American Idol finalist to perform at First Reformed in Oak Harbor

“American Idol” finalist Angie Miller will perform in Oak Harbor next Friday and Saturday.

“American Idol” finalist Angie Miller will perform in Oak Harbor next Friday and Saturday.

Miller, who made it into the top three in “American Idol” in 2012, will perform two concerts at the First Reformed Church, 250 SW Third Ave., Oak Harbor.

On Friday, Feb. 27, Miller will perform with members from the church playing. On Saturday, Feb. 28, the concert will feature Miller and, possibly, a guitar and piano player she may bring with her.

Marty Fredrick, youth director for First Reformed Church, said he knew Miller when he was youth director at a church in Salem, Mass., where Miller’s parents were the pastors.

Now that he’s in Oak Harbor, Fredrick said he’s hoping to build on the entertainment offerings on Fridays and Saturdays.

“I’m really noticing that there’s a real emptiness in our community of stuff happening that is wholesome,” he said.

This concert kicks off a series of events that will include local musicians, coffee socials and more.

Fredrick said that the events aren’t just for the youth of the community, but for anyone who wants to join them.

“It’s good for the community to come and get to know us, for us to get to know them,” he said.

Fredrick said there won’t be pressure to join the church.

“Our vision, in general, for Oak Harbor … is really just, we just want to see this town getting together with each other, this town communicating with each other, in fellowship with each other.”

Miller’s concerts, he said, “… come down to is just really intimate, close … with the people at the concert.”

Following Saturday’s concert, Fredrick is planning a “VIP event,” mostly for the community’s youth, though others are welcome.

“Being a touring musician,” Fredrick said, “I feel that music is a really great way for people who maybe disagree on things … to get together and enjoy each other’s company.”

Both concerts start at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6:15 p.m. For tickets and information, email or call 360-675-4837.