the community. Instead of charging an honorarium or booking fee, the Extreme Tour comes for free! And they bring with them almost all of the equipment and personnel to produce these events, also at no charge!
Rather than playing these events as “paid gigs”, the nationally and internationally touring artists that participate, come as volunteers, even covering their own costs to get from city to city to perform at the events. To be clear, though, these sacrifices are made to support the important work being done by community partners in the cities they visit, not as token donations meant to serve as photo opportunities.
The idea is to take this innovative idea to unexpected, even unlikely, or sometimes overlooked regions, cities, neighborhoods, and venues. And providing the resources and talent of the Extreme Tour team at no cost has enabled the members of this unlikely movement to support and stand with positive efforts in cities and communities coast to coast in the United States, and in over 25 countries, on virtually every major continent, worldwide!
Now, we can finally announce that these up and coming artists, from all over the world, will descend on TOLEDO in order to produce this free community concert and celebration on WEDNESDAY AUGUST 21st, at UPTOWN GREEN SPACE PARK 1904 MADISON AVE. from 4:30pm to 8:30pm
Do not miss this rare opportunity to enjoy a free community event for the whole family, featuring some of the most promising new up and coming musical talent in the world, as they make themselves available for “meet and greet” interactive opportunities throughout the city and at the event! And as they perform much more up close and personal sets than their normal stage shows in large venues and arenas may normally allow them to elsewhere. This will be a unique community event experience attendees will likely never forget!
More than just music, the full event will feature many other interactive experiences and activities that people of all ages and interests will enjoy. Extreme and Action Sports competitions, comedy, audience participation games, giveaways, and more will take place throughout the day. This will likely be one of the most exciting community events of the year!
For more information about the event, the roster, the community partners that are participating, or for information on how to support, or participate in, the effort, please contact: