If you've enjoyed Christian music festivals such as Lifelight, a short drive away can bring you that experience again at Risefest, June 16 and 17, 2018 in Sheldon Iowa.

Organizer Rob Roozeboom and his staff say there's more than music. Seminars, a kids zone, tween area, youth hang out space and merchandise area are also on the grounds.

Food and vendor sights are also part of the experience.

Artists and Bands include:

  • Toby Mac
  • Mercy Me
  • Crowder
  • 10th Avenue North
  • Building 429
  • Danny Gokey

Headliner Toby Mac has been a part of the Christian music scene for over two decades. Starting with the group DC Talk back in the 90's with former roommates, the group created what was known as cutting edge and high quality audio for the emerging genre back then.

Eventually the threesome of DC Talk went different directions, including Michael Tait, who is now with The Newsboys, and Kevin Max, who writes poetry and is the frontman for Audio Adrenaline.

Danny Gokey came to national prominence after finishing 3rd during the 8th Season of American Idol. His personal story touched many after it was revealed that his young wife had died 4 weeks prior to is Idol audition.

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