Heaven Fest Gives Away All Ticket Money in 2011
In its 4th year, Festival commits to the poor, the hungry & the exploited
LOVELAND, Colo., April 21, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ — Heaven Fest, the Rocky Mountain region’s massive music and worship festival in its fourth year, will donate ALL TICKET REVENUES this year to organizations that work with the poor, the hungry and the exploited around the world. Heaven Fest, scheduled for Saturday, July 30, 2011 at The Ranch in Loveland, Colo. ( www.larimer.org/theranch), is expecting 35,000 guests. Tickets are now on sale at www.HeavenFest.com for $35 or “WHATEVER YOU THINK IT’S WORTH.” More than 100 artists on eight stages are also committing to participate in this cause.
“In the past we have had the privilege of giving away tens of thousands of dollars to people in need,” said Dave Powers, president of Heaven Fest’s parent organization Worship and the Word Movement. “This year we will build a platform that activates a seven-state region of people to give hundreds of thousands of dollars, and we are inviting our staff, our volunteers and the bands to pitch in as well. Since we are giving every ticket dollar we receive to the poor, the hungry and the exploited, we are DARING everyone to pay whatever they think it’s worth!”
Beneficiary organizations serving the poor, hungry and exploited include Love146.org (fighting child sex slavery), Compassion International ( www.Compassion.com, global child advocates), Gospel for Asia ( www.gospelforasia.org, digging 100 fresh water wells in India), and Convoy of Hope ( www.convoyofhope.org, for their established work in Haiti). One of the Colorado-based beneficiaries is Larimer County’s Project Self-Sufficiency ( www.ps-s.org), assisting low-income single parents.
More than 100 artists will appear on eight stages at The Ranch. Confirmed bands include Skillet, Mercy Me, Fred Hammond, Jeremy Camp, P.O.D., Red, As I Lay Dying, Sanctus Real, KJ-52, Superchick, Shonlock, Phil Keaggy, Andy Hunter, Transform DJs, Proxy, Everfound, Random Hero and many, many more. The most updated artist line-up is always at www.HeavenFest.com.
Heaven Fest, founded in 2008, is the largest Christian music and worship event in the seven-state Rocky Mountain region. The event includes camping, a kids area, a skate park, and experiential features that promote a seven-part vision, including making Jesus the headliner, giving, introducing people to Jesus, introducing a new generation to God’s heart for the poor, biblical unity, being a catalyst for transformation along the Front Range, and establishing a 24/7 worship and prayer movement.
Heaven Fest is a project of Worship and the Word Movement, a not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization ( www.WorshipAndTheWord.com).
Media materials available at heavenfest.com/press.