MOUNT UNION - Christian music fans won't want to miss Creation this year.
The June 24 to 27 festival boast a powerhouse artist lineup that includes Relient K, Casting Crowns, Third Day, Chris Tomlin, Skillet, Family Force 5, Hawk Nelson, David Crowder Band, Thousand Foot Krutch, Red and more - not to mention world renowned speakers like Joyce Meyer, Greg Laurie, Reggie Dabbs, Will Graham, Bob Lenz and Ron Luce, according to a press release from the festival.
The Fringe Stage will feature top names in alternative Christian music, including Spoken, Disciple, The Classic Crime, Stellar Kart, John Reuben, We as Human and Reilly, according to the press release.
Other entertainment at the Late Night Cafe features a comedy night, blues night and a battle of the bands. A candlelight service, communion and baptism also are planned for the evenings.
"Providing for an intimate time of worship is an important goal at Creation. In doing so, Creation will partner with Integrity Music to provide a deeply enriching time of praise and worship each afternoon," according to the press release. "In addition, the worship tent will offer a training conference for worship leaders, musicians and writers each afternoon. With distinct seminar classes ranging from songwriting to hands-on training for bands, worship leaders and musicians will have a rare opportunity to come together for teaching and fellowship."
A Kid's Tent will have a program geared especially for children, including PureNRG, the Donut Man, the Bigsby Show, Phredd, the Stephen Courtney Band and Ryan and Friends will be joined by the Forgotten Friend Reptile Rescue, the release states. Every afternoon, children may gather under the trees for a special craft time, puppets and access to the petting zoo, the release states.
The Shirleysburg festival at Agape Farm attracts 75,000 people annually for the camping concert frenzy. Tickets still are available at www.creationfest.com.
Celebrating over 30 years, the Creation Festival was founded in 1979 and has since grown to become the largest event of its kind, adding a second event in 1998 on the west coast, held at in Washington.