Sonrise Notes for June 17th....
...If you’re a dad, Happy Father’s Day! And whether you’re a dad or not, you have one, so make sure you call him today if he’s still with us and tell him happy father’s day. Even if you haven’t been getting along, take the first step and call him.
...The Icthus Festival starts this Wednesday in Kentucky with a great lineup that includes Switchfoot, Kutless, The Almost, TobyMac, Family Force 5, Brian “Head” Welch, Jamie Grace, RED, Thousand Foot Krutch, Disciple, Chris Tomlin, Tenth Avenue North, The Afters, Manafest, Plumb and a bunch more over the four days. Find out who else will be there and how you can be too at www.icthusfestival.org.
...You may already know that Casting Crowns lead singer Mark Hall is a HUGE Star wars fan. He had a custom-made desk, the "Han Solo Carbonite Desk", which Mark auctioned off for charity and raised over $10,000!. However, he found himself in need of a replacement. He also needed a home for a handful of amazing fully licensed replica movie props based on The Avengers. So just like before, Mark is auctioning off this one of a kind desk to help raise money for World Vision's WASH program. The Marvel Superhero Desk is fully equipped with Iron Man Helmet and Arc Reactor that lights up, Thor's Hammer, Hawkeyes Arrows with lights, A gamma vault, Captain America's shield, and Nick Fury's gun, badge, and I.D. For the link to see the desk and bid on it, go to http://castingcrowns.com/avengers-desk.
...If you are an independent artist, singer or songwriter, and you’d like to perform on the Music Boat cruise, the first 50 to register will perform on the Indie Insider Stage and be seen and heard by some of the industries top executives AND your fellow Music Boat passengers. Call TODAY to make sure you get a spot, 800-889-5265, mention the Indie Insider Experience, and tell them you heard about it on Sonrise.
...The band Sidewalk Prophets are having a very diverse month of June. They’re performing in almost every venue imaginable from a coffee shop, a church and a county fairground, to a baseball stadium, a race track, Southfork Ranch in Texas and even a place called Amish Acres! See if the guys are coming to visit you on our “Concerts” page.
...If you’re between the ages of 13-19 or your son or daughter is in that age group and they love music and playing music, check out Camp Electric! There are two sessions next month; one in Nashville and one in Cedarville, Ohio, and at this camp, the instructors are some of the artists that you hear every weekend here on Sonrise. Find out more at www.campelectric.com
...If you are a regular listener to Sonrise, you’ve heard the story of how Matthew West secluded himself away in a cabin to read YOUR stories of your life and wrote songs about them for his last CD. One of those stories was about Renee, a girl who forgave the man who killed her daughter. Matthew secretly flew in and surprised Renee with the song he wrote for her. It’s called “Forgiveness,” and it’s the first single on his new record coming out in September.