Your Guide To Christian Music Summer Festivals | Christian Music Zine


What would Summer be without the annual tradition of spending way too much money to go camping in a parking lot and watch your favorite Christian bands play in front of the biggest crowds they’ll get all year?  Well that is precisely the boat I’m in this year with my local festival taking a year off, but I hope that the rest of you get the chance to take in one of these festivals. Here’s a list of many of the country’s favorites.  Which ones will you be attending?

FestivalAlive

Dates: June 22-25

Location: Mineral City, OH

Headliners: Skillet, Switchfoot, Tobymac, Newsboys, Third Day, Family Force 5, Tenth Avenue North, Anberlin, Fireflight

Festival: Atlanta Fest

Dates: June 15

Location: Atlanta, GA

Headliners: Casting Crowns, Switchfoot, David Crowder Band, Mercy Me, KJ-52, Tenth Avenue North, Sanctus Real

FestivalCornerstone

Dates: June 30-July 3

Location: Bushnell, IL

Headliners: Anberlin, P.O.D., Brian “Head” Welch, Blindside, Gungor, Classic Petra

Festival: Creation NorthEast

Dates: June 29-July 2

Location: Mt. Union, PA

Headliners: Tobymac, Third Day, Skillet, Newsboys, Owl City, Chris Tomlin, Red, Tenth Avenue North, Family Force 5

Festival: Creation NorthWest

Dates: July 20-23rd

Location: Enumclaw, WA

Headliners: Tobymac, Switchfoot, Skillet, Chris Tomlin, Newsboys, Red, Tenth Avenue North, David Crowder Band, Thousand Foot Krutch

Festival: Fish Fest, TN

Dates: August 7

Location: Fayetveille, TN

Headliners: Disciple, Stellar Kart, Chasen, Kristian Stanfill

FestivalFish Fest, CA

Dates: June 25

Location: Irvine, CA

Headliners: MercyMe, Third Day, David Crowder Band, Tenth Avenue North, OC Supertones, John Mark McMillan, Jamie Grace

FestivalHeavenFest

Dates: July 30

Location: Loveland, CO

Headliners: Skillet, MercyMe, Jeremy Camp, Red. P.O.D., As I Lay Dying, Sanctus Real, KJ-52, Superchick

FestivalIchtus

Dates: June 15-18

Location: Wilmore, KY

Headliners: Hillsong United, The City Harmonic, Red, Anberlin, Lecrae, Skillet, Family Force 5, Thousand Foot Krutch, Demon Hunter, Chris Tomlin, The Almost

FestivalIllumination

Dates: September 18

Location: Greeneville, OH

Headliners: Jeremy Camp, Hawk Nelson, Fireflight, Superchick, Hyland, Chasen, Manafest

Festival: Kingdom Bound

Dates: July 31-Aug 3

Location: Darien Lake Theme Park Resort, NY

Headliners: Jeremy Camp, Chris August, Disciple, Hawk Nelson, House of Heroes, Newsboys, Skillet, Red, Chris Tomlin, The Classic Crime

FestivalLifelight

Dates: September 2-4

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Headliners: Relient K, Tenth Avenue North, Jeremy Camp, Fireflight, Sanctus Real, Hawk Nelson, Britt Nicole

Festival: Lifest

Dates: July 6-10

Location: Oshkosh, WI

Headliners: Newsboys, Red, MercyMe, Superchick, Tobymac, Emery, Hawk Nelson, Skillet, Chris August, Lincoln Brewster

Festival: Purple Door

Dates: August 12-13

Location: Lebanon, PA

Headliners: House of Heroes, Red, Lecrae, Project 86, Underoath, Disciple, Abandon Kansas, Aaron Gillespie, Showbread, For Today, Sleeping Giant, Deas Vail

Festival: Rock The Coast

Dates: May 21-22

Location: Muskegon, MI

Headliners: Thousand Foot Krutch, Sanctus Real, Kerrie Roberts

FestivalRock The Desert

Dates: August 4-6

Location: Midland, TX

Headliners: Underoath, Brian “Head” Welch, Disciple, The Afters, Sent By Ravens

FestivalRock The Light

Dates: September 2-4

Location: LaCygne, KS

Headliners: Thousand Foot Krutch, Steven Curtis Chapman, Jeremy Camp, Switchfoot, Hawk Nelson, Fireflight, Superchick

Festival: Rock The Universe

Dates: September 9-10

Location: Orlando, FL

Headliners: Switchfoot, Casting Crowns, David Crowder Band, Third Day, Anberlin, Relient K

FestivalSonshine

Dates: July 13-16

Location: Willmar, MN

Headliners: Newsboys, Skillet, Tobymac, Switchfoot, Lecrae, Anberlin, Tenth Avenue North, Lincoln Brewster, The Afters

FestivalSoul Fest

Dates: August 3-6

Location: Gilford, NH

Headliners: Skillet, Chris Tomlin, Third Day, Switchfoot, Sanctus Real, The Almost, Jars of Clay, Leeland, Red, Emery, Project 86, Showbread

FestivalSpirit Midwest

Dates: August 5-6

Location: Des Moines, IA

Headliners: Sidewalk Prophets, Manafest

Festival: Spirit West Coast

Dates: August 4-6

Location: Monterey, CA

Headliners: Newsboys, Skillet, Tobymac, Tenth Avenue North, Matthew West, Thousand Foot Krutch

Festival: Unity

Dates: August 10-13

Location: Muskegon, MI

Headliners: Kutless, Switchfoot, Newsboys, Michael W. Smith, Tenth Avenue North, Group 1 Crew

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3 responses to “Your Guide To Christian Music Summer Festivals | Christian Music Zine

  1. oteis May 31, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    I’ll be going to
    Flevo Festival: http://www.flevofestival.nl/
    Dates: August 18-21
    Headliners: As I Lay Dying, Brian Head Welch, Underoath, Listener, Red, Starfield, HB, Abandon, Paper Route,

  2. kelsey belford May 31, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    CORNERSTONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Elena June 2, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    SONSHINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Family Force 5, Stellar Kart and Remedy Drive are also gonna be there too!!!! =D

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