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Casting Crowns brings largest turnout to Albany Civic Center in awhile

Casting Crowns and I Am They was at the Albany Civic Center Saturday. (Source: WALB) Casting Crowns and I Am They was at the Albany Civic Center Saturday. (Source: WALB)
The Albany Civic Center said the turnout from Saturday's concert is the largest they've seen in awhile. (Source: WALB) The Albany Civic Center said the turnout from Saturday's concert is the largest they've seen in awhile. (Source: WALB)
Casting Crown stopped through the Albany Civic Center on Saturday. (Source: WALB) Casting Crown stopped through the Albany Civic Center on Saturday. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A world renowned Christian music group brought huge crowds to the Albany Civic Center tonight.

More than 3,000 people went to the Casting Crowns concert.

It marks the biggest turnout the Albany Civic Center has seen in quite sometime.

Now, Civic Center leaders are looking to bring more traction like this in the future.

Earlier this month, city commissioners approved an agreement for Global Spectrum, Spectra Venue Management to manage the Albany Civic Center.

City of Albany officials said this was their chance to go out with a bang by bringing in the band that has a heavy following.

On May 1st, Spectra will take over as the new manager, while the building will still be owned by the City of Albany.

 The City and Spectra will work as partners to continue revamping the venue.

"We're just excited about them coming in. We feel like we're on the right track now. This show is a good example of some exciting events that we have coming up. So we're excited to see the new management company come in and kind of take where we left off and take it and run with it and do even bigger and better," said Joel Holmes, Director of Parks and Recreation and Civic Center. 

Officials at the Civic Center said Spectra has a great track record with big name entertainment acts in the industry.

They said people in Albany can expect bigger events in the future. 

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