Festival of Faith and Music, Music Matters


FFM 2017 features three nights of concerts by amazing artists plus several smaller performances throughout the conference. There are a limited number of non-Festival tickets available for each show; visit our box office to order.


CFAC = Covenant Fine Arts Center

Thursday, March 30
Time Event Location
4 p.m. Registration CFAC West Lobby
6:30 p.m. Pre-note: Douglas Fir CFAC Recital Hall
7 p.m. Keynote: Ann Powers
Body and Soul: How Popular Music Bridges the Gap Between the Sacred and the Secular
CFAC Recital Hall
8:30 p.m. Concert: Jamila Woods w/ Vox Vidorra
Jewly Hight to host conversation with Jamila Woods following the performance.
CFAC Auditorium
Friday, March 31
Time Event Location
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Calvin bookstore table featuring FFM authors CFAC West Lobby
10 a.m. Worship led by Justin McRoberts CFAC Auditorium
10:45 a.m. Pre-Note: Currently Pending CFAC Recital Hall
11 a.m. Keynote: Jessica Hopper & Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib CFAC Recital Hall
12 p.m. Lunch
2 p.m. Spoken Word and Poetry with Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, Billy Mark, and L.S. Klatt CFAC Recital Hall
2:45 p.m. Workshop 1 Various
4 p.m. Break
4:15 p.m. Workshop 2 Various
5:30 p.m. Dinner
8 p.m. Concert: Julien Baker w/ Vagabonds
Conversation with Julien Baker following performance.
CFAC Auditorium
Saturday, April 1
Time Event Location
10 a.m. Panel discussion: Responding to the White House CFAC Recital Hall
11 a.m. Workshop 3 Various
12:15 p.m. Lunch
2 p.m. Workshop 4 Various
3:15 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. Workshop 5 Various
5 p.m. Dinner
6:30 p.m. Pre-note: Parlor Voice CFAC Recital Hall
7 p.m. Keynote: Katelyn Beaty
Why Sing When the World Is Burning?: A Vision for Culture Making Amid Despair
CFAC Recital Hall
8:30 p.m. Concert: David Bazan
w/ special early screening of Brandon Vedder's David Bazan documentary: Strange Negotiations.
CFAC Auditorium