Third Day’s Mac Powell To Join ‘Christ Fest’ Music Festival

 The Diocese of Orange today announced the lineup for its second annual signature music festival, Christ Fest. Building upon the success of last year’s event, which drew more than 10,000 Orange County locals, the Diocese of Orange once again invites the community to experience the music festival on September 9 at the iconic Christ Cathedral campus. In an effort to include the wider diocesan community, this year’s event adds Festival De Cristo, a Latin Christian music festival on the evening of September 8.

The main event will feature top Christian artists including Mac Powell from Third Day, Shane & ShaneRush of FoolsIke Ndolol, Las Siervas, Jimi Cravity, and Adam Bitter. Festival De Cristo’s performers include Mariachi Sol De MexicoSon by FourBarbara Padilla and mariachis, and Las Siervas.

“Given the resounding response from last year’s event, we are thrilled to bring back Christ Fest in 2017,” said Bishop Kevin Vann. “We are excited with this year’s lineup and the addition of Festival De Cristo, and welcome all to celebrate our faith through a day of music and fellowship.”

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the Christ Fest 2017 site. A portion of the proceeds from this year’s event will support CNN Hero, chef and owner of the White House Restaurant, and philanthropist Sir Bruno Serato’s efforts to feed thousands of children in Orange County every day through the Caterina’s Club from the kitchens of Christ Cathedral.

“We are so grateful for Sir Bruno Serato’s dedication to ensuring the children in our community don’t go to bed hungry,” said Bishop Vann. “We want him to continue to be able to feed 3,000 kids a day and are happy to be honoring and supporting him in this way.”

The ecumenical event brings the local and regional community together for a celebration of the Christian faith through diverse food, chart-topping musical artists and a beer garden featuring Orange County microbreweries.

Lineup: September 8, 2017

  • 6:30 p.m. – Mariachi Sol De Mexico
  • 6:30 p.m. – Mass in Arboretum on Christ Cathedral campus
  • 7:10 p.m. – Marian Procession to concert venue
  • 7:10 p.m. – Barbara Padilla and Mariachi Sol De Mexico
  • 7:35 – Barbara Padilla and Mariachi Sol De Mexico
  • 8:15 p.m. – Son by 4
  • 9:15 p.m. Siervas
  • 10 p.m. – Concert ends

Lineup: September 9, 2017

  • 2 p.m. – Gates Open / Food/ Beer Gardens
  • 3 p.m. – Jimmy Cravity
  • 4 p.m. – Adam Bitter
  • 5 p.m. – Las Siervas
  • 6 p.m. – Ike Ndolo
  • 7 p.m. – Rush of Fools
  • 8 p.m. – Shane and Shane
  • 9 p.m. – Mac Powell from Third Day
  • 10 p.m. – Concert Ends

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