Apr 23, 2012
4/23/2012 10:48:00 AM Blue Bag Media No comments
GREENVILLE – Illumination Festival has been bringing the best in Christian music to the Darke County fairgrounds for five years and the sixth year will not be an exception. TobyMac has already agreed to headline this year’s show on Sept. 16 and Jamie Grace, an up and coming artist is tearing up the radio charts with her single Hold Me (featuring TobyMac). Additional artists are being lined up and will be announced soon. This year’s festival is expected to be one of the best in the country.
In addition to offering some of the same great events festival goers have come to love, including the Coffee House with great regional talent, Sunday morning church service, games and activities, the committee is planning new events for this year, including a Saturday evening worship event for youth groups on Sept. 15.
The evening worship service will feature a great praise band and a nationally known speaker, Mike Guzzardo. Mike is a frequent speaker at conventions and conferences such as “Acquire the Fire” with over 150,000 in annual attendance. He has also proven to be a sought after speaker for retreats, camps and churches both domestically and internationally. Mike recently released his first book entitled “All In” and is also the co-author of “Battle Cry for My Generation” with Ron Luce.
There is no cost for the Saturday evening event. Youth groups are encouraged to begin planning for this event and possibly use it as a kick-off for their fall programs.
Guzzardo is also expected to speak at the morning worship service on Sept. 16 and on the main stage during the concert.
Seating for this year’s festival will be different from previous festivals and will include a VIP section with a limited number of seats in front of the stage. VIP seat holders will also receive a VIP t-shirt. Early bird ticket sales are May 4-13. See chart for pricing and ticket locations. General Admission and Track tickets are buy 10, get one free. Camping is available and information for campsites can be found at www.illuminationfestival.org.