|Night of Inspiration flyer / Facebook|
Last Saturday (January 28th) was incredible! National recording artist Tyrone "Tye" Tribbett came to Goldsboro, NC for Goldsboro's Night of Inspiration. Having seen Tye a few times before, I knew what to expect. A Tye Tribbett concert is a worship experience like none other. Tye's worship is so authentic. It's uncut, undignified praise! The anointing bounces off of him and onto every person in the audience. It's a powerful, direct encounter with God.
|Tye Tribbett / Twitter|
I was excited for Tye, but I also enjoyed the MC and the opening acts. They really set the atmosphere for God to move. The MC for the evening was Tim Shropshire, a comedian from Fayetteville, NC. I've seen Shrop in action before too, but each time is like the first time because you never know what he's gonna say next...in a good way. His comedy is family-friendly and Christ-centered. #iRockWithShrop
|Comedian Tim Shropshire / Facebook|
The opening acts were great! They were all local, from Goldsboro and surrounding areas, and they were all young people, presumably ranging in age from late teens to late 20s. It was refreshing to see so many young adults souled out for Jesus. First up was Sound of the City from City Church of Goldsboro, then Generation Joshua from World Overcomers Christian Church in Raleigh, NC, followed by DeMarcus Kelly and Friends from Goldsboro/Mt. Olive, NC. All the opening acts had a similar sound: energetic, fresh, fun, and of course, Holy Ghost-filled, the perfect appetizers to prepare for the main entrée, Tye Tribbett.
|DeMarcus Kelly / Facebook|
|Generation Joshua / Facebook|
If you've never been to a Tye Tribbett concert, what are you waiting for? As I said before, it's a worship experience like none other...but it's also a workout (lol). Recording Tye's set is nearly impossible for two reasons: 1) it's hard to keep up with him! He's all over the place, but the anointing flows in tune with his movements which leads to 2) you can't watch him without dancing along with him. Tye's ministry isn't a sit-there-and-look-cute type of party. It's a you-better-GET-UP-AND-GET-YO-BLESSIN' type of party! A He's-been-TOO-GOOD, turned-my-mourning-into-dancing, V-I-C-T-O-R-Y praise! There's "No Way" you'll leave without getting blessed. (If you're familiar with Tye's music, you'll get what I did there 😉)
Tye gave us what we came for and then some, with classics like "Most High God," and "Everything" and a few of my Greater Than favorites, including "The Worship Medley (There Is Nothing Like/Glory To God Forever)." After a mini sermon, he segued seamlessly into another Greater Than hit, the shout-inducing "He Turned It," followed by his new rap-infused single "Work It Out" from his forthcoming project, a live recording called Bloody Win. To close the show (or so we thought), he revisited GT one more time with the ever-popular "If He Did It Before/Same God." Just when we thought it was over, he gave us an "after party" song, his 2006 smash hit, "Victory!" Goldsboro's Night of Inspiration left me inspired, encouraged, and wanting to hear more. I did my best to record, but I had to take a pause during "He Turned It" for that praise break #TurnUpForJesus! Check out videos of Tye's performance here.
*Images without captions are my own.