Sidewalk Prophets’ Great Big Family Christmas Tour Coming to AU


Anderson, Ind. — Anderson University (AU) will welcome alumni artists the Sidewalk Prophets back to campus for their “Great Big Family Christmas” tour on December 5, 2021, in AU’s Reardon Auditorium.

Reardon Auditorium is excited to publicly open its doors for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic. The university looks forward to welcoming AU students, alumni, the city of Anderson, and surrounding communities to come together in celebrating the holiday season with the Great Big Family Christmas” tour.

Founded on AU’s campus, the Sidewalk Prophets first released music in 2003 before graduating from the university in 2004. Since then, the band has produced Christian and U.S. chart hits and has been nominated for multiple Dove Awards, winning “New Artist of the Year” in 2010. The Sidewalk Prophets have also had a full career touring around the U.S. with other notable Christian artists like Matthew West, MercyMe, TobyMac, and more. 

“Starting a band at AU is not uncommon. What is uncommon is starting a band at AU that amounts to two decades worth of fantastic and uplifting music,” said AU’s director of Alumni Relations, Trent Palmer. “It’s so cool that Dave and Ben are bringing the Sidewalk Prophets back to campus for their Christmas tour. We’re so proud of these guys and what they’ve accomplished.” 

Not only will the evening hold surprises for the audience, but the Sidewalk Prophets will also be collecting donations for a family in need within the Anderson community this season, in efforts to create a “Great Big Family” experience in each city they tour. 

Join the Sidewalk Prophets on December 5 at 7 p.m. to kick off the holiday season with this Christmas concert. Student admission is $10 through the box office. All other admission starts at $18. Tickets for this event can be purchased through AU’s Reardon Auditorium Box Office or

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.