Past Dates

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Northwoods Christian Academy Chapel
Big D speaking/singing at Chapel Service - 8 am
610 US-51
Hurley, WI 54534

Big D will be the speaker/singer at the weekly Chapel service at Northwoods Christian Academy.

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Latte Luna
Big D Concert & Book Signing! - 6-9 PM
2715 Manatee Ave. W.
Bradenton, FL 34205
Price: O

Big D Book Signing and Concert at Latte Luna in Bradenton, FL

Please come and enjoy a great cup of coffee (and dinner) as you listen to the music of Big D unplugged, with special guest, Beth.

Encouraging, hope-filled music that's sure to put a smile on your face and a smile on your heart as well! See you there! Bring a friend!

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

VFW Wakefield
Big D sings at the Day of Rememberance - 1:00
107 US-2
Wakefield, MI

Big D joins the VFW Auxilary for the Day of Remembrance on Nov.5 at 1:00 at the Wakefield, MI VFW.

Please come and support our VETS and remember those who paid the ultimate price yesterday so we could be free today!

Friday, September 15th, 2017

UP Suicide Prevention Conference
Big D on a Panel for Suicide Prevention
Ramada Inn
Marquette, MI

Big D was a part of a panel regarding the stigma of suicide and ways to prevent suicide.

Here's a testimonial from the director of the event:

Denise Haas' presentation at the Second Annual Upper Peninsula Suicide Prevention Conference was warmly received by over 60 community members on September 15, 2017. As part of a panel discussion, Denise shared insights on suicide prevention gained from her personal experience and from interviews she conducted with individuals impacted by suicide. Denise spread her message of resilience and hope, encouraging folks to "just hold on."

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

Break the Silence, Walk Through the Pain
Suicide Prevention Walk - 9am-Noon
Gogebic Community College
Ironwood, MI
Price: free

Big D will be singing two songs during the program from 10-10:30am.

Registration: 9-10 a.m.
Program: 10-10:30 a.m. Walk 1 mile.
Cost: None except for those who want to order a T-shirt (donations accepted)
Participants are under no obligation to donate or be a mile post sponsor. This is strictly voluntary.
The purpose of the event is to bring those affected by suicide and survivors of suicide together to meet and realize they are not alone and as an awareness forum to get the message out that suicide can be prevented.
All participants will receive a wrist band and all families a commemorative candle prior to the start of the walk. The cafeteria will be open for a post walk social hour and with complimentary refreshments will be served.
for more information please call Pat (906)932-5718

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Big D & Friends in CONCERT! - 2-4pm
648 Cloverland Drive W.
Ironwood, MI 49938
Price: Free with admission to the Fair

Join Big D & Friends for encouraging music that is sure to make you want to hold on!

Big D & Friends will be performing on the small stage at the Gogebic County Fair on Friday from 2-4 pm.

See ya there!

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Facebook Live! Reading of Just Hold On
Live Reading w/Big D! - 9:30-10:00pm nightly
Price: FREE!

Beginning Monday, August 14 at 9:30pm through Friday, August 18. Nightly readings, Monday-Friday from 9:30-10:00 pm.

Please NOTE: This is in the CENTRAL TIME ZONE. We are one hour behind the Eastern Time Zone folks.

If you know someone who might be struggling with suicidal thoughts or grieving the loss of someone to suicide, please let them know about this five-night "Facebook live" reading of the book, "Just Hold On: Finding Hope in the Face of Suicide."

This is a unique Facebook LIVE event designed to reach those who need hope to make it through today. With nightly readings from the book, "just hold on: finding hope in the face of suicide," the author, Big D, will read 30 minutes a night for five nights. Please invite anyone whom you know could benefit from hearing the hope that this book can bring to those who are contemplating suicide, those who are depressed, or those who have lost someone to suicide. Or, if you just want a glimpse into the mind of someone who has contemplated suicide, please tune in on Monday, August 14 at 9:30 pm to Denise Haas' profile, and let's help one another to just hold on.
If you miss any of these readings, Facebook will archive the live presentation as a video that you can watch anytime. If you need someone to talk to, please email me at or message me, Denise Haas, on Facebook.

You've come too far to give up now, please hold on!

Shalom, Big D



Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Online Interview With Denise Haas
Online interview with Big D

We will be recording an online interview with Author, Denise Haas, by Sharon Betters from Markinc Ministries (

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Youth for Christ event-Detention Center
Big D Speaking to youth at detention center - 2:30pm
Bradenton, Florida

Big D will be speaking and playing at a detention center in Bradenton, FL.
This event is not open to the public, but your prayers would be truly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Shalom!

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Youth for Christ Event
Big D Speaking to Horizon (for girls) - 11:00 am

Big D will be speaking and playing at Horizon (for girls).
This event is not open to the public, but would appreciate prayers. Thanks in advance! Big D 

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Big D in Concert & Book Signing - 6pm-9pm
2715 Manatee Ave. W.
Bradenton, Florida 34205
Price: FREE

Big D will be live in Concert and a book signing at Latte Luna in Bradenton, FL on Friday, May 19th from 6-9pm.
Free event-all invited!

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Podcast interview with Big D - TBA

Center UP TV is now doing podcasts! Introducing: CU TV Rewind

Join us next week as Brandon and Amber interview Big D (via the phone) about her music, book and life in general. 

Time and exact details to be announced. We'll keep you posted!


Friday, February 17th, 2017

Big D Interview by CenterUP TV - 5:30pm
St. Petersburg, FL




Center Up TV is an internet station located in St. Petersburg, FL. Brandon Ford will be interviewing Big D at the Coffee Loft right before her book signing/concert on February 17th.


Friday, February 17th, 2017

The Coffee Loft
Big D's Book Signing & Concert - 6:30-9:00 pm
5025 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234
Price: FREE

Please join us on Friday, February 17, 6:30-9pm Coffee Loft for an evening of encouraging music, great coffee, and a hope-filled discussion about a brand new book thats sure to shed some light on the very dark subject of suicide.

Bring a friend & well see you there !

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

11004 Upper Manatee River Road
Bradenton, FL 34205
Price: Registration fee

An annual gathering of writers who are passionate to share and eager to learn. Speakers include authors, editors and publishers who offer inspiration, encouragement and resources… for the beginning writer as well as those who are always searching for ways to hone their skills.

Big D will be appearing via a previously recorded phone interview. Her books and merchandise will be available for a special price at the conference.

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Victim's Services
Speaking at Victim's Services in Ironwood, MI - 6pm
Ironwood, MI

Speaking about the book to the workers at Victim's Services. These are the people who run into the "burning building" so-to-speak. They are some of the first responders to the tragedies (attempted suicide, suicide, domestic situations, etc.) that people face in the Ironwood area.

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Uncommon Goods Resale
Big D Book Signing and Singing! - 2:00-4:30pm
119 S. Suffolk St.
Ironwood, MI 49938
Price: Free

Please join Big D for her second book signing and singing event in Ironwood! If you missed the first one, here's your chance to get a book, hear some Christmas music and maybe even buy a great new Christmas outfit! Uncommon Goods is a resale/consignment shop that has new items as well. See you there on Saturday, December 17th from 2-4:30 pm!

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Latte Luna
Big D Book Signing and Singing! - 7pm-10pm
2715 Manatee Ave W
Bradenton, FL 34205
(941) 745-2444
Price: free, but the coffee isn't :D

Join Big D as she debuts her new book and sings some songs. Everyone is invited! Free stuff will be given away.  Come for a relaxing evening that is sure to shed some light on even the darkest night.

Bring a friend! See ya there!

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Heritage Christian Book
just hold on book signing and singing! - 3pm-6pm
600 E Ayer St
Ironwood, MI 49938
(906) 285-7392

just hold on, please don't give up

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