Christian Festivals

Christian Music Festivals
with Dates and Booking Information for Christian Bands

Here’s a list of all the Christian Music Festivals I know about. Please contact me (e-mail: marie@christianbandhelp.com) if I missed one so I can add it. Remember that most of these Fests book 9-10 months in advance, so get started early. I have to add a disclaimer: this list is not a recommendation of any particular festival. Not every music fest is a good fit for every musician. Do your homework to find the best matches for your ministry.

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8Bands1Day
Fest Held At: Jefferson County Fair Grounds
10345 Business 21
Hillsboro, MO 63050
Sept. 2, 2017
8bands1day.weebly.com/
For booking contact: Joy Ramsey 636-543-0893

 

Alive
P.O. Box 577
Canal Fulton, OH 44614
330-966-0023
July 20-22, 2018
alive.org
E-mail: alivefest@alive.org

In 2016 Alive had an Indie Artists Showcase. Here’s the link for last year: CLICK HERE. As of 3-13-2017 there was no news on their website about a 2017 showcase.

 

Amplify Christian Music Festival
Fest and Offices at: Holland Chapel Baptist Church
15523 Interstate 30
Benton, AR 72015
August 25-26, 2017
amplifyfest.org
E-mail thru contact form on website

 

AtlantaFest
Fest held at: Strong Rock Christian School
4200 Strong Rock Pkwy
Locust Grove, GA 30248
888-407-6896
June 14-16, 2018
atlantafest.com
E-mail thru contact form on website

 

Audiofeed Music Festival
Fest held at: Champaign County Fairgrounds
1302 N. Coler Ave., Urbana, IL 61801
July 5 – July 7, 2018
audiofeedfestival.com
E-mail: generationsmgmt@gmail.com

CLICK HERE for booking information, or click on the band submissions link under the contact tab. They also have an impromptu stage called The Front Porch Stage.

 

Bash on the Farm
Fest Held at: Heritage Park
Forest City, IA
For booking contact: booking@bashonthefarm.com
www.bashonthefarm.com
facebook.com/bashonthefarm

Bash on the farm is not holding a 2017 Fest in northern Iowa. They will be having a one day show in Cedar Rapids, IA on Sept. 25th instead. Here’s the link for info: http://www.bashatcr.com/

 

Big Ticket Festival
Fest held at the Otsego County Fairgrounds
895 Center Ave.
Gaylord, MI 49735
Offices are at: 829 W. Main St., Ste. G
Gaylord, MI 49735
989-731-2808
June 20-23, 2018
www.bigticketfestival.com
E-mail: admin@bigticketfestival.com

Big Ticket has an Indie Artist Competition. The deadline to apply is March 1st. CLICK HERE for the Indie Artist Application.

 

Christian Music Day
Fest held at: Carowinds
Charlotte, NC
Offices at: Premier Productions
PO Box 5971
709 Westchester Drive, Suite 202
High Point, NC 27262
Phone: 336-887-3582
September 24, 2016
www.christianmusicday.com

The Christian Music Day website has not been updated for 2017 as of 3-13-2017.

 

CHRISTober Fest
Fest held at: The Cultural Center
202 John N. Scoby Dr.
Warren, AR 71671
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 84, Kingsland, AR 71652
417-365-0394
October 7, 2017
CHRISToberfest.com

Annual event – the first Friday in October.
CLICK HERE to go to the artist submission page or click on ‘Get Involved’ from the website homepage and then ‘Perform at CHRISTober Fest’.
Compensation depends on the slot chosen to perform in. (example: to be one of the first 2 bands of the night, is free. To be a co-headliner or a main opening act, there is a fee)

 

Creation NE
Fest held at: Agape Farm
17512 Rapture Street
Shirleysburg, PA 17260
Offices at: P.O. Box 86
Medford, NJ 08055
800-327-6921
June 27-30, 2018
www.creationfest.com/ne
E-mail: help@creationfest.com

They have a Music Tournament. CLICK HERE for info.

 

Creation NW
Fest held at: Benton County Fairgrounds
1500 S. Oak St.
Kennewick, WA 99337-6011
Offices at: P.O. Box 86
Medford, NJ 08055
800-327-6921
July 12-14, 2018
www.creationfest.com/nw
E-mail: help@creationfest.com

They have a Music Tournament. CLICK HERE for info.

 

Creation Festival – Icthus
Fest held at: The Kentucky Horse Park
Lexington, KY
800-327-6921
July 14-16, 2016
ichthusfestival.com
E-mail: info@icthusfestival.com

Creation Fest has decided not to hold an Icthus Festival in 2016. There have not been any updates to their website or Facebook page for 2017 as of 3-13-2017.

 

DownPour Music Festival
Montana Expo Park
400 3rd St NW
Great Falls, MT 59404
August 15-16, 2016
downpourfestival.com
E-mail: downpourmusicfestival@gmail.com

The Downpour Fest website has not been updated for 2017 as of 3-13-2017.

 

Elevate Music Festival
Fest held at: Prescott Valley Event Center
3201 N Main St.
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
Offices at: Extreme Faith Productions
3454 N. San Marcos Pl., Suite 1
Chandler, AZ 85225
480-812-1100
June 22-24, 2018
elevatemusicfestival.com
E-mail: elevate@extrememusicproductions.com

 

En Fuego
Mailing Address: En Fuego Ministries
P.O. Box 248
Verbena, AL 36091
Fest held at: 2701 CR 23
Verbena, AL 36091
August 26, 2017
www.enfuegoinfo.com

 

Fellowship Fest
Pioneer Land Laporte County Fairgrounds
4252 West Crestview Lane
Laporte, IN 46350
General fest info: Mike Altman 219-851-2383
For booking contact: Alan Harvey 219-877-8364
E-mail: alan@computer-advisees.com
June 9-11, 2017
FellowshipFest.com (under construction)
Fellowship Fest on FaceBook

 

FishFest
Fest held at: The Honda Center
Anaheim, CA
714-545-8900
June 10, 2017
transparentproductions.com
E-mail thru contact form on the website

 

Gracefest
Fest Held at: Palmdale Amphitheater
2723 Rancho Vista Blvd.
Palmdale, CA 93351
Offices at: Kids Charities
742 West Ave. L
Lancaster, CA 93534
661-942-4111
Sept. 15-16, 2017
gracefestav.com
info@gracefestav.com

 

Heaven Fest
Fest held at: Bandimere Speedway
3051 S. Rooney Road
Morrison, CO 80465
Offices at: Conference Ministries International
3540 Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 245
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
720-600-2026
July 29-30, 2016
www.heavenfest.com
E-mail: info@heavenfest.com

The Heaven Fest website has not been updated for 2017 as of 3-13-2017.

 

Hills Alive
Fest held at: Memorial Park
301 N. 5th Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
Offices at: 1853 Fountain Plaza Dr.
Rapid City, SD 57702
605-342-6822
July 14-16, 2017
www.hillsalive.com

Here’s the link for the 2017 Talent Search Competition. Online voting starts April 15th, so apply now.

 

Joshua Fest
Fest held at: Plumas Sierra County Fairgrounds
Quincy, CA
Offices at: 2435 Lemon Ave.
Signal Hill, CA 90755
877-222-5674
July 20-22, 2018
www.joshuafest.com
info@joshuafest.com

Check their Facebook page for the latest updates: Facebook.com/joshuafest

 

Joyfest
Premier Productions
7434 AL Hwy. 157, Suite B
Cullman, AL 35057
336-887-3582
May 27, 2017 – Charlotte at Carolwinds
July 15, 2017 – Doswell at Kings Dominion
joyfest.org
premierfestivals.com

 

Kingdom Bound
Fest held at: Darien Lake Theme Park
9993 Alleghany Rd
Darien Center, NY 14040
Offices at: Kingdom Bound Ministries, Inc.
8550 Sheridan Dr.
Williamsville, NY 14221
716-633-1117 or 800-461-4485
July 29 – Aug. 1, 2018
kingdombound.org/festival
E-mail: kbinfo@kingdombound.org

They have a talent showcase – CLICK HERE for the information and submission guidelines. The sign up deadline is May 1, 2017.

 

Kingdom Come
Chris Bousum
Howard County Vietnam Veterans Organization Grounds
8313 E 400S
Greentown, IN 46936
June 16-17, 2017
http://www.strangereflectionband.com/KingdomComeFestival/index.html
message thru Facebook: Facebook.com/kingdomcomefestival
E-mail: info@alwaysoneministries.com

 

Kingsfest
Fest held at: Kings Dominion
Richmond, VA
Booking Office: Premier Festivals, Inc.
P.O. Box 5791
High Point, NC 27262
336-887-3582
June 22-24, 2017
premierfestivals.com
kingsfestival.com

Offices are in AL but the fest is held in Richmond, VA.

 

Lifest
Fest held at: Sunnyview Expo Center
500 E County Road Y
Oshgosh, WI 54901
Offices at: Life Promotions
211 E. Franklin St.
Appleton, WI 54911
800-955-LIFE
July 6-9, 2017
www.lifest.com
info@lifepromotions.com

They have a national talent search competition. CLICK HERE for information and application.

 

LifeLight South Dakota
Fest held at: 47468 280th Street
Worthing, SD 57077
Offices at: 2601 South Western Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
605-338-2847
Sept. 2-4, 2016
lifelight.org/sdfestival

The LifeLight website has not been updated for 2017 as of 3-13-2017.

 

Nehemiah Fest
Smith Forks Park
Smithville, MO
Sept. 15-17, 2017
www.nehemiahfest.com
nehemiah@nehemiahfest.com

CLICK HERE for band applications which are online and open April 15 – May 31, 2017.

 

Off the Charts Music Festival
Fest held at: City Park Ravine
Cavalier, ND
August 17-19, 2018
For Booking Contact: Tiffany 701-520-4069
General Fest Info phone Number: 701-412-1501
offthechartsnd.com
E-mail thru the contact page on the website

 

Pointfest
Fest held at: Cedar Point
Sandusky, OH
Offices at: Premier Productions
PO Box 5971
709 Westchester Drive, Suite 202
High Point, NC 27262
Phone: 336-887-3582
September 19, 2016
www.pointfestival.com

Pointfest’s website has not been updated for 2017 as of 3-13-2017.

 

Resound Fest
Fest held at: Miracle Hills Ranch
35556 West 200th Avenue
Bethany, MO 64424
June 8-9, 2018
660-425-2277
resoundfest.org
E-mail: Office@ResoundFest.org

 

RiseFest
Offices at: Rise Ministries Inc.
517 Park St.
Sheldon, IA 51201
712-324-9763
June 15-16, 2018
riseministries.com
E-mail thru contact page on the website

They have a Battle of the Bands. CLICK HERE for information about registering.

 

River Rock Music Festival
517 Harrodsburg Road
Wilmore, Kentucky
September 14-15, 2018
www.riverrockky.com

 

Rock the Desert
Festival and Offices at:
2000 S. FM 1788
Midland, TX 79711
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 61377
Midland, TX 79711
432-697-4548 432-563-3434
August 4-6, 2016
www.rockthedesert.com
E-mail: info@rockthedesert.com

The Rock the Desert website has not been updated for 2017 as of 3-13-2017.

 

Rock the Island
Fest held at: Ojibway Isalnd
121 Ezra Rust Dr.
Saginaw, MI 48601
Mailing Address:
3023 Davenport Ave.
Saginaw, MI 48602 (Please do not send band info to the mailing address – use the Talent Search tab to apply)
July 21, 2018
rocktheisland.net
info@rocktheisland.net

Rock the Island has a Talent Search. CLICK HERE for more information.

 

Rock the Park
Held at: Carowinds
Charlotte, NC
Offices at: Premier Productions
PO Box 5971
709 Westchester Drive, Suite 202
High Point, NC 27262
Phone: 336-887-3582
June 10, 2017
www.rocktheparkfest.com

 

Rock the Smokies
Pigeon Forge, TN
September 3, 2016
www.rockthesmokies.com

Rock the Smokies website has not been updated for 2017 as of 3-13-2017.

 

Sing Out Against Poverty
Fest held at: The Square at Union Center
West Chester, OH
Sept. 3o, 2017
Booking: Bonnie Greenwood
bonnie.greenwood824@gmail.com
Faith Alliance of Southwestern Ohio

 

Solid Rock Fest
Fest Held at: 1 Irving Lane, Bradford,Pa 16701
Offices at: 12 Kennedy Street, Bradford, PA 16701
814-598-9341
July 30, 2016
Booking: Anthony Cavallaro
anthonybookssolidrock@gmail.com
www.solidrockfestival.com (under construction)
facebook.com/solidrockfest

Neither the website or the Facebook page for Solid Rock Fest has been updated for 2017 as of 3-13-2017.

 

SonRise Festival
Fest held at: Virginia Beach Ocean Front 24th St. Stage
Sonrise Ministries
PO Box 8061
709 Westchester Drive, Suite 202
Virginia beach, VA  23450
Phone: 757-589-9636
April 28-30, 2017
info@sonrisemin.org
sonrise-festival

 

Sonshine Festival
Fest held at: Somerset Ampitheater
715 Spring St.
Somerset, WI 54025
Offices at: 230 Franklin Rd., Bldg. 2B, Suite 207
Franklin, TN 37064
320-634-6704
July 27-29, 2017
sonshinefestival.com

There will be no Sonshine Festival in 2017. They are looking at their options for 2018. Here’s the official announcement: https://creationfest.com/sonshine/

 

Soulfest
Fest held at: Gunstock Mountain Resort
719 Cherry Valley Rd.
Gilford, NH 03249
Offices at: New Sound Concerts/ Soulfest
P.O. Box 959
2 Threadneedle Alley
Newburyport, MA 01950
978-346-4577
Aug. 2-4, 2018
www.thesoulfest.com
E-mail: information@thesoulfest.com

CLICK HERE for artists submissions, deadline is February 1, 2018.

 

Spirit Fest Austin
Fest held at: Dell Diamond
Highway 79 at 3400 East Palm Valley
Round Rock, Texas 78665
512-329-4400
November 13, 2016
www.spirit1059.com/spiritfest/

The Spirit Fest website has not been updated for 2017 as of 3-13-2017.

 

Spirit West Coast
Offices at: 1954 Camden Ave. #1
San Jose, CA 95124
408-377-9232
June 9, 2017 (Ontario)
June 11, 2017 (Concord)
June 17, 2017 (Del Mar)
www.spiritwestcoast.org
Email: Questions@SpiritWestCoast.org

Click on the “Choose Location” button in the upper right hand corner of the home page to get information on each fest.

 

Spiritsong
Fest held at: Kings Island
Kings Island, OH
Offices at: Premier Festivals, Inc.
P.O. Box 5791
High Point, NC 27262
336-887-3582
June 22-24, 2017
premierfestivals.com
spiritsongfest.com

 

Unity Christian Music Festival
Event held at: Heritage Landing
corner of Shoreline Drive (Business 31) and 7th Street
Muskegon, MI
Offices at: 2735 East Apple Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49442
231-773-3361
August 8-11, 2018
www.unitymusicfestival.com
E-mail: kevin@unitychristianevents.com

They have a Talent Search Competition. CLICK HERE for more information or go to the main website, click on “Get Involved” and then “Play at Unity ’17”.

 

Uprise Fest
Fest Held at: Shippensburg Fairgrounds
Shippensburg, PA
Mailing Address: Uprise Inc.
P.O. Box 82
Shippensburg, PA 17257
717-491-1955
Sept. 15-16, 2017
uprisefest.com
E-mail: info@uprisefest.com

 

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