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Michael W. Smith

Date

Aug 12, 2017
08:15pm – 10:30pm

Location
Hoover Auditorium (map)

Michael W. Smith, an award-winning, contemporary Christian artist, will perform his chart-topping hits in Hoover Auditorium at 8:15 pm. Saturday, Aug. 12.

His greatest hits, “Place in this World,” “Open the Eyes of My Heart” and “Above All” have reached the top of both the contemporary Christian and mainstream charts.

At age 5, Smith wrote his first song and later went on to Nashville to pursue a career in music. He started playing keyboard with the group Higher Ground, and then signed his first songwriting contract with Paragon/Benson Publishing Company. 

Smith made his very first album in 1983, titled Michael W. Smith Project. He wrote all of the music, while his wife, Debbie, wrote the lyrics.

Smith’s career skyrocketed after moving to a more contemporary sound. He has sold more than 15 million albums and recorded 32 No. 1 songs, 16 gold albums and six platinum albums. Smith is also a three-time Grammy Award winner and has earned 45 Dove Awards.

He has a gift for delivering songs that capture the hearts of listeners and gives voice to their thoughts and feelings.

During his three-decade career, Smith toured with Amy Grant and Steven Curtis Chapman.

He has also made guest appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Good Morning America,” “Entertainment Tonight” and “Christmas in Washington.”

Smith signed with Capitol Christian Music Group in 2013. He viewed the move as an opportunity to step into a new creative chapter of his life and to craft a vibrant collection of vertically-focused songs with a fresh sense of musical innovation.

In 2016, Smith released the album Hymns II – Shine on Us, a new single, “He Will Never End,” and a Christmas project “Almost There – A Christmas Musical,” named after one of the songs from his 2014 Christmas album, The Spirit of Christmas.

He recently played “James” in the live musical The Passion: New Orleans, which aired on FOX in 2016.

In the midst of 24 albums, three films and 13 books, as well as numerous awards, Smith and his wife have been blessed with five children, Ryan, Whitney, Tyler, Emily and Anna.


Admission

Purchasing a Daily, Saturday or Season Chautauqua Pass includes admission into Lakeside Chautauqua and all shows in Hoover Auditorium, plus additional benefits. A separate ‘ticket’ is not necessary to attend a Hoover show. As always, children age 12 and under and guests over age 90 are always free. Parking is an additional charge. Chautauqua Passes and Auto Passes may be purchased online at tickets.lakesideohio.com or upon entering the gates of Lakeside. Please allow two weeks for online processing. There are no reserved seats for Hoover shows; seats are on a first-come, first-served basis. Present your Chautauqua Pass upon entering Hoover Auditorium.

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Admission

Purchasing a Daily, Saturday or Season Chautauqua Pass includes admission into Lakeside Chautauqua and all shows in Hoover Auditorium, plus additional benefits. A separate "ticket" is not necessary to attend a Hoover show. As always, children age 12 and under and guests over age 90 are always free. Parking is an additional charge. Chautauqua Passes and Auto Passes may be purchased online at tickets.lakesideohio.com or upon entering the gates of Lakeside. Please allow two weeks for online processing. There are no reserved seats for Hoover shows; seats are on a first-come, first-served basis. Present your Chautauqua Pass upon entering Hoover Auditorium.

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