Neighborhood Theatre & MaxxMusic present


KJ Scriven

Tue, March 26, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Neighborhood Theatre

Charlotte, NC

$20 adv/$22 dos

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$3 Under 21 Surcharge at Door (Valid ID required for entry into venue. Under 18 permitted with parent.)

Accepted forms of ID: State Issued ID or Driver's License, Military ID, Passport.


5:45 VIP1 Meet & Greet Check-in
6:45 VIP2 Early Entry
7:00 Doors
8:00 KJ Scriven

Jonathan McReynolds is a Dove Award-winning and Grammy and Stellar Award-nominated gospel singer-songwriter and guitarist based in Chicago, IL. At just 28, Jonathan’s music has grown from dorm rooms to Christian music’s biggest stages over the course of three full length albums and one EP, making fans of music icons from Stevie Wonder, Nicki Minaj, and Tori Kelly to gospel giants like CeCe Winans, Yolanda Adams, and Kirk Franklin, who dubbed him “the future of gospel music.”

Jonathan’s latest, “Make Room,” released this past March, is both a graceful reminder of what makes Jonathan’s music so special and a bold foot forward in the artist’s career. Recorded live in Chicago in May 2017, the album follows Jonathan, his band, and an impressive roster of guest artists through a spirited, inspired, and elastic live set. Under Jonathan’s spellbinding performance and masterful songwriting, the live recording becomes an instrument all its own, as Jonathan navigates moments of inspired spontaneity as easily and confidently as the rehearsed. The album has spawned the singles “Cycles” and “Not Lucky, I’m Loved,” which became his first Billboard #1 Single upon its release in October 2017. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Gospel Albums chart, as well as #2 on Top Christian/Gospel Albums, and broke the mainstream at #27 on overall Top Albums and #97 on the Hot 200.

The concert recording that would become “Make Room” also became the basis for an hour-long TV special called “Jonathan McReynolds: Make Room” which was broadcast nationally on TV One later in March. The special intertwines video of selections from “Make Room” with behind-the-scenes looks at the making of McReynolds’s instant classic album.

“My albums are about being authentic and genuine, pure and transparent. That’s who I try to be as a person,” he says. “I’m direct, I’m blunt. I’m not a fan of church clichés and 'Christian-ese'. [My music] is concerned with showing others and reminding myself how the Faith doesn’t just fit every part of life, but should frame every part of life.”

Jonathan currently holds his Masters of Arts in Biblical Studies from Moody Theological Seminary and is currently an adjunct member of the Columbia College faculty on top of his work as an official contributor to Huffington Post and the founder of Elihu Nation, a nonprofit organization that promotes wisdom and recently awarded $9k in scholarships.

His appeal stretches across generational, cultural, and musical lines. It is shown in the buzzworthy performances that have marked his last four years including BET Celebration of Gospel with India.Arie, Essence Fest (2014, 2015), 106 & Park, Stellar Awards (2014, 2015, 2018), Joyful Noise, Revolt TV Live, and the Dove Awards. In addition to headlining monster shows as far as Oslo, London, and Port-of-Spain, Jonathan has toured with India Arie and Lalah Hathaway.
KJ Scriven
KJ Scriven
K.J. Scriven, an exciting and prolific Christian artist hailing out of North Carolina. K.J. brings an anticipated freshness and excitement to the gospel music industry. K.J.'s blend of soul, contemporary worship, hip hop, and alternative rock has listeners buzzing at the originality and authenticity of his sound. His strong but sincere message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ demonstrates that K.J. uses all of his heart, soul, and his guitar to invoke worship and righteous living to all generations.

Although K.J. has been involved with and surrounded by music his entire life, he recently decided to follow the voice of God and pursue the career of a solo artist in October of 2009. It was during that time, when K.J. released his first and highly reviewed EP, “The Introduction”. K.J. has toured across the southeast region of the US at numerous events, worship services, youth conferences and jazz/neo soul venues. In June 2011, KJ released “The Acoustic Experiment,” stripping away most musical instrumentation and focusing on the lyrical content to penetrate the listener’s ears and heart.

Not only is KJ an artist, but an incredible song writer, as it shines through in his music. KJ is a Grammy-award winning songwriter, which he has 3 song placements on national recording artist projects:
- “Open Up The Heavens” on Shekinah Glory's "Surrender" album
- “Love Came Down” on James Fortune's Christmas project "Grace Gift"
- “What Can I Do” on Tye Tribbett’s “Greater Than” album, which he also was
lead singer.

K.J. believes that, "music is a tool that prepares the ground of people's hearts so that eventually a seed of truth can be planted. But a prepared ground with no seed planted yields no fruit. So music with without ministry is unproductive and pointless." K.J. is living proof that God can take an empty vessel and full him with His anointing to be used for His glory.
Venue Information:
Neighborhood Theatre
511 East 36th Street
Charlotte, NC, 28205