Sonrise Notes for September 7th...
...The Extreme Winter Conferences have announced their dates for this year, and if you’re thinking you might want to go, don’t wait too long because they sell out quickly each year. The lineups in Gatlinburg and Branson include Newsboys, Switchfoot, Matthew West, Mandisa, Colton Dixon, Newsong, and Rush of Fools. The conferences kick off just after Christmas, and you can find the dates, and how to register here. Your registration includes two nights of lodging plus three days of the conference. http://www.xtremeconferences.com
...Plumb will be joining other Sonrise artists Francesca Battistelli, Mark Schultz, and Audio Adrenaline for Gracefest this weekend in Palmdale, CA. Gracefest started in the Antelope Valley seven years ago, and has grown each year into the area’s premier music and message festival. One of the fundraising missions of Gracefest is Kids Charities of the Antelope Valley. If you are in the Palmdale area this weekend, join them Friday for the Prayer Rally from 5-8 pm and then Saturday starting at 11am for the nonstop music. Find all of the details at http://www.gracefestav.com/.
...The Uprise Festival is just a couple of weeks away in Shippensburg, PA. Some of the Sonrise artist you’ll find there include Lecrae, Skilllet, Building 429, RED, For King & Country, Family Force 5, Love and the Outcome, Hawk Nelson, Unspoken, Thousand Foot Krutch, Mikeschair, KJ 52, Citizen Way, and even Uncle Si & Jep Robertson from A&E's Duck Dynasty. Shippensburg is about 45 miles southwest of Harrisburg, so if you’ll be around the September 19-20, check out the Uprise Festival. All of info is available here.
...Kerrie Roberts has a new album coming out - “My Heart’s Lifted’ featuring five new songs, and you can even get it personalized! Click here for more information. Kerrie says to keep a look out for upcoming acoustic versions and remixes too!
...If you are looking for an inspirational movie to take your family to next weekend, check out “Dolphin Tale 2.” It’s from the producers of “The Blind Side”, and it stars Harry Connick Jr., Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson, and Surfer Bethany Hamilton, whose story of losing her arm to a shark bite was the inspiration for the movie “Soul Surfer”. “Dolphin Tale 2” opens this Friday nationwide. You can see the extended trailer, cast bios, and photos from the movie here.
...If you are keeping up with The Women of Faith tour, Liz Curtis Higgs, Lisa Harper, Natalie Grant, Matthew West and others were in Philadelphia, PA this past weekend, and you’ll find them at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA this coming Friday and Saturday. See how you can join them at www.womenoffaith.com/events/.
...In case you missed the announcement, Audio Adrenaline lead singer Kevin Max has parted ways with the band to concentrate on his solo career again, as well as some other creative outlets. The band has announced that former Abandon lead singer Josh Engler will step in to fill the spot. He left Abandon back in 2012, and has been serving as the worship arts pastor of Bethel Church in Evansville, IN since last year. You can read the whole story here.