SHELDON—For the third time in as many days, a RiseFest favorite has been announced as returning to perform at the annual Christian music festival in Sheldon.
Songwriter/storyteller Jeremy Camp will make his fourth visit to RiseFest in 2019.
That follows Tuesday’s announcement that Grammy-nominated, Dove Award-winning Newsboys would be returning to RiseFest and Wednesday’s announcement that singer-songwriter Matt Maher also will be performing again at the festival.
They will join previously announced Christian rock band Skillet, Grammy-winning artist Zach Williams and pop-acoustic worship group I Am They at the festival scheduled for June 21-22 in Sheldon.
“Friday night is going to be awesome! Jeremy Camp and Skillet! We couldn’t be more excited to have Jeremy back,” said Rob Roozeboom, president and founder of Rise Ministries, which organizes RiseFest. “He’s been an outstanding artist over the years at the festival and his heart for ministry lines up so much with ours. I can’t believe Friday will have Matt Maher, Jeremy Camp and Skillet! What a great way to start RiseFest ’19!”
Camp’s latest album, “The Answer,” is his 15th career album in 15 years.
Since his debut album, 2002’s “Stay,” Camp has established himself with numerous landmark accolades, including four Gold albums, more than 4.5 million albums sold, a Grammy nomination, three American Music Awards nominations, multiple ASCAP awards, 41 radio No. 1’s, a Gold digital single (“There Will Be A Day”) and a multi-Platinum DVD.
Camp previously has performed at RiseFest in 2009, 2014 and 2018.
Tickets for RiseFest 2019 are on sale. The RiseFest stocking stuffer special is back during the month of December. Buy eight tickets for $35 each and get two RiseFest sweatshirts.
Children 10 and under are free.
Tickets may be purchased at www.riseministries.com.
RiseFest features well-known and up-and-coming Christian artists. In addition to musical acts, attendees can visit seminars and listen to speakers. Children can play games and make crafts in the Kids Zone. Junior and senior high school-age students can participate in their respective, specially catered youth areas.
Those traveling from out of town may buy camping spaces for trailers or tents to stay the weekend.
Rise Ministries, along with its sponsors, partners and volunteers, seek to make the atmosphere of the event fun and meaningful for all ages.