Sonrise Notes for August 10th...
...If you are ready to transform your soul, awaken your spirit, and revive your faith – then you’ll want to check out the Women of Faith Revivals! At this all-new event you’ll receive powerful Bible teaching, worship and messages from Liz Curtis Higgs, Lisa Harper, Lysa TerKeurst, Sheila Walsh, and more; plus awesome music from Natalie Grant, and Matthew West. Women of Faith wrapped up last night in Oklahoma City and next on the road it’s Rochester, NY August 15-16 and Kansas City, MO August 22-23. You can find all of the info here.
...Mandisa had a busy weekend, performing last Thursday at Soulfest, “New England’s Premier Christian Music Festival”, that also featured TobyMac, Crowder, Switchfoot, Third Day and many other Sonrise artists. Last night Mandisa was in Muskegon, MI with Steven Curtis Chapman for The Unity Music Festival. She’s headed to DC Fest in Fairfax, VA with Third Day, Tenth Avenue North, The Afters, Finding Favour, and others and then it’s Rock The World in Santa Claus, IN with TobyMac, Sanctus Real and 1 Girl Nation August 23 at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari!
...If you are an Amy Grant fan, you’ll be glad to know she has a new album coming out August 19 called “In Motion: The Remixes”. Amy’s "Baby, Baby" remix has made it into the Top 20 on Billboard's Hot Club Play Chart, and back in 1991, the original version held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart for two consecutive weeks. More new music coming out that same day, according to New Release Tuesday, are Lincoln Brewster’s “Oxygen”, “You Amaze Us” from Selah, and “Anchor” from Colton Dixon.
...The creators of hit faith films “Fireproof” and “Courageous,” Alex and Stephen Kendrick, have just wrapped principal photography on their anticipated fifth movie! They say it’s a family-friendly film about learning to fight the right kinds of battles. Filled with humor, wit and heart, it follows Tony and Elizabeth Jordan, a middle-class couple, and their daughter, Danielle, as they struggle through personal, marital and spiritual issues. Their lives are forever changed after Elizabeth meets an elderly widow who helps her develop a secret prayer room in her home. It was filmed in and around Charlotte, N.C.
...LifeLight, a music festival in Worthing, SD, is coming up August 29-31. It began on a church lawn for one night in 1998, and has since become one of the nation’s largest music festivals. Some of the Sonrise artists you’ll find there this year include Love & The Outcome, The Afters, For King & Country, Rhett Walker Band, Colton Dixon, Big Daddy Weave, Sanctus Real, Red, Manafest, Hawk Nelson, Capital Kings and Skillet. There are several ticket options, and even some prize packages, and you can find out about all of them at http://www.lifelight.org/.
...Switchfoot held their 10th annual Bro Am Surf Contest and concert last month and the made some BIG news! With this year’s fundraising efforts, they have reached the $1 million mark that’s been raised for San Diego area children’s charities since they started the event in 2005. To celebrate, they’ve announced a huge hometown show at San Diego State Open Air Amphitheatre on November 1. See how you can be there too. http://www.switchfoot.com/switchfoot/c/bro-am