• Festival at the Fairgrounds

    Marion County Fairgrounds Pavilion | Friday, August 31 - Saturday, September 1

    FRIDAY NIGHT LINE UP

    SATURDAY AFTERNOON

    BATTLE OF THE PRAISE BANDS

    SATURDAY NIGHT LINE UP

    SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  • Friday, August 31

    Marion County Fairgrounds - Pavilion Stage

    5:00 PM

    Created... Music Project

    What began as a bunch of high school kids and their youth leader is now a Christian rock collective that has featured more than 70 talented musicians and has performed everywhere from soup kitchens to stadiums. In 2015, they won Mid-Ohio's Got Talent and were invited to audition for America's Got Talent. Now a part of Paradigm Shift Ministries, their weekly Six Thirty Saturday Nite livestreams have been viewed in over 80 countries.

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    6:00 PM

    Angel Wings

    Angel Wings is a saved by the blood of Jesus, recovering sinners, musical group singing for our Savior!! We believe in the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus is the ONLY way to heaven. We believe Jesus was resurrected on the third day after He was crucified on the cross of Calvary to pave the way to heaven. We only wish to spread the good news of the gospel and His love for mankind through music and point others to the cross.

    Endorsed by Salvation Recording Studios and BLC Gospel Promotions LLC

    Michael Bomgardner

    6:30 PM

    Exalted Dirt

    Corey Finney has been making music using the name Exalted Dirt since the late '90s. Just recently he has created something he feels comfortable letting the masses hear, and formed a band under the same name. Come hear their debut live performance!

    Frank Boyd, Jr. Gospel Blues Band

    7:30 PM

    Fight the Darkness Ministries

    Aaron Rule, an inspirational and motivational speaker, is the founder of Fight The Darkness Ministries. It is Aaron's mission to help those who struggle with alcohol, drugs, bullying, depression, suicide and self-harm by spreading the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and by sharing what he has dealt with in his life. Check out his Facebook page: Fight The Darkness Ministries, Promo Video and a clip of him speaking.

    8:00 PM

    Samuel Day

    Samuel Day has received airplay from some of Cincinnati's top stations like WEBN and 96Rock, as well as WAIF, WNKU fm and WUDR. With his band, he's performed at the PNC Park Champion's Club in Pittsburgh (Home of the Steelers), Thompson House, The Underground, The 86 Club, The Middletown Arts Festival, and many more, as well as opening for American Idol top 10-er Colton Dixon. The music video for "The Roses" has garnered over 18,000 views between YouTube and Facebook at the time of this writing. His original music spans the gambits of rock and pop, continually satisfying listeners from both camps (and usually bringing them together) with its rich string arrangements, dynamic and layered vocals, energetic guitars, attention-getting synths, and pervading modern style. Holding a music degree from the University of Dayton, Day is self-produced but also performs with an energetic live band, constantly moving forward with live production.

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  • Saturday, September 1

    Marion County Fairgrounds - Pavilion Stage

    Michael Bomgardner

    12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Battle of the Praise Bands

    Bring it on for the glory of God! A friendly competition where everyone wins! Bring your best songs and let the battle for His Kingdom begin!

    4:30 PM

    Pastor Dustin Craig, Paradigm Shift Ministries

    From initiatives in sports, music, social media and hospitality, Pastor Dustin shares the message of God's love, the salvation Jesus brings us and the power the Holy Spirit gives us, in unique ways around the world. Hear his story of how he was called to this unique style of ministry.

    5:00 PM

    Carry The Cost

    Carry the Cost (CTC) is a Christian band comprised of artists from various cities around central Ohio. A ministry based band, CTC focuses on sharing the gospel through a blend of today's contemporary Christian Music, familiar inspirational rock hits, and personal testimony. Designed to be much more than a "praise and worship team", Carry The Cost puts on a show that is entertaining, inspirational and thought provoking for those seeking a higher purpose. - Facebook

    6:00 PM

    I Saw A Child

    Inspired by the song "I Saw A Child" by Created... Music Project, hear this challenge to local communities to show their faith in new ways.

    6:30 PM

    Six Thirty Saturday Nite

    Six Thirty Saturday Nite is a live-stream church service that has been viewed in 80 countries around the world. Join Pastor Dustin Craig of Paradigm Shift Ministries as he speaks around the world from Marion, Ohio.

    7:00 PM

    Frank Boyd Jr. Gospel Blues Band

    Frank's early musical influences were B.B. King, Albert King, Albert Collins as well as Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, the soulful sounds of Motown and James Brown. He pursued a musical career as a professional playing the blues with various bands throughout the Midwest for over twenty years. "When I think back on my secular career, it was all about me. Now it's all about God and reaching people with his Word. Especially for the lost souls and sharing the good news about the Kingdom of Heaven. That is my joy today." - Website - Facebook - CD Baby

    8:00 PM

    Nothin Left

    Nothin Left is a Christian hard rock band from northwest Ohio with a flair for the punk occasionally. They recently signed with Innovate Records and their debut album Shades of Red will hit the market in May. Their high energy stage show combined with real life lyrics make for a memorable experience that you won’t want to miss. - Facebook - Instagram - Twitter - YouTube - Amazon - iTunes - ReverbNation - Spotify

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