May 10, 2019 at 8:35 pm EDT | by Joey DiGuglielmo
Out singer Bobby Jo Valentine to perform at Christ Congregational church this weekend
Bobby Jo Valentine, gay news, Washington Blade
Bobby Jo Valentine (Photo courtesy of Valentine)

Singer/songwriter Bobby Jo Valentine will perform a concert at Christ Congregational Church in Silver Spring, Md. (9525 Colesville Road) on Saturday, May 11 at 6:00 p.m. He will also sing at the church’s worship hour on Sunday, May 12 at 10:30 a.m.

In promotional material from the church, Valentine is described as a “multi-faceted songwriter and storyteller,” whose songs are “both earthbound and mystical and speak of the gentle, everyday spiritual awakenings of an openhearted life.”

Valentine has given a Ted Talk, won various “song of the year” awards from the West Coast Songwriter’s Association and is openly gay. He performs at festivals, house concerts, gay men’s retreats, churches and other venues. He often performs accompanying himself on acoustic guitar in a classic singer/songwriter vein. 

“We first met Bobby Jo in 2017 at a national gathering for open and affirming churches in Baltimore and knew we had to have him come to CCC because of his message … which especially resonated with us,” says Tim Carrigan, member. “We thought our neighbors across the D.C. region, LGBTQ or otherwise would also find it uplifting particularly in these uncertain times.” 

Tickets are $15 at the door.

Joey DiGuglielmo is the Features Editor for the Washington Blade.

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