Sonrise Notes for May 20th....
...After huge turnouts for their “Reckoning” tour in the US and Canada this spring, Needtobreathe is headed for Europe this summer where they’ll perform at a couple of big festivals in France with Sting and the Hard Rock Calling Festival in Hyde Park London with Bruce Springsteen. They’ll also headline shows in France, England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. If you’re headed across the pond yourself this summer, check out the dates on our concerts page.
...Creation 2012 is a huge concert event happening over 8 days in two states! Simply put, the annual Creationfest exists as “a tribute to our creator,” which is their slogan. There are two parts to this… Creation Northeast which takes place at Agape Farm in Mt. Union, PA June 27-30 and Creation Northwest, which is in Enumclaw, WA July 18–21. You’ll see Switchfoot, Thousand Foot Krutch, Tenth Avenue North, Newsboys and a bunch more at both events, and some special one show only perfomers like TobyMac and Crowder at Creation Northeast and Jaci Velasquez and Mercy Me at Creation North West. Find out more at www.creationfest.com.
...Switchfoot’s 8th annual Bro-Am surfing contest and concert event is coming up June 15-16 at Moonlight Beach in California. Again this year, all the money raised will go to Stand Up For Kids. Find out more about the Bro-Am by clicking here.
...You still have time to join the Live Talent Search Competition at Atlantafest next month. Up to 50 artists will be selected to participate during AtlantaFest June 14-16, and will be expected to perform one of the songs submitted using Sonicbids. If you win at Atlantafest, you move on to compete with winners from other participating Christian Festival Association (CFA) festivals nationwide. The ultimate winner gets a full paid performance slot at each participating 2013 CFA festival… so you’ll be traveling like the pros! Get all the details right now at www.atlantafest.com.
...Steven Curtis Chapman has a new iTunes release called #1’s-Volume 1 and you guessed it… they’re all number one hits from Steven over his 25 year career. “Dive”, The Great Adventure”, “Fingerprints of God” and ten other songs are yours for only $9.99. There’s one exception to the #1 rule on this release… it was never number one, but the hit “Cinderella” is included as a Bonus Track because of its deeply personal significance to Steven and his family. Check it out at www.itunes.com.
...Even though it doesn’t feel very Christmasy (is that even a word?), right now, Jeremy Camp is recording his new Christmas record. You can expect it to be ready for us to hear this fall.