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DARE 2 BELIEVE 2017 Brings Big Names, Free Food and Family Fun to Vancouver September 27-29

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September 21, 2017

DARE 2 BELIEVE 2017 (D2B 2017) is coming to Vancouver, Washington! From September 27-29, thousands are expected to converge on Esther Short Park (605 Esther Street) for this FREE community festival featuring live music and comedy, inspiring messages, a Kid Zone, free food and much more! 

D2B 2017 is produced by Events by Montes in association with Bishop Staccato Powell of A.M.E. Zion Church and 104.1 FM The Fish. The station's on-air personalities Chris Kelly and Crystal Thornton will serve as hosts. The all-ages event will include appearances by comedy headliner Antoine Scott, GRAMMY nominated recording artist Jamie Grace, Gotee Records hitmaker Ryan Stevenson and more.


Starting at 6:00 PM
We are dedicating Wednesday night to the youth! You will sing, dance, live and laugh on this spectacular evening with comedian Antoine Scott, who has appeared on Showtime at the ApolloBill Bellamy’s Who Got Jokes and in the motion picture Evan Almighty. The house band, led by Nate Andrade, Jontez and Josh Lopez will energize the atmosphere with hit songs you’ll know and love. Youth groups from all over the Vancouver, Portland and surrounding areas will be there. Invite your friends, family, and anyone who might need to be encouraged or just have an amazing time.  

Starting at 6:00 PM
Matthew 7:7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. The power of prayer is infinite, but all too often we choose to carry around our heavy burdens without ever asking God for help. Regardless if you're a seasoned prayer warrior, someone in need of powerful prayer yourself, or someone who just wants to get out and mix it up within your community, we'd love to have you join us Thursday evening. We will have uplifting praise and worship music, a message of encouragement from Bishop Staccato Powell and a Prayer Walk around Esther Short Park as we unite the community in God's love and Dare 2 Believe in the abundant life that He intends for us all. Matthew 18:20 "For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” 

Starting at 6:00 PM
Have you ever wondered what it was like when Jesus fed the 5,000 with just a few loaves of bread and a couple of fish? Well, we don't have any miracles scheduled for D2B on Friday night, but we have organized Washington State's largest FREE dinner party ever! Come join our party of 5,000 who will eat for FREE on Friday evening as we celebrate God's abundance at Esther Short Park. And we're pretty confident you'll want to stick around after dinner as well... Several nationally recognized artists will be performing live in the park, including GRAMMY nominated recording artist JAMIE GRACE and Gotee Records hitmaker RYAN STEVENSON! With a Kid Zone packed with activities for children, everyone will have something to do. LIVE MUSIC, FREE FOOD AND GREAT FAMILY FUN. Come be a part of this incredible night! 

"D2B 2017 is an uplifting community festival aimed at promoting faith, unity, love and healing by encouraging believers and unbelievers alike to dare to believe in the limitless love, forgiveness and power of God,” says event organizer John Montes. "Our hope is that people come from every walk of life, ethnicity, and faith to celebrate our differences at this event." 

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