Christian band the Brothers McClurg will perform a free concert Thursday, June 13, at 7 p.m. at Living in Freedom Everyday (LIFE) Ministry, 22 Lindsey St.

The Buffalo-based Brothers McClurg started out as two bands fronted by brothers Anthony and Chris Hoisington and turned into a group of Christian brothers who share a desire to see lives changed through worship.

Until recently, this six-piece outfit from western New York was known as Relevant Worship, the name of their community-wide ministry. With their recent signing to Integrity Music, the band decided to embrace their musical heritage by taking the name Brothers McClurg, which was the name of a rock band formerly fronted by the Hoisingtons.

The name also pays homage to  the brothers’ greatest influence, maternal grandfather Pastor Bill McClurg, who led the southern gospel group The McClurg Family Singers.

All ages are welcome to come and join the night of music. The concert will take place under the big tent with some chairs available; bringing one’s own lawn seating if possible is encouraged. From 5 to 6 p.m., Jake Barbour and others will be reading the Bible’s “Book of Nehemiah”; and from 6 to 6:45 p.m. there will be other entertainment.

LIFE Ministry is a community center for creating fullness and prosperity in peoples’ lives, families’ lives and the community. For more information, visit To sample the music, visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or