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Michael W. Smith at Scheels Arena

Life 97.9 KFNW presents Michael W. Smith, with Third Day, in a Christmas concert at the Scheels Arena in Fargo at 7 p.m. Dec. 5.

Multi-platinum recording artist Smith is one of the best-selling and most influential artists in contemporary Christian music.

He has impacted the mainstream music industry as well, winning three Grammy awards and 40 Dove Awards. During his 28-year career, he has recorded 29 No. 1 songs, 14 gold albums and five platinum albums.

Third Day has sold more than 10 million albums and was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2008. The group has won four Grammy awards, an American Music Award and 20 Dove Awards.

Concert attendees are asked to bring nonperishable food items for the New Life Center’s food pantry and/or pajamas for Project Ignite Light, a faith-based organization that provides clothing and other items to children who have experienced neglect or abuse. New two-piece pajama sets, size infant through 14, are being collected.

Concert tickets start at $15, and are available at the Scheels Arena box office, at Tickets 300 locations, by phone at 866-300-8300 or online at

Life 97.9 is a non-commercial, listener-supported station owned and operated by University of Northwestern, St. Paul, Minn.