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PREMIER FESTIVALS: ANNOUNCEMENT OF 2010 SEASON BRINGS BIGGEST NAMES IN CHRISTIAN MUSIC TO NORTH AMERICA’S TOP AMUSEMENTS PARKS

Switchfoot, Third Day, TobyMac, Skillet among Major Names Set At Cedar Park’s Top Locations.




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NEWS SOURCE: Morning Star PR
April 8, 2010

(Nashville, Tennessee) – April 8, 2010 – Now in its’ third year as a top producer of major outdoor Christian events, Premier Festivals is continuing to underscore the strength of its’ brand in announcing a stellar line-up of spring through early fall productions featuring the biggest names in contemporary Christian and gospel music.

Among the forty-plus artists set to appear on Premier Festival’s 2010 stages are: Switchfoot, Third Day, TobyMac, Casting Crowns, Skillet MercyMe, Newsboys, David Crowder Band, Hawk Nelson, KJ-52, Fireflight, Tenth Avenue North, Brandon Heath. Family Force 5, FEE, Remedy Drive, The Afters, and Chris Tomlin, among others.

“Without doubt our projection is that this year will top 2009 and the incredible mark set of more than 100,000 concert-goers getting to hear the gospel message,” notes Richard Young, Director of Operations for Premier Festivals. “We’re blessed with a talent line-up in our 2010 presentations that is without doubt our strongest to date ” he added.

Included in this season’s schedule are nine major festival productions spotlighting major contemporary Christian artists. Two are three day events. Returning too, this year from Premier are four presentations of their highly well-received production of Joyfest, featuring top name artists in black/urban gospel. Grammy winning artist Fred Hammond, Donald Lawrence, J Moss, Bone Hampton, Canton Jones, and Sinbad are among the artists set for this year's Joyfest stage.

Premier Festivals is staging their major 2010 presentations at seven of North America’s top amusement/outdoor parks within the Cedar Fair Entertainment family of properties. One of the largest amusement park operators in the world, Cedar Fair’s locations coast-to-coast and in Canada have the highest caliber reputation as ‘must see’ amusement park destinations with a strong emphasis on family-oriented live entertainment.

“We appreciate the working relationship we have with these properties as they provide the perfect location backdrops for Christian themed events” notes Shane Quick of Premier.

Festival events and locations being staged by Premier Festivals in 2010 include:

CALIFORNIA’S GREAT AMERICA—SANTA CLARA, CA

  • May 8th –Spring Celebration. Artists include: Third Day, David Crowder Band, 10th Avenue North, Brandon Heath.

    WORLD OF FUN—KANSAS CITY, MO

  • May 15th—ShineFest. Artists include: TobyMac, Hawk Nelson.
  • July 17th –HeartFest. Artists include: MercyMe, The Afters, Family Force 5.
  • July 24th—Joyfest. Artists include: Fred Hammond, Donald Lawerence.

    CAROWINDS—CHARLOTTE, NC

  • May 29th—Joyfest. Artists include: Fred Hammond, J Moss, Bone Hampton
  • June 12th –Son Fest Artists include: Newsboys, 10th Avenue North, FEE.

    KINGS ISLAND—KING’S ISLAND, OH

  • June 19th –Joyfest. Artists include: Fred Hammond, Donald Lawrence, Martha Munizzi, 21:03.
  • July 8-10th ---Spirit Song. Third Day, TobyMac, Chris Tomlin, David Crowder Band, Family Force 5, Fireflight, Brandon Heath, KJ-52, Remedy Drive, The Afters.

    KINGS DOMINION—DOSWELL, VA

  • July 8-10th –KingsFest Artists include Skillet, Casting Crowns, TobyMac, Chris Tomlin, Family Force 5, David Crowder Band, Brandon Heath, 10th Avenue North.
  • July 17th ---JoyFest. Artists include: Fred Hammond, Canton Jones, J Moss, Donald Lawrence. CEDAR POINT –SANDUSKY, OH
  • September 18th –Point Fest. Artists include: Casting Crowns, Family Force 5.

    CANADA’S WONDERLAND—TORONTO, ONT.

  • July 3rd – Wonder Jam. Artists include: Switchfoot, Starfield, Hawk Nelson, Kristian Stanfill, KJ-52, speaker David Nasser.

    A complete list of artists scheduled at each event and detailed information on ticket pricing structures is available online at: www.premierfestivals.com

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