web1_web0926Concert01

Band brings crowd to amphitheater

LaGRANGE — Grammy nominated band Needtobreathe took the stage at Sweetland Amphitheatre on Saturday night as part of their Tour de Compadres 2016.

Needtobreathe was joined by opening acts John Mark McMillan and Mat Kearney for the concert. Needtobreathe is one of the biggest acts to appear at Sweetland to date, and the amphitheatre was sold out of tickets for the show.

“I think they have a really raw sound, and I like it,” said concert attendee Joseph Hamilton about the band. “A raw sound and a lot of energy.”

The American Christian rock band from South Carolina has released six studio albums, and it has won 10 Gospel Music Awards. It was nominated for a Grammy last year.

“It’s exciting to see a band like this come to LaGrange,” said Cailin Allen, who has been a fan of the band for several years.

Sweetland Amphitheatre’s next scheduled event is the Sweetland Craft Beer and Music Festival on Oct. 8. Tickets can be purchased at sweetland.events/events-tickets/.

Needtobreathe performs at Sweetland Amphitheatre as part of the band’s Tour de Compadres 2016.
http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_web0926Concert02.jpgNeedtobreathe performs at Sweetland Amphitheatre as part of the band’s Tour de Compadres 2016. Alicia B. Hill | Special to the Daily News
Mat Kearney and his band plays to a sold out show on Saturday.
http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_web0926Concert03.jpgMat Kearney and his band plays to a sold out show on Saturday. Alicia B. Hill | Special to the Daily News
John Mark McMillan and his band performs to open the Saturday concert at Sweetland.
http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_web0926Concert04.jpgJohn Mark McMillan and his band performs to open the Saturday concert at Sweetland. Alicia B. Hill | Special to the Daily News
Mat Kearney, best known for his songs played on TV shows like ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ plays at Sweetland Amphitheatre on Saturday.
http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_web0926Concert05.jpgMat Kearney, best known for his songs played on TV shows like ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ plays at Sweetland Amphitheatre on Saturday. Alicia B. Hill | Special to the Daily News
‘Bear’ Rinehart of Needtobreathe captures the crowd’s attention at the concert on Saturday.
http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_web0926Concert06.jpg‘Bear’ Rinehart of Needtobreathe captures the crowd’s attention at the concert on Saturday. Alicia B. Hill | Special to the Daily News
William Stanley ‘Bear’ Rinehart III of Needtobreathe sings at the concert Saturday night at Sweetland Amphitheatre in LaGrange.
http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_web0926Concert01.jpgWilliam Stanley ‘Bear’ Rinehart III of Needtobreathe sings at the concert Saturday night at Sweetland Amphitheatre in LaGrange. Alicia B. Hill | Special to the Daily News

By Alicia B. Hill

Daily News correspondent

Alicia B. Hill is a correspondent for LaGrange Daily News. Reach the office at 706-884-7311.