-----SOULFEST-----
Music. Love. Action.

New England's Premier
Christian Music &
Social Justice Festival

August 6 - 8, 2015

Gunstock Mtn. Resort, Gilford, NH
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Artist Highlight: Third Day

There’s no denying the impact of music to impact lives. During nearly two decades in the limelight, the members of Third Day have seen that truth become evident over and over again and they testify to that power on their latest album Miracle. Faith, passion and rock ‘n roll swagger coalesce on the band’s 12th album, a simmering brew of potent rock anthems infused with the substantive, life-affirming lyrics that have always been the bedrock of the band’s music. Produced by rock legend Brendan O’Brien, well known for his work with Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Train and the Killers, Miracle finds the band exploring new sonic territory. ʺTo have something new to say and to say it in a different way is really exciting,” says lead vocalist Mac Powell. “It’s reinvigorated us as a band.” Miracle becomes the latest collection in a long, impressive body of work that has earned Third Day four GRAMMYs (11 total nominations) 24 GMA Dove Awards (42 total nominations) 1 RIAA Platinum album and 8 RIAA Gold albums. Over the years, the Georgia-based band’s music has provided a vibrant soundtrack in the lives of this generation of believers.

Third Day will be closing out SoulFest on Saturday August 9th at 9:20 pm on the Revival Stage. Don’t miss their performance and purchase you SF14 tickets here!

Artist Highlight: Switchfoot

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Switchfoot is an American alternative rock band from San Diego, California. The band’s members are Jon Foreman (lead vocals, guitar), Tim Foreman (bass guitar, backing vocals), Chad Butler (drums, percussion), Jerome Fontamillas (guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), and Drew Shirley (guitar, backing vocals). After early successes in the Christian rock scene, Switchfoot first gained mainstream recognition with the inclusion of four of their songs in the 2002 movie A Walk to Remember. This recognition led to their major label debut, The Beautiful Letdown, which was released in 2003 and featured the hits “Meant to Live” and “Dare You to Move”. It went on to sell over 2.6 million copies. They have since been noted for their energetic live shows, and their seventh studio album Hello Hurricane received a Grammy award in 2011 for Best Rock Gospel Album. According to Jon Foreman, the name “Switchfoot” comes from a surfing term. “We all love to surf and have been surfing all our lives so to us, the name made sense. To switch your feet means to take a new stance facing the opposite direction. It’s about change and movement, a different way of approaching life and music.”

Don’t miss Switchfoot headline SoulFest 2014 on Friday August 8th at 9:20 pm on the Revival Stage and purchase your festival tickets here!

Artist Highlight: TobyMac

The ascension of Toby Mac’s solo career has been nothing short of spectacular. In an era of declining music sales he has consistently defied the odds and has seen his sales increase with each new album release. Having climbed the mountain once with the group dcTalk (4 Grammys, more than 8 million albums sold), Toby Mac knows how difficult the journey can be and how much work the process actually takes. Rarely does an artist get to soar to great heights for a second time, but soar he has. He took home his first Grammy as a solo artist after receiving Grammy nominations for each of his first three solo projects (Momentum, Welcome To Diverse City, Portable Sounds). Toby Mac topped 2 million in total albums sold during his solo career. He has done it with a combination of talent, hard work and humility which has produced songs that resonate with people from all walks of life.

TobyMac will be headlining SoulFest 2014 on Thursday August 7th at 9:20 pm on the Revival Stage! Come and enjoy his performance and purchase your festival tickets here!!

Speaker Highlight: Paul Colman

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Paul Colman is a Grammy Nominated singer/songwriter and a world-class entertainer. He has performed all over the world, written hit singles, garnered numerous awards and has sold hundreds of thousands of records. Paul still travels the globe singing and speaking and sharing his songs, thoughts and stories. He has released 16 recordings and Oct 2012 saw him release FROM THE SALTLAND TO THE RIVER, a collection of 14 new and original songs. Aside from SALTLAND, you can purchase all of Paul’s music online.

Paul Colman will be speaking each day of the festival at 10:50 am at the Inside Out Stage. He is performing on the Revival Stage at 2:45 pm, on the Mercy Street Stage at 8:20 pm, and on ISO Stage at 10:50 pm all of which take place Thursday August 7th. Also see Paul play at the Mountain Top Stage at 2:00 pm on Saturday August 9th. 

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Artist Highlight: Trip Lee

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Since his first album release, Trip has traveled the world performing for thousands of listeners. The Christ-centered hip-hop message he brings has also built a platform for him among churches and other Christian organizations, which has led to numerous opportunities to preach and teach at conferences and other events. Trip now resides in Washington, DC with his wife and is finishing his Biblical and Theological Studies degree by distance with Boyce College. He is currently touring, working on his fourth album, blogging (bragonmylord.com) and aiming to author a few New York Times bestsellers. Trip’s unending desire is to proclaim the grace and beauty of Jesus Christ to anyone that will listen. Ultimately, he hopes this journey will someday lead to pastoring a church.

Catch Trip Lee perform at SoulFest on Friday 8/8 at 4:20 pm on the Inside Out Stage and purchase your SF14 tickets here!

Artist Highlight: Thousand Foot Krutch

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For those who’ve been following the Ontario-bred players since their formation in 1998, it’s been a continuously escalating highlight reel that includes best-selling albums, four top 25 Active Rock hits (including the top 20 smash “Fire It Up”), plus a slew of soundtrack slots. In fact, the group has literally infiltrated every facet of pop culture, from ongoing ESPN appearnces, to various NASCAR, MLB, NHL and NFL airings (including the 2010 Super Bowl), along with the “GI Joe” movie trailer, WGN-TV’s “Smallville” and EA Sports’ “NHL 2010” video game.

See Thousand Foot Krutch play SoulFest 2014 on Saturday August 9th at 6 pm on the Revival Stage!

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Speaker Highlight: Scott Stapp

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It was 1997 when My Own Prison, the debut multi-platinum Creed album, kicked off Scott’s musical journey in spectacular style. As the lead vocalist and sole storyteller, Scott sculpted his own aesthetic. Awarded a Grammy in 2001 for his number-one hit, “With Arms Wide Open,” Scott was celebrated, in the words of one Rolling Stone writer, as “a singer with an enormous emotional range and a composer of startling originality.”
With the publication in 2012 of Sinner’s Creed, his autobiography, Scott detailed his struggles with drugs, alcohol and depression. “That book was incredibly cathartic,” he says, “and enabled me to release a lifetime of pent-up feelings about my past. Sinner’s Creed paved the way for Proof of Life, which, in musical terms, is another reaffirmation of my personal history. There were years when I thought it had all been a waste. I looked around at the damage I had done and thought—man, I’ve made a mess. But now I see that I’m able turn that mess into a message. That message takes the form of songs that comprise the spine of my story.”
 

Scott Stapp will be speaking at SoulFest 2014 on Friday August 8th at 5:30 pm on the Revival Stage, and speaking the same day at 2:15 pm on the Mercy Street Stage.

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Artist Highlight: Tedashii

Tedashii “Tdot” Anderson, known simply as Tedashii, is a Christian hip hop artist and member of the hip-hop troupe, 116 Clique. Tedashii has released three solo albums, Kingdom People, Identity Crisis, and Blacklight, on Reach Records. Tedashii’s delivery style is characterized by a deep voice that he can manipulate for rapping a wide range of flow schemes and patterns.
In 2008 Tedashii toured with the 116 Clique during the “Unashamed Tour”. The “Don’t Waste Your Life Tour” followed in 2009, after which he took a brief hiatus. In late 2010 he returned for the “Unashamed: The Movement Tour”.[citation needed] As soon as his album Blacklight was released in 2011 he went on a brief tour to promote it. He joined the “Man Up Tour” in 2011, taking a brief break in early 2012. In late 2012 116 Clique toured 30 cities with the “Unashamed Tour: Come Alive”. Then in December, Suzy Rock and KB joined him for the “No Boundaries Concert Series”. Tedashii appeared in Family Force 5’s song “Chainsaw” on the Reanimated remix album released in 2013.

Make sure to buy your SoulFest 2014 tickets here and don’t miss Tedashii play on Friday August 8th at 5:30 pm on the Inside Out Stage!

Artist Highlight: Oh, Sleeper

Oh, Sleeper is an American metal band from Fort Worth, Texas. Previously signed to Solid State Records they are currently operating independently. To date they have recorded three full-length albums and two EPs. Members include: Micah Kinard - Vocals, Shane Blay - Guitar/Vocals, Nathan Grady - Guitar, and Zac Mayfield - Drums.

Don’t miss Oh, Sleeper rock the Inside Out Stage on Friday August 8th at 9:30 pm by purchasing your SF14 tickets here!

Speaker Highlight: Jamie Tworkowski

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Jamie Tworkowski is the founder of To Write Love On Her Arms, a non-profit organization which aims to present hope and find help for young people struggling with depression, self-injury, addiction and suicide. TWLOHA began in March 2006 as a written story and Jamie’s attempt to meet the needs present in one life. TWLOHA is seeing an incredible response and surprising open doors with the social networking and music community. 

Hear Jamie Tworkowski speak at SoulFest on Friday 8/8 at 2:40 pm on the Revival Stage and 3:45 pm in the Justice Center on the same day. Jamie will also be participating in the Suicide Prevention Panel on Saturday 8/9 at 1:30 pm in the Justice Center!

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