Event Category: Churches Helping Neighbors, Fun Activities, Music Connection, and Volunteer and Ministry Opportunities

  • Extreme Tour –

    July 15 – 17th

    They will be going out into the city of Reading in small groups on Tuesday, July 16th doing what they call a HYPE.  Basically, talking to people, playing some music, and inviting people out to the official concert, which will be held on Wednesday, July 17th

    The concert will be held at Hope Rescue Mission, 645 N 6th Street, Reading, PA, from 4 – 8 PM.  The bands will be staying at a local church and will be having all their meals there.

    Yvonne Hartman (www.yvonnehartman.com), local recording singer/songwriter, is the coordinator for this year’s tour stop in Reading, PA, and will also be the headliner for the stop in Reading.


    We need a total 4 meals or our Reading, PA stop—lunch and dinner for Tuesday and Wednesday July 16th and 17th. Breakfasts are not recommended as many of the bands do not eat breakfast (however some cereal and milk are always appreciated). Midnight snacks are greatly appreciated, but are, of course, not required. We also need to provide a minimum of 150 bottles of water for the bands during and at the event. (This is to help preserve the performer’s voices as they tour extensively with us.) EXAMPLES: Potluck style meals, donations from local restaurants, caterers, stores, etc.

    If you would be willing to help with donations of a meal, snacks, some food, water, or just money to buy food, please contact Yvonne Hartman (Yvonne@yvonnehartman.com or call 610-689-0870) to see what you can do to help!  The Extreme Tour also asks for a monetary donation.  If you would be willing to donate money for this community outreach, please contact Yvonne Hartman as well.

    The concert is free and open to the public (of course!).  Please feel free to come out and check it out!



    The Extreme Tour began in 1994 as a grassroots project of “The Extreme,” a cultural outreach project started by Ted Bruun and a small group of friends who were concerned for the at-risk youth in their rural farming community. The Objective was to use Extreme Sports and Music Events, held in communities across Idaho, as a setting to effectively demonstrate and declare the love of God by assisting these youth with resources they needed in order to have a healthy and successful life. The effectiveness of this effort very quickly exceeded the expectations of all involved and sparked interest from other cities and states for Extreme Tour Events in their communities. Eventually these events began to take place all over the United States. Now you can even find these events taking place all around the world!

    The Extreme Cultural Project in Idaho was a Christian faith based effort, as is the Extreme Tour. However, then, just as it is now, Extreme Tour events are not intended to be specifically religious events aimed at a religious market. Rather, the Extreme Tour events are meant to be charitable Community Events aimed at a mainstream market and held in neutral venues and settings. We believe love in action is absolutely a demonstration of our faith.

    Over the past 20 plus years, the Extreme Tour has grown exponentially, moving far beyond the rural Idaho communities that gave birth to this charitable outreach movement. The Extreme Tour is now, in terms of the number of communities visited in a year, the largest and longest running charitable event tour in the world. We currently visit over 100 communities each year in the United States as well as working in around 20 other countries on almost every continent!

    The Tour typically travels with 5–7 of the nation’s best new unsigned, or recently signed, bands, and they have all donated their time and talents for this effort. Certainly, only with God, would it be possible for such a generous donation of time and talent from such a diverse group of people.

    The Extreme Tour website is https://www.theextremetour.com/

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