Dramatic Performance Produced by Former Miss Michigan to be Featured at Catholic Youth Event
SAGINAW – “The Cross and the Light Concert Experience” will be performed at the upcoming MYE Faith youth event on Aug. 8, 2015 at Saginaw Valley State University. “The Cross and the Light Concert Experience” is a musical performance about Jesus produced by former Miss Michigan and Miss America Runner-up, Kelly Nieto.
“The Cross and the Light” has been performed for over 70,000 people around the world. Seven performers will travel from as far away as New York City for the youth event, including rising stars such as Tim Bowman, Jr., son of jazz legend Tim Bowman and nephew of gospel icons Vickie and CeCe Winans.
“As a musician, I’ve opened for Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, and many others and the singers who will travel to Saginaw are just as talented,” said Nieto. She not only praises the talent of the cast, but also their generosity as well. For example, Nieto initially knew that she could not afford to hire Tim Bowman, Jr. after he secured a record contract with Capitol Records which released albums by artists such as Frank Sinatra, The Beatles and many others. Yet, Bowman enjoyed performing in the “Cross and the Light” so much that he agreed to continue doing so.
“The Cross and the Light Concert Experience” is one of the highlights planned for this summer’s youth event that will also include Mass with the Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, an evening concert with JJ Weeks Band, breakout sessions with Kelly Nieto and others and much more.
MYE FAITH is a one-day event presented by the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw in which youth encounter Christ through the Eucharist, dynamic speakers, spirit-filled prayer, stirring music, and more. The theme for the 2015 youth event is "Got Love?" There is no fee for youth attendees and adult chaperones in the Diocese of Saginaw. Free bus transportation to and from the event is available. More information about the MYE Faith youth event can be found at