Medford, NJ (March 18, 2008) – Creation Festival, the nation's largest Christian music festival and the premier name in Christian music events, is pleased to announce that it is expanding its brand once again to launch Creation Festival: The Tour. Kicking off in October, the "mini Creation on wheels" will allow fans across the country to experience a taste of the annual 4-day events held in June and July in one night of music, teaching and fun.
Headlining this one-of-a-kind event is BEC Recordings band, Kutless, with special guests, Thousand Foot Krutch and Pillar. The line up is rounded out by female-fronted rockers, Fireflight, as the opening band and Integrity's Worth Dying For providing a time of praise and worship. KJ-52 will also perform and serve as MC for the night. World-renowned speaker, Bob Lenz, will share the gospel each night, with Pastor Harry Thomas, Creation Festival director and co-founder and Teen Mania's founder, Ron Luce, also joining the tour on select dates.
A special Tooth & Nail Records "pre-show" will kick off the event, featuring performances by Run Kid Run, Esterlyn and Children 18:3.
"We are excited to be a part of this ground-breaking tour," exclaims Jon Micah Sumrall, frontman for Kutless. "It has been an amazing experience to play Creation – a festival we attended with our youth group when we were in high school – and now, to be invited to headline Creation Festival: The Tour, we could not be more honored! We are looking forward to heading out on the road and impacting lives together with the Creation folks and the other bands."
As well as providing an exciting evening of great music, Creation Festival: The Tour is also very ministry oriented, with a local community outreach planned for each date. While the type of outreach will vary by date and may include activities such as clothing drops and food drives, every city will take part in having a direct positive impact on their community.
Pastor Harry Thomas, Creation Festival co-founder, explains: "Whenever Jesus came to a town, people became aware of God's love for them. Our vision for Creation Festival: The Tour is to bless people spiritually and in practical ways. We want to go beyond the venue walls into the community with a touch of God's love and good news!"
Several companies have partnered with Creation to make the Tour possible. Compassion International will serve as the ministry sponsor and Tooth & Nail Records, BEC Recordings and Interlinc have also come on board. Additional sponsors and their contribution will be announced soon.
"Our vision for this tour is to brand the Creation Festival model in a new and fresh way," says Nick Kulb, tour producer and Creation Festival director of marketing & sales. "We have spent countless hours in creating not just another concert, but an event that has unique features and focuses heavily on the ministry component, which is the foremost purpose of everything we do."
Creation Festival: The Tour will be routed and booked by William Morris Agency, with dates and cities to be announced soon.
Additional elements and highlights will be added to the tour, with many announcements forthcoming. For up to the minute information about Creation Festival: The Tour, please visit www.creationfesttour.com.
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