Festival Season is Here!

Every year as the weather warms up, Christian music fans hit their cars and vans and head to campgrounds across the US for the onslaught of spring, summer and fall festivals. 2001 promises to be a big year for festivals as many of the oldest festivals are still in operation, and a new crop of festivals comes up each year. As more of these take root, and new ones continue to spring up, it is hard to find an area NOT holding a festival this year!

From the large like NewSong to the small like Bellevue Community Picnic, you will find Christian artists at festivals everywhere, including other countries.
In my own community, you can find me handing out Christian Activities Magazine at the Bellevue Community Picnic, May 19, at the Red Caboose Park. Christian Activities Magazine will have a small booth at the picnic, so look for me there! Some of the Christian groups performing at the Bellevue Picnic will include: Grace Assembly, Westmeade Fellowship Choir, the Randolphs, and Gospel music from Belle Meade UMC and Park Ave. Baptist. Call 662-2737 for more info.
We will also be sending copies of Christian Activities to many other festivals in the Southeast and surrounding states. Look for us at your favorite festival!
May 12 – Christian Family Day with Geoff Moore at Libertyland, Memphis, TN. Free concert at 3 pm. Park admission $10 – $15. 3:00 PM. 901/274-1776. 1/800/522-PARK.
May 17 – 22– Expolit at Radisson Mart Plaza Hotel, Miami. (305) 592-6136 FL.
May 19 – Joy Jam 2001 w/ Waiting at Ch. of the Hills, Duluth, GA. 4:30: PM. $5-$10 . 770-844-9865.
+ Meet Your Neighbor – Block Party at Stones River Baptist Church, Smyrna . 11:00AM.Call 459-2933.
+ Bellevue Community Picnic, at the Red Caboose Park. Christian Activities Magazine will have a small booth at the picnic, so look for me there! Some of the Christian groups performing at the Bellevue Picnic will include: Grace Assembly, Westmeade Fellowship Choir, the Randolphs, and Gospel music from Belle Meade UMC and Park Ave. Baptist. Call 662-2737 for more info.
May 24 – Ralph Stanley Bluegrass Festival at Hills Of Home Park, Coeburn , VA. 8:00PM
May 25 – Festival Con Dios w/Newsboys, Supertones, Audio Adrenaline, Earthsuit at Roy Stewart Stadium Parking Lot, Murray, Ky. $18- $22. 4:00PM. 800-467-4095.
May 26-28 – memorial Day Break Away at Front Roayal, VA. 540-636-2961.
+ Rhythm ‘n Rims Tour w/L.A Symphony at South Street Seaport, New York.
May 31–Grave’s Mountain Festival Of Music w/ Lewis Family Syria, VA. 6:30 PM & 9:00 PM
June 3 – Rhythm ‘n Rims Tour w/L.A Symphony at Central Square World’s Fair, Boston. MA.
Uncle Billy’s Day Festival w/ Florida Boys at Altavista, VA. 1:00PM
June 6 – Jfest 2001with Anointed, Sonicflood, Watermark, Salvador, Tammy Trent, The Darins, Jake at Camp Jordan, Chattanooga,TN. 10:00AM. $12.50-$50.00. (877) 262-5103.
Freedom 2001, TX. 864-801-9266
June 9 – Adelphia + Beyond with Jeff Deyo , Matt Redman, Watermark, Marco Barrientos and Mac Powell (of Third Day) at Capitol Hill, Nashville, TN.1:00 PM. Call 615.341.0112.
June 13-16– One Festival at Shelby Farms, Memphis, TN.
With 77s, Vigilantes of Love, Five Iron Frenzy, Jennifer KnappOne Festival
June 15-17 – Godstock 2001 at Waukesha County Expo Grounds, Waukesha, Wisconsin.
featuring: Plus ONE, Jake, Petra, Out of Eden, Geoff Moore, Natalie Grant, Sonicflood, Sierra, Salvador. Godstock
June 20-23- Atlanta Fest, Atlanta, GA
Wed.- SonicFlood
Thur. – Relient K, Out of Eden, The Katinas, DcTalkAtlanta Fest
June 20-23- Alive Festival, Canal Fulton,OH
DcTalk, Jennifer Knapp, The Katinas, Knowdaverbs, John Reuben, Dj Maj, Relient K and Circadian Rhythm, Sammy Ward Alive Fest
June 22-24 – Texas Rockfest 2001 in Marble Fallas TX. Appalling Productions
June 22-23 – Rhythm ‘n Rims Tour w/L.A Symphony San Francisco Bay Area, CA.u June 23– Alive Festival with Beanbag and more at Canal Fulton, MI.
June 27-30– Creation Festival 2001 (East) at Agape Farm, Mt. Union, PA. (609) 654-8440.
Wed. Jennifer Knapp
Thur. The Katinas
Fri. Sammy Ward, Dj Maj, Knowdaverbs, John Reuben, Grits
Sat. Relient K, DcTalk Creation Festival
June 30- CelebrateFreedom2001 in DALLAS, TX
w/ Steven Curtis Chapman Newsboys Audio Adrenaline Avalon Nicole Nordeman ZoeGirl Rebecca St. James Earthsuit Geoff Moore Jump5 Kendall Payne Plus One Russ Lee Stacie Orrico Chris Tomlin Switchfoot The Elms Scott Krippayne Phillips, Craig & Dean Jennifer Knapp. South Fork Ranch, Dallas,Celebration.
June 30 – Freedom Fest 2001 in Goldsboro, NC
With Gospel, Southern Gospel, Rock, Hip Hop/Rap, R&B and Jazz music. Enjoy the entertainment, food and fun. Bring your family and friends out for this FREE event.
Some of the feature artists are: Mike Alston and the Virginia Spirituals; Norris Lipsey and the Faith Garden Singers; Russell Russ; Anonymous; D’Vine Truth; George Tyson; Heaven’s Own and many, many more…..
Mina Weil Park, S. John St., Goldsboro, NC
Time: 12:00 noon – 7:00 p.m.
Admission: FREE
For additional information, sponsorship, vendors and/or performances, please call (919) 722-6007, 778-7866, or 580-0780.
July 3-7– Cornerstone Festival at Agape Farm, Bushnell, IL.
With Jennifer Knapp, Relient K
Contact: (773) 989-2087. Cornerstone Festival
July 7 – Sonsational Celebration at at Haven Reformed Church, Kalamazoo, MI. 4:00 PM
Sonsational celebration includes the music of Satellite Soul, evening fireworks set to music, ice cream, a car show, hillside waterslide, tractor rides, and more…all for only $3.00 per person. For an addtional $2.00, you can enjoy extreme games such as boxing, a bungee run, and an obstacle course. Call Haven at 616-344-5871 for additional details.
July 7-8 – Rhythm ‘n Rims Tour w/L.A SymphonyChicago , IL.
July 11-14 – Fishnet 2001, Front Royal, VA. 540/636-2961.
July 12-14- Sonshine Festival , Willmar Civic Center. Willmar, MN
With DcTalk, Relient K., John Reuben, Grits, Knowdaverbs, Dj Maj Sonshine Festival
July 15-16 – Rhythm ‘n Rims Tour w/L.A Symphony At Wnba All Star Game, Orlando, FL
July 20 – Vision Fest at Agape Farm, Williamsport, PA with Al Densen, Small Town Poets, Salvador, Shine, Pillar, Christafari. (888) 284-9466.
July 21-22– Rhythm ‘n Rims Tour w/L.A Symphonyat Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH.
July 22 – SPIRIT FEST MINNESOTA, Detroit Lakes, MI.
Contact: Info: (218) 847-1681 www.sfm2001.com. Description: This is a Christian Music and Camping Festival. Christafari plays on Sunday afternoon, July 22nd at the rock stage with Small Town Poets. Mark Mohr will also be giving a seminar that day.
July 26-28- Spirit West Coast, Monterey, CA with Circadian Rhythm
Thur. – Relient K
Sat. – DcTalk, SonicFlood, The Katinas, John ReubenSpirit West Coast
July 26-28- Creation West, Gorge Amphitheater, The Gorge, WA
Thur Nite – The Katinas
Fri. Day – Sammy Ward, Dj Maj, Knowdaverbs, John Reuben, Grits
Fri. Nite – DcTalk, Jennifer Knapp, SonicFlood
Sat. Day – Relient KCreation Fest
July 28-July 29- Christian Family Fest will be held at LegoLand in Carlsbad, Calif on from 10AM to 10 PM. Some of the events scheduled to take place include VegeTales, parenting seminars, and concerts by record label artists (Nicole C. Mullen, Jennifer Knapp, Randy Stonehill to name a few) including “The Guitar Girls” on various stages though out the park.
August 1- Hollow Fest 2001 at Mulligans Hollow, Grand Haven, MI. 4:00 PM
HollowFest 2001 features Five Iron Frenzy, Switchfoot, Relient K, Jeni Varnadeau and Ace Troubleshooter along w/ 3 local bands TBA. Tickets are $15 advance and $20 door. For more information, contact www.way.fm or www.ticketsplus.net Sponsored by WAY-FM and First Priority of the Lakeshore
August 2-5- Inside Out in Lincoln, NH with DcTalk, Jennifer Knapp, Circadian Rhythm and Relient K Inside Out
August 3 & 4 – Last Blast of Summer Bash in
San Antonio. Appalling Productions
August 5 – 8– Kingdom Bound 2001 with Michael W. Smith, Newsboys, DC Talk, 4HIM, Nicole C. Mullins, Jake, True Vibe, Rebecca St. James, Selah, Andrew Carlton, Katinas, Reliant K, and more at Six Flags, Darien Lake, NY.Kingdom Boound
August 10 – 12– NewSong in Leitchfiled, KY.
With Salvador, Pax 217, Skillet, Pillar, Tree 63, Jake, Joy Williams and Jeff Calhoun. Call 502-425-3884.
August 17 – 18- Purple Door with Ski Roundup, John Reuben, Lewisberry, Relient K. Purple Door

May 19– OVER THE EDGE FEST. Barrie, Ontario, Canada. (716) 633-1117.
June 1 – 3 River Festival : Artists including Kendall Payne at Sdr. Felding, Denmark.
Call. Morton Nielsen +45 82271361


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