Video: WSAW TV with the Danny Gokey Band

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW)- Community members were asked to bring donations of school supplies for Fill a Backpack Fill a Need to see a concert performed by Wisconsin native and American Idol alumni Danny Gokey.

The Christian singer has prioritized family both at his shows and behind the scenes with his band members.

“Just be there on the bus and just kiss your kids goodnight that makes it worth it,” said Gokey’s guitar player Miguel Perez. His wife and three children were with the band in Wausau and even took in a little fun at the 400 Block’s splash pad before seeing Dad perform.

“The fact that we can have families out here having a good time building a rapport with each other is amazing,” bassist Eric Ramey said. “Bringing back that foundation of family is important. It’s the foundation of who we are,” said drummer Bernard Bell.

Ramey and Bell say band members have also become like family because they spend so much time on the road together. “So, the family aspect is there, I treat him like my brother,” Ramey said of Bell.

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Summerfest 2017 Wrap Up – Danny Gokey

Danny Gokey returned to his hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin to perform on the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Stage of Summerfest!  It was his third concert at the World’s Largest Music Fesitval (11 stages, 800 bands and more than 800,000 attendees) since placing 3rd on American Idol.  There was a huge crowd for Danny’s “all age” performance at 6 PM on Sunday, July 2nd.

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Recap: Danny Gokey at Worship in the Adirondacks

Danny Gokey Speaking PottersvilleThe Worship in the Adirondacks is a two day Christian Music Festival at the Word of Life Ranch in rural Pottersville, New York.  It was also the reunion spot for three longtime Danny Gokey fans:  Maria, Anne Marie and Jan.  While it had been years since we’d all been together (a Carribean Sophia’s Heart cruise?), our friendship was renewed over a Danny Gokey concert — and a good, old fashioned summertime drenching!

On Friday, June 23rd we journeyed to the little town of Pottersville in Upstate New York to attend the Worship in the Adirondacks Christian Festival. We were looking forward to seeing Jasmine Murray, Ryan Stevenson, Unspoken, Steven Curtis Chapman and our fave, Danny Gokey for the 1st day line-up.

Skies were threatening and turned into a full deluge as we had to pull off the highway to wait for better visibility. Fortunately it soon cleared and we arrived at the large, but soggy, festival area.

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Recap: Danny Gokey Returns to MKE on The Very Next Thing Tour

Danny Gokey performing at The Very Next Thing Tour

Casting Crowns, Danny Gokey & Unspoken at the Milwaukee Theatre

Did you think I would SKIP seeing Danny Gokey return to his hometown on The Next Very Thing Tour?

I didn’t think so.

When the tickets went on sale I managed to snag two tickets from the Ticketmaster phone App. It told me they were the “Best Available” tickets  when the Casting Crowns pre-sale started.  I’ve been burned by letting the ticket seller pick my seats (Eau Claire for the Celebrate Christmas Tour….) but I was on my phone at work.  So, I grabbed them, checked out and hoped for the best.

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Jan’s Recap: Celebrating Christmas with Danny Gokey & Natalie Grant

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I’ve already posted the video of my darling hubbie interviewing Danny Gokey after the “Celebrate Christmas” show  at the Zorn Arena in Eau Claire, so I doubt I could top THAT; but I will give you a little recap of my weekend!

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I was at two consecutive Danny Gokey and Natalie Grant “Celebrate Christmas” shows!  Yup, I live a charmed life. But we did end up driving nearly 600 miles to attend two shows, back to back!

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Videos, Recap: Lori’s Night at “Celebrate Christmas”

lori-c-cc-natalie-grant-danny-gokey-sLongtime DG fan and supporter, Lori Castilleja, has shared her night at the Celebrate Christmas Tour of Danny Gokey and Natalie Grant

First up, a little bit from the Question & Answer before the concert:

What is your favorite song?

After Natalie said a hymn, Danny said “Give Me Jesus” to which Natalie joked “way to self promote, Danny” and burst out laughing. I love their camaraderie. She said they are like brother and sister and he agreed cause she picks on him but since he grew up with 4 sisters who picked on him, he’s used to it.

What is on your bucket list?

Natalie answered that one of hers has already happened and that was headlining Carnegie Hall but another item she hopes to come true is to live in NYC for 6 months. Danny jokingly said he hopes his album sells a million copies but then in excitement said one item is going to happen in the summer because he has a booking in Hawaii. Wow. Did we know this? (Editor’s note:  Yes, we did, but a date and specific location has NOT been announced….)

Setlist for her night:

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Recap: Danny Gokey’s 5th Annual Sophia’s Heart Gala

danny-gokey-shf-2016-450x293Danny Gokey at the Wisconsin Club Country Club on October 19th, 2016 

The annual benefit for the SHF Milwaukee Area youth and arts program celebrated its fifth gala in style at the elegant WCCC location.  Auction items, cocktail hour, wonderful dining, performances by the Sophia’s Heart Choir and the foundation’s founder, Danny Gokey, topped the evening!

The Sophia’s Heart Kids Choir opened the evening’s  entertainment by performing covers of  pop hits and an original song, too.  Danny Gokey sang, “Symptoms”, “Better Than Gold”, “Long Train Running”. The Sophia’s Heart Kids Choir returned to back  Danny on, “Hope in Front of Me”, “Better Than I Found It”, “My Life” and more.

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Video, Photos, Recap: Danny Gokey Returns to Milwaukee!

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Danny Gokey comes back to Wisconsin as the headliner!

While I already had the Danny’s December Christmas show dates in Green Bay and Eau Claire, this announcement was months earlier and in the same town as some of our family! I bought 6 VIP/Artist Circle tickets even before I knew who could go.

These details ALWAYS work out for Danny concerts. ❤

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