PALMDALE – The eighth annual GraceFest returns this Friday and Saturday to the Palmdale Amphitheater. The Christian music festival will feature national and local Christian artists and worship bands, children’s games, a youth performance stage, concessionaires, interactive arts, speakers, prayer ministry and much more.
Friday, Sept. 18, presents the new “Worship Night,” featuring musical performances by John Stratton and Highlands Music, The Outsiders and Jake Hamilton on the main stage from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission is free on Friday.
Newsboys coming to Palmdale
Saturday’s main event will run from 1 to 10 p.m. and will feature the Newsboys as the headliner. The Newsboys are undisputed industry leaders, garnering six gold albums, six million units in career sales; 33 No. 1 singles, multiple GRAMMY® and American Music Award nominations, and signature hits ranging from “He Reigns” and “Born Again” to their recent 15-week chart-topper, “We Believe.” Expanding their reach into film, the band appeared in the 2014 Pure Flix hit, “God’s Not Dead,” inspired by their song of the same name.
Saturday’s main event will also feature Hawk Nelson, Ryan Stevenson and Jake Hamilton. Local bands that will also take the stage include String and a Prayer, Real Life Worship SCV, Chris Correa, Journey Worship Band, Angela Hearns and a Tribes and Nations Ceremony.
The main stage will also feature Chad Daniel from TV’s hit show YouthBytes and Kristie Christie bringing a special message from Compassion International.
GraceFest will feature a children’s area with numerous attractions, crafts, games and more. The Zone youth performance stage will be tailored to the interest of teens and young adults and will feature a lineup of artist performances with the popular headliner from The Millennial Tour, “Outcast Republic.”
The Christian festival also presents numerous vendors, raffles and giveaways, a new prayer tent with interactive stations, food and beverage concessionaires, opportunities to meet and greet some of the main stage artists and more.
Tickets for Saturday’s main event are $20 for general admission, with children ages 10 and under admitted free. Group tickets are $15 each. The $75 VIP tickets are completely sold out at this time. Purchase tickets now at www.gracefestav.com.
GraceFest expected to sell out
GraceFest is a Kids Charities of the Antelope Valley event. Festival proceeds support 10 local Christian school scholarship programs.
GraceFest is supported by 107 local churches this year, according to organizers. Last year’s attendance totals reached 4,500, and this year’s event is expected to be attended by well over 5,000 people and could potentially sell out, organizers said. Fundraising totals for the schools are expected to double this year as well.
For more information on this event, visit www.gracefestav.com or call 661-942-4111.