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April 11, 2012

(High Point, N.C.) April 11, 2012 - Premier Festivals is pleased to announce the summer lineup of festivals featuring some of the biggest acts in Christian and Gospel music set in family-fun locations from the beach to amusement parks. Festivals include Beach Blast, JoyFest, Rock the Park, Wonder Jam, KingsFest, SpiritSong, HeartFest, and PointFest.

The 2012 festival season kicks off in May with Beach Blast in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Fans have the opportunity to experience the live music from all their favorite artists. Tickets are on sale now for the festivals.

Date Festival Location
May 19, 2012 Beach Blast Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
May 26, 2012 JoyFest Charlotte, North Carolina
June 16, 2012 Rock the Park Charlotte, North Carolina
June 23, 2012 Wonder Jam Toronto, Ontario (Canada)
June 28-30, 2012 KingsFest Doswell, Virginia
June 28-30, 2012 SpiritSong Kings Island, Ohio
July 14, 2012 JoyFest Doswell, Virginia
July 21, 2012 HeartFest Kansas City, Missouri
September 15, 2012 PointFest Sandusky, Ohio

To purchase tickets, please visit Early bird specials are available for some events.

Beach Blast takes place in downtown Myrtle Beach, S.C. featuring tobyMac, Third Day, RED, Royal Tailor, Jamie Grace, along with emcee KJ52 and speaker Nick Hall. Also, the freestyle stunt team Outcast BMX will be performing.

JoyFest makes stops in Charlotte, N.C. at Carowinds - "Thrill Capital of the Southeast" - amusement and water park and Doswell, Va. at Kings Dominion - "Virginia's Premier Themed Amusement Park" the state's only combination water and ride park. Artists on the lineup for one or both stops include Fred Hammond, Mary Mary, Marvin Sapp, Lecrae, Martha Munizzi, VaShawn Mitchell, William McDowell, Humble Tip and Bone Hampton.

Rock the Park takes place at Carowinds amusement and water park in Charlotte, N.C. featuring Third Day, Jeremy Camp, RED, Lecrae, Royal Tailor, Jamie Grace, and guest speaker David Nasser.

Wonder Jam occurs in Toronto, Ontario featuring Skillet, Kutless, Lecrae, Fireflight, Jamie Grace, with emcee Bone Hampton and guest speaker David Nasser.

KingsFest is three full days of Christian music in one location at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Va. Tickets include admission to Kings Dominion for all of the rides and activities, plus nightly concerts featuring Skillet, Casting Crowns, tobyMac, NEEDTOBREATHE, Owl City, Thousand Foot Crutch, Royal Tailor, Jamie Grace, Kutless, Nine Lashes, Sent By Ravens, RED, Icon For Hire, Manafest, and speakers Justin Lookadoo and Bob Lenz.

SpiritSong is a three-day festival at Kings Island, Ohio with more than two dozen Christian music artists and speakers including tobyMac, Third Day, Switchfoot, Jeremy Camp, NEEDTOBREATHE, Owl City, RED, Family Force 5, Lecrae, Royal Tailor, Jamie Grace, Icon For Hire, Nine Lashes, Sent By Ravens, Manafest, and speakers Tom Richter, Justin Lookadoo and Bob Lenz.

HeartFest is one of the biggest Christian concerts in Kansas City, Mo. and features Skillet, RED, Lecrae, Kutless, Royal Tailor, Jamie Grace, with emcee Bone Hampton and speaker Nick Hall.

PointFest takes place at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio with an evening of Christian concerts featuring Skillet, RED, Francesca Battistelli, Royal Tailor, Jamie Grace, with emcee KJ52 and speaker Bob Lenz.

About Premier Festivals:
Premier Festivals is the youngest branch of the 16-year-old promotions company Premier Productions. Premier Festivals ministers to tens of thousands of people each year through events across the U.S. and Canada. A festival offers a unique and fun way to bring top Christian artists and speakers to a place that people already love to visit, said Richard Young, director of operations for Premier Festivals.

"We bring in an astounding lineup of Christian music talent and speakers," Young said. "Festivals are the destination point for many churches for their spring retreat or summertime event. People look forward to having a great time of fun, fellowship and worship in a unique atmosphere with all that the destination has to offer, too!"

For more information on Premier Festivals, please visit


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