Sponsorship Opportunities for Rick Lee James Thunder Release Concert at the John Legend Theater

Become a Concert Partner

Become a sponsor of Rick Lee James Album Release Concert, featuring Brothers McClurg at The John Legend Theater on February 22nd, 2019. Receive exposure for your band, your product, your ministry, or your company that is like no other.  This concert will be a unique show that hits on all the senses and the imagination of the audience. Backed by popular New York based band, Brothers McClurg, Rick Lee James will play through many selections from his new album, Thunder, including the never before released Rich Mullins title track, Thunder. 

Sponsors like you can help to make this event happen.  Your participation will not only make people aware of your business it will also demonstrate an investment in our community and the artistic expressions being performed at the John Legend Theater (Owned and operated by the Springfield City School District).  The John Legend Theater is one of the most unique and inspirational musical venues in Western Ohio. The Springfield/Dayton community will enjoy original quality music with state of the art sound and lighting in the comfortable, newly renovated, John Legend Theater.

Rick Lee James and Brothers McClurg work to create a welcoming community feel for audiences of all ages. An investment in the THUNDER Release Concert means you care about quality and you understand what it means to appreciate the quality of an excellent musical experience. You understand that music matters in our culture and you understand the power of sharing the message of the Gospel through the arts.

An investment in this concert is an investment in community excellence and in local art.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I sponsor?

There are several options listed in the yellow cart button below. Every sponsorship will help to lighten the financial load on Rick Lee James who has paid for every event expense out of pocket in advance including theater rental, airline tickets for the band, hotel accomodations, food and more.

What does it cost to be a sponsor?

Sponsorships start as low as $50 for a single expense and go up in price from there. You can sponsor as many cart items as you like. Some sponsors may elect to pay for larger expenses, each of which are laid out in the cart below. Rick Lee James and Voices In My Head Productions LLC have tried to create a sponsorship proposal to accommodate your marketing budget. See list of our expenses in the sponsorship dropdown cart below.

Event Cost Estimate:

  • Hotel Costs $212.58
  • Airline Tickets for band $956.40
  • Theater Costs $615.00
  • Event Insurance $158.00
  • Sponsorship Level 1 $50.00
  • Sponsorship Level 2 $100.00
  • Sponsorship Level 3 $200.00
  • Sponsorship Level 4 $300.00
  • Sponsorship Level 5 $400.00
  • Sponsorship Level 6 $500.00 USD
Sponsorship Options

What benefits do I receive as a sponsor?

As an concert sponsor, you will enjoy a variety of benefits. Below are just some of the wonderful benefits we offer to our sponsors:

  • Recognition of your company (ad graphic/logo if you wish to provide one) as a concert sponsor in the event program.
  • 1 Complimentary ticket for every $50 spent. (Sponsor at $100 level and get two tickets, sponsor at $400 level and get 8 tickets…etc )
  • Recognition of your company on the RickLeeJames.com website.
  • Every $50 donation will receive THUNDER on CD.
  • Every donation $100 and over will receive THUNDER on Vinyl and CD.
  • Every donation over $200 will receive a THUNDER T-Shirt, A Vinyl, and a CD. (Sponsor $400, get two t-shirts…etc.)

Please contact me with any questions or to discuss your ideas! Rick@RickLeeJames.com or 937.206.1146.

We look forward to partnering with you.

-Rick Lee James & Voices In My Head Productions LLC

Brothers McClurg To Join Rick Lee James in Concert at the John Legend Theater on February 22nd

Poster_RLJ and Brothers McClurg_John Legend

I am so pleased to announce that Brothers McClurg will be joining me for the official release concert of my new album, THUNDER. The concert will be hosted at the prestigious John Legend Theater in Springfield Ohio on February 22nd. Brothers McClurg will open the concert and serve as my backing band as we play through the album live for the first time together since the recording studio.

Brothers McClurg’s legacy of music and ministry spans three generations and has a rich heritage of serving  local churches. What started out as two bands fronted by brothers Anthony and Chris Hoisington, has turned into a group of Christian brothers who share a desire to see lives changed through worship. Hailing from Buffalo, the band has brought warmth and hope to an area known for its frigid winters, as well as its depressed economy–now making national headlines for as upswing.

The John Legend Theater opened in the fall of 2016 to serve the Springfield City School District and the Springfield community.

The John Legend Theater is located within the Springfield Center of Innovation: The Dome in Springfield’s Promise Neighborhood, where there is a real opportunity to make a positive difference in young people’s lives.

The concert will start at 7:30PM on February 22nd.

Tickets are $15 a person.
Groups who buy 5 tickets and get one free.

Expect a full evening of music where I’ll be playing the entire new album live. We will also be giving away signed copies of Thunder on CD and on Vinyl to ticket holders whose names are drawn.

Seating is limited so call the box office to reserve your tickets today at (937) 505-2945.

Tickets are also available online but online orders will incur a $2.00 service fee so we recommend calling or visiting the box office in person. The only way to get the 6th ticket free is by calling.

I hope you can join me for a wonderful evening of celebration.

Rick Lee James

We’ve Got A Number One Album!


Yesterday UTR Media released a compilation album of 15 artists who will be featured at “Escape To The Lake” music festival this July in Cedar Lake Indiana.

In less than a day album went to #1 album on the charts at Noisetrade.com. UTR Media has put together an amazing lineup of musicians for this album. I’m so honored to be part of it.

Check Out This Track List

Download the Escape To The Lake artist sampler album at the link below:



micro-episode- Thunder Album Update


We Now Have A New Funding Goal For The New Album and Two Easy New Ways To Contribute

Our New Funding Goal Is $6000

Two Easy Ways Help Make The Album:
1.) By Text Message (Text ‘Thunder’ to 555888)

2.) Indiegogo Pre-Sales will start on March 12th, 2018


Rick Lee James New Album: Thunder

Pre-Order “THUNDER” now! Any contribution helps fund this album | Check out ‘Rick Lee James New Album: Thunder’ on Indiegogo.

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This Press Release Originally Appeared on ABNewswire


Musician and singer Rick Lee James is all set to carry on the legacy of Rich Mullins, the American contemporary Christian music singer, and songwriter, best known for his worship songs “Awesome God” and “Step by Step”. In the summer of 2017, in the middle of writing and planning a new studio album, James received a phone call from Rich Mullins’ first publisher Randy Cox. Randy kindly asked if there would be a place for some of Rich Mullins’ unpublished music on James’ new record. After hearing the Mullins’ song ‘Thunder’, James gladly committed to recording it. With the lyrics, “It sounded like thunder when you cleared the temple”, Thunder sets the tone for the entire project. This new album is designed to shake things up a bit.

To meet the financial needs for this new full-length album, James has started a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.com with a goal of $10,200. As an emerging artist who has been deeply inspired by the music and life of Rich Mullins, the project means a lot to him and he is ready to put his heart and soul into it.

Rick is a worship leader, singer, and songwriter, author, speaker and Podcast host with over twenty years of experience in the ministry. He also had the privilege to share the gospel through music to various venues such as the world-famous Ryman Auditorium and the National Worship Leader Conference. Even with the experience he has, James has both great elation and caution when approaching the music of a CCM icon like Rich Mullins. “Rich Mullins is to Christian music what Bob Dylan is to secular music”, says James. “There’s a great deal of pressure not only to be true to what Rich envisioned but to make something that his fans can be proud of”.

In addition to the lost music by Rich Mullins, this new album will be filled with James’ own original songs, re-imagined hymns, and congregational music that deals with tough issues like loving our enemies and learning how to lament in worship.

The album is being made at Old Bear Studio in Buffalo, New York with the popular rootsy folk group, Brothers McClurg, as the backing band. Rich Mullins’ song ‘Thunder’, and an original song by James called “The Love of Christ” have already been recorded. Once the album is fully funded, Rick will head back to New York in March to finish the project with producer Chris Hoisington. The funds raised from the campaign will be used to cover the costs of paying for studio time, musicians, engineers, photographers, videographers, and various other productions costs.

The backers of the album receive will various perks by supporting the campaign, such as free signed copies of the CD, personalized gifts from Rick’s private media collections, guest spots on the Voices In My Head Podcast, an autographed electric guitar, a trip to the recording studio and much more.

Information about the campaign can be found at Indiegogo.com.

Campaign Address: https://igg.me/at/RichMullinsThunder

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Voices In My Head Podcast #246: Wonder, Coco, and the Most Moving Voices In 2017

Happy new year! This week on the podcast I share some coming events for 2018 and talk about things that moved me deeply in 2017. It’s a very special end of the year broadcast.

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Day One In Old Bear Recording Studio 11-13-2017

Here are a few pictures and videos from our first Day in Old Bear Studio in New York working on an unpublished song called “Thunder” by Rich Mullins, Lowell Alexander, and Phil Naish and a song I️ wrote called “The Love Of Christ”.



Back Into The Recording Studio

Hello Everyone,This Sunday, after I lead music at my church in Springfield Ohio, I will get into my car and head to New York to start recording my next album with Brothers McClurg at Old Bear Studios. I’ve been under the weather for about a week now with a cold and my voice, while not the greatest in the world to start with, is a little weak.

 I would be honored to have your prayers as we start to make this record. We will begin by recording an unpublished song by Rich Mullins called Thunder and my hope is that it will honor not only Rich’s memory and be something he would be proud of, but also the message of the song to bring hope to others to the honor of our great Savior. 

Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers as we begin this journey of creating new music together. I’ll post live videos along the way as I am able. Thank you again for all your support.

Rick Lee James

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