Mercy’s Well, Sidewalk Prophets entertain Gallia fair crowd


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Mercy’s Well plays for the audience on the main stage Tuesday evening at the Gallia County Junior Fair. Pictured, from left, are band members Brad Strider, Jake Wood and Greg Gainer.


Greg Gainer sings a song of praise during his performance with Mercy’s Well on Tuesday night at the Gallia County Junior Fair.


David Frey, lead singer of Sidewalk Prophets points at his bass guitarist Cal Joslin on stage Tuesday night at the Gallia County Junior Fair.


Ben McDonald jams on guitar during the opening set for the Sidewalk Prophets’ “Rock and Worship Roadshow.”


Daniel Macal plays lead guitar on stage for the Sidewalks Prophets on Tuesday night.


Lead singer David Frey, left, of the Sidewalk Prophets, belts out a heartfelt song while lead guitarist Daniel Macal skillfully plays the mandolin.


GALLIPOLIS — A large crowd enjoyed a night of rock and worship Tuesday night as the Sidewalk Prophets took to the main stage at the Gallia County Fair.

Sidewalk Prophets, a contemporary Christian music band from nearby Indiana, were first formed by lead singer David Frey and lead guitarist Ben McDonald while they were college students at Anderson (Ind.) University.

The band won the 2010 GMA Dove Award for New Artist of the Year.

Opening for the Sidewalk Prophets was Mercy’s Well, a trio based in Greensboro, N.C.

Maddie & Tae, a female country music duo — Madison Marlow and Taylor Dye — will take the main stage Wednesday night.

Mercy’s Well plays for the audience on the main stage Tuesday evening at the Gallia County Junior Fair. Pictured, from left, are band members Brad Strider, Jake Wood and Greg Gainer.
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_MercysWell1.jpgMercy’s Well plays for the audience on the main stage Tuesday evening at the Gallia County Junior Fair. Pictured, from left, are band members Brad Strider, Jake Wood and Greg Gainer.

Greg Gainer sings a song of praise during his performance with Mercy’s Well on Tuesday night at the Gallia County Junior Fair.
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_MercysWell2.jpgGreg Gainer sings a song of praise during his performance with Mercy’s Well on Tuesday night at the Gallia County Junior Fair.

David Frey, lead singer of Sidewalk Prophets points at his bass guitarist Cal Joslin on stage Tuesday night at the Gallia County Junior Fair.
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_sidewalk1.jpgDavid Frey, lead singer of Sidewalk Prophets points at his bass guitarist Cal Joslin on stage Tuesday night at the Gallia County Junior Fair.

Ben McDonald jams on guitar during the opening set for the Sidewalk Prophets’ “Rock and Worship Roadshow.”
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_sidewalk2.jpgBen McDonald jams on guitar during the opening set for the Sidewalk Prophets’ “Rock and Worship Roadshow.”

Daniel Macal plays lead guitar on stage for the Sidewalks Prophets on Tuesday night.
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_sidewalk3.jpgDaniel Macal plays lead guitar on stage for the Sidewalks Prophets on Tuesday night.

Lead singer David Frey, left, of the Sidewalk Prophets, belts out a heartfelt song while lead guitarist Daniel Macal skillfully plays the mandolin.
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_sidewalkMain.jpgLead singer David Frey, left, of the Sidewalk Prophets, belts out a heartfelt song while lead guitarist Daniel Macal skillfully plays the mandolin.

Michael Johnson

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