Arts and Entertainment

Marysville-Pilchuck hosts concert for Young Life

MARYSVILLE — The Marysville-Pilchuck High School auditorium will host a concert to help support at-risk area children.

Hannah Michelle Weeks is a recording artist and songwriter who’s shared stages with country music stars Kenny Chesney, Darius Rucker, Rodney Atkins and Eric Church, and on May 20 starting at 7 p.m., the M-PHS auditorium will serve as the stage for her benefit concert for Young Life of North Snohomish County.

Mark Wagner will open the show for Weeks, and has performed with artists such as Brandon Heath, Paul Wright and Rachel Lampa. Wagner has sung in front of thousands of high school students during his volunteer work with Young Life, an organization that he believes can give hope to the hopeless.

“This is where my heart is at,” Weeks said of her work for programs that support teens and young adults. “Experiencing kids opening up about their lives has been amazing, and has played a big part in shaping who I am.”

This show will help send middle school and high school kids to camp this summer at Washington Family Ranch Creekside and the Malibu Club in Canada. Young Life is a non-profit organization that provides high-risk kids in those age groups with adult mentors, with whom they can build positive, lasting relationships and invest in their own lives. Through these relationships, they also share the gospel. This summer, the program will send 133 kids to camp, and aims to offer scholarships to those kids who wouldn’t be able to afford it otherwise. North Snohomish County Young Life is currently active in Marysville, Arlington, Stanwood, Lakewood, Granite Falls and the Tulalip reservation.

General-admission tickets are available online at www.brownpapertickets.com. There will be no reserved seating.

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