“Get ready to be moved” is the theme of the Trinity Spirit Festival to be held on Saturday, February 6th in Delray Beach, featuring Dallas based-band, Addison Road, Colorado based-duo, The Sonflowerz, and South Florida-based, Cadence.
The second annual event began when parents at Trinity Lutheran Church and School were developing a fundraising idea.
“I thought maybe we needed more of a faith raiser than a fundraiser, says Steve Cruz, parent at the school and church member.
Cruz points towards our culture and the divorce rates as something that concerns him.
“Kids get dropped off at school, they learn all they can, yet they may or may not go to church. We wanted to do something that would bring parents and students together, and be encouraging to families. Perhaps they’d get interested in coming to church, or at least looking for one.”
Andrea Houren, co-chair with Cruz and Mark Constantino, adds, “We wanted a way to reach out to the community and show them how fun it is to be a part of a church family–to show them that it’s not so daunting if they haven’t been church goers.”
Cruz says the power of Christian music has had a big impact on his life and the lives of his children, and wants to introduce others to contemporary Christian music.
Cruz refers to Constantino saying, “Mark was a real rock ‘n roll fan, now he loves Christian music, too.”
“The bands performing are really good bands, and this is a great way to introduce people to Christian music,” Cruz adds.
Addison Road’s lead singer, Jenny Simmons has a voice some have called “pure as the first ray of morning light.” She is joined by her husband and other band members on drums, keyboard, bass, and lead guitars.
Addison Road’s album debuted in March of 2008, and has steadily climbed to the top 20 album charts. It features hit songs, All That Matters, I’m Sticking With You, and Hope Now. The band has been touring the country.
The young sister act, The Sonflowerz, have experienced fast-paced success, winning both awards and adoration. They won Best Overall Vocal Group at the 33rd annual GMA Music awards in the Rockies. Their hit songs are played on over 400 radio stations.
Noting Cadence, a local band in the line-up, Cruz says, “This band is made up of 15–21 year olds, they are really, really good, and have everything it takes to make it big.”
Cadence got its start as a group of young people leading worship at their youth group. They play weekly at Victory Christian Church, and are now in demand at a variety of events.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate, which covers the three concerts. The event will also have plenty of activities for kids – an area for toddlers, and an area for teens. Food will also be available for purchase.
The festival runs from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 6th. Ticket information is available on www.itickets.com, at Trinity Lutheran Church, or at the gate.
For more information, see: www.trinityspiritfestival.com