Tyler and Jennifer Sell help move the sign for the third annual Christian music festival which is coming up the second weekend in September. Contributed Photo
Lake Norman Lutheran Church is gearing up for their third annual Christian music festival.
The festival, which falls on Sept. 11, will include a patriotic observance.
â€œThe purpose of the community event is for people to have fun,â€ said Carol Sell, festival director. â€œIt applies to all ages.â€
The festival will run from noon to 8 p.m. with local bands, concessions and puppet show.
At noon, a performance by Amber Daughtery and Because He Lives, two groups from Denver, will be on the stage.
At 1 p.m., the patriotic program will begin with a flag ceremony performed by a locally Boy Scout Troop, followed by traditional patriotic and gospel songs. The Knotts Family & Patriotic Tribute & Bluegrass Gospel will perform.
The Little Disciples Puppet Show will begin at 2 p.m., with songs, skits and stories.
Face painting and a bouncing cage will also be available.
At 2:30 p.m., Promise, a Praise band from Messiah Lutheran Church in Charlotte will perform followed by the Prince of Peace Choir at 3:15 p.m.
At 3:30 p.m., Reach, a band of Christian musicians who cover 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s music will give their message on God.
Following Reach at 4:15 p.m. there will be some mixed performers including Lake Norman Lutheran Choir, the Ensemble of Charlotte Gospel Choir at 5 p.m. and Gideonâ€™s Torch, a Southern Gospel Male Quartet from First Presbyterian Church in Mooresville at 6 p.m.
Admission to the festival is free. Concessions will include barbeque, funnel cakes and bake sale goods.
All proceeds will be donated to the East Lincoln Christian Ministry.
Lake Norman Lutheran Church is located at 1445 North N.C. 16, Denver. For more information call 704-483-2130.
Sell said last year the event pulled in roughly 200 people.
by Amy Wadsworth