Jan 09 , 2019



(Van Wert, OH) - Behind every artist that graces the Niswonger stage is a goal to fulfill. Some of those goals involve discovery and opportunity, some nostalgia, some awareness and much more. One goal the Niswonger strives to achieve every season is providing events that leave the audience more positive and uplifted than when they first arrived. One such event for IGNITE 18-19 is Christian Pop Rock group Sanctus Real, Sunday, April 14 at 7:30 PM presented by Strategence Capital. 

Experience Christian Pop-Rockers, Sanctus Real as they begin a new era. With a fresh voice on lead vocals, and expanding their songwriting – they are igniting a new modern sound for the band while performing all their hits. Their focus remains on writing songs that move people toward an understanding of their identity in Christ.

After 20 years of touring, 24 radio hits and full album sales exceeding 750,000, Sanctus Real has become a trusted source of encouraging songs of faith. With a new lead singer in place, the trio began writing songs that became songs set to lead Dustin Lolli’s soulful vocals. The sound is noticeably different from the brand’s original, but the focus remains on hope found in an unchanging Savior. While the new songs are certainly influenced by the outward changes in life, the message is centered on how change can bring about personal redemption.

Original members, Mark Graalman and Chris Rohman, who began the band in a garage in Toledo, Ohio, are joined by Dustin Lolli.


“We’re a group of guys making music together as opposed to a group of guys getting behind a song. We’re focusing back on the simple message of the gospel,” says Graalman. “It’s the simple message of God’s love.”


It will be a night full of praise and worship!


Along with Presenting Sponsor Strategence Capital, Season Sponsors for IGNITE 18-19 include Chuck & Karen Koch, StateWide Ford Lincoln, and Van Wert Federal Savings Bank.

Tickets for Sanctus Real can be purchased through the Box Office Mon - Fri, 10 AM - 5 PM at 419-238-6722 and online at NPACVW.ORG

The Niswonger Performing Arts Center is located at 10700 SR 118 S, Van Wert, Ohio.

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