The 2010 Unity Christian Music Festival is only a month away, and there is still time to order tickets at only $10 per person per day of the festival. These very affordable prices, which are in celebration of the 10th year of the festival held at Heritage Landing in Muskegon, Michigan, are now being offered through all three days of the festival, which runs from August 12 through August 14, 2010. At that price it’s a steal, considering the many bands that will be performing, including both local and nationally-known artists. In addition to the music, there are also some interesting seminars and fun, family-friendly activities lined up.
Those interested in attending should not forget Day Zero, which is Wednesday, August 11. This evening of music kicks off the festival, and there is no admission fee or ticket needed to attend….you can’t beat free admission! For a schedule of the artist lineup for Day Zero, go here. Gates open at 4 p.m. for the show.
At the time of this writing, the Main Stage artist schedule for the Unity Festival is as follows:
On Thursday, things kick off at 5 p.m. with Unity Praise, a time of praise and worship to God. Artist Britt Nicole takes the stage at 5:30, followed by Reilly at 6:25, and Downhere at 7:30. The headliner for the evening is Atlanta-based Christian rockers Third Day, who will rock the crowd starting around 9:15 p.m.
The Friday lineup starts once again with Unity Praise at 5 p.m., followed by solo artist Josh Wilson at 5:30. The Sidewalk Prophets bring their musical offerings at 6:25, followed by the Latin-flavored pop/rock of Salvador at 7:30. At 9:15, headliner Casting Crowns takes the stage. Gates for the shows open at 4 p.m. on both Thursday and Friday.
On Saturday, the gates open early for a full afternoon and evening of music. Things start off at 2 p.m. with Unity Praise, followed by the band Mike’s Chair at 2:30. At 3:30, country-rockers 33 Miles take the stage, followed by DecembeRadio at 4:45. Former American Idol finalist Mandisa performs at 6:15, followed by solo artist Matthew West at 7:30 and headliner Jeremy Camp at 8:45.
There is also a listing of A-Stage artist performances on the Unity website. All performance times are tentative and subject to change; stay updated by checking the Unity Christian Music Festival’s Facebook page or going to the Unity website.
There is also a seminar tent called Unity X-Change where festival goers can listen to interesting speakers. The topics for these seminars are as follows:
On Thursday, August 12 at 5 p.m. Rosemary Ward will be speaking on the topic “Lighting the Way to Change.”
At 6:00 p.m., Wendi English, co-author of the book Wild Child, Waiting Mom will tell her personal story of being a “prodigal daughter.” She co-wrote the aforementioned book with her mother, Karilee Hayden; I have read the book, and it is a heartwrenching story with a triumphant ending. Her story will give hope to any parent whose heart is broken over a wayward child. Wendi is affiliated with Wild Child Ministries and is a singer as well as a speaker.
On Friday, August 13 at 5 p.m., Kristine McGuire, author of the book Escaping the Cauldron—A Cautionary Tale, will speak on her experiences of leaving her Christian faith and becoming involved in the occult. She was involved as a witch, a medium, and a ghost hunter for eight years before recommitting her life to Christ. She also will be discussing the current increased interest in the paranormal and how it affects Christians. This promises to be an interesting seminar!
At 6 p.m. Tom Coverley will give his testimony of his spiritual journey in Christ.
On Saturday, August 14, Wendi English will again speak at 3 p.m., followed by Denny Macha at 4 p.m. and Kristine McGuire at 5:00. For more information on these seminar speakers, go to the Unity Christian website and click on “Unity X-Change” to view informational videos on each one.
Unity also has many kid-friendly activities planned during the festival. From 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and noon-8 p.m. on Saturday, the children’s area will offer an obstacle course, inflatables, face painting, group activities, carnival games, and pinball machines (the pinball games cost twenty-five cents to play). Kids from ages 2-12 are welcome to participate.
For the teens, Camp Unity offers the following activities: dodge ball, a climbing wall, paintball target shoot, 3-D archery hunt, face painting, and arts and crafts.
Festival goers should bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating; sunscreen, bug spray, a light jacket, and in the case of rain, an umbrella or rain gear are also things to consider having along, according to weather conditions. Food will be available at reasonable cost at the festival. The festival is held at Heritage Landing in Muskegon, Michigan, which is located at 7th and Business Route 31 (also known as Seaway Drive).
All in all, the Unity Christian Music Festival promises to be a great time of uplifting music, informative speakers, and family-friendly entertainment, all for a great price. Get your tickets now!