This article was originally published by The Mennonite

Everence to sponsor the Walking Roots Band’s Great Midwest Tour

Photo: The Walking Roots Band. Photo provided by The Walking Roots Band.

Everence Financial is presenting sponsorship of the Walking Roots Band’s summer 2019 tour.

The Harrisonburg, Virginia-based acoustic folk and roots music group writes hope-filled original folk music and enjoys merging traditional hymn texts with new melodies and arrangements.

“Everence is committed to bringing people together to enrich the communities and lives we share—something music naturally does for so many of us,” says Madalyn Metzger, Everence vice president of marketing. “Because of that, and our shared Anabaptist faith values, sponsoring the Walking Roots Band’s Great Midwest Tour is a natural fit.”

The sponsorship will enable the Walking Roots Band to offer pay-what-you-can ticketing or free tickets, depending on the venue. Additionally, the band will contribute a portion of concert T-shirt sales to the Everence Sharing Fund to support community members in need.

“We have been blessed by the support of friends and fans in many different communities,” says Seth Crissman, band member, pastor, songwriter and music leader for the 2019 Mennonite Church USA convention, “and we’re thankful Everence is helping make it possible for us to go visit a bunch of them this summer.”

The group will tour Ohio, Indiana, Iowa and Kansas in late June. For a complete schedule, visit the band’s website at

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