LifeLight Festival

LifeLight

LifeLight Festival is an annual free outdoor Christian music festival held over Labor Day weekend at Wild Water West in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

History

LifeLight Festival was started by Alan and Vicki Greene in 1998. It started as an afternoon concert on a local church lawn, drawing about 2,000 people. By 2001, the festival was moved to the W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds in Sioux Falls to accommodate the growing crowds. In 2002, attendance tripled from the year before, growing to 32,000 attendees over a 3-day weekend. Now, LifeLight has grown to over 320,000 attendees over a 3-day weekend, expanding to 6 stages, with a budget of nearly $700,000 each year. It is a free concert.

2008 Festival

Switchfoot, Michael W. Smith and Casting Crowns were announced on Life 96.5 as the headliners of the 2008 festival, which will be held again over Labor Day weekend at Wild Water West. Other 2008 participating bands include:
Lincoln Brewster
Natalie Grant
Leeland
Family Force 5
Sanctus Real
As I Lay Dying
Grits
Day of Fire
Remedy Drive
VOTA (formerly Casting Pearls)
The Afters
Ayiesha Woods
Phil Joel
Building 429
Matthew West
33Miles
John Rueben
Seventh Day Slumber
Everyday Sunday
MxPx
This Beautiful Republic

2007 Festival

Jars of Clay, TobyMac and Chris Tomlin were announced as the headliners of the 2007 festival. Other major bands and artists for 2007 include:
Anberlin
Family Force 5
Barlow Girl
Big Daddy Weave
Tait
Phil Joel
Leeland
Casting Pearls
Stellar Kart
Project 86

Previous Bands/Speakers

GoFish
Switchfoot
Salvador
Rebecca St. James
Audio Adrenaline
Newsboys
Jeremy Camp
Superchick
FFH
Skillet
Casting Crowns
Steven Curtis Chapman
Dr. James Dobson
Rick Warren
Third Day
Point of Grace
Thousand Foot Krutch
Sanctus Real
Mark Schultz
Tree63
Day of Fire
Pillar
Three Cord Wonder

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