Unspoken

Unspoken is a band made up of Alan Pelno on keys; Ariel Munoz on drums; Chad Mattson on vocals; Jon Lowry on guitars, keys, bass guitar and vocals; and Wiso Aponte on guitars.

SHELDON—Christian music fans will have plenty of reason to look forward to RiseFest 2020 as the chart-topping band Unspoken has been announced as the first artist for the festival lineup of performers.

This will be the group’s first appearance at the family-friendly Christian music festival scheduled for Friday and Saturday, June 19-20, in Sheldon.

“We’re excited to be announcing artists again for RiseFest! And right out of the gate we have a new artist: Unspoken,” said Rob Roozeboom, president and founder of Rise Ministries, the Sheldon-based nonprofit that organizes the annual event. “This band has been requested over the years and we’re happy to say that 2020 they’ll be joining us.

“Their song, ‘Reason,’ hit No. 1 on the Christian Adult Contemporary Songs list, and we can’t wait for you to hear them at the festival.”

With the release of “Follow Through,” Unspoken’s second full-length project for Centricity Music, the band seems to have found a place of new freedom to push the boundaries of its trademark sound, mixing in horns and electronic elements in fresh ways without altering the core of their musical identity.

Tag-team produced by Seth Mosely, the 2014 SESAC Christian Songwriter of the Year; Tedd T., producer for For King & Country and Mutemath; and Chris Stevens, producer for Toby Mac, Michael W. Smith; “Follow Through” evidences a forward leap of artistic evolution from the last record, blending hip-hop, soul, pop and folk influences to tell the story of the season of life the band members have found themselves in over the last couple of years.

General admission tickets for RiseFest 2020 are on sale with a twist.

During the month of November the RiseFest PriceSlide invites those planning to attend the festival to help in lowering ticket prices, potentially all the way to $25.

The more people who reserve their tickets by Nov. 30, the lower the price will go. Prime Tickets, camping spaces and tickets for children 10 and under will be available during the month of December.

Tickets may be purchased at www.riseministries.com.

RiseFest features well-known and up-and-coming Christian artists. In addition to musical acts, attendees visit seminars and listen to speakers. Children may play games and make crafts in the Kids Zone. Junior and senior high school students may participate in their respective, specially catered youth areas. Those traveling 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.