In its 7th year, Uprise Festival continues as the  Cumberland Valley’s premier Christian music event by  playing host to a spectacular line up of Christian  music’s hottest bands for its 2010 event.   The one-day Festival, featuring activities for  the entire family, will be held Saturday, September 18th  at Shippensburg Fairgrounds in Shippensburg, PA. Gates  will open at 11:00am, with performances running from  noon – 10:00pm.  The diverse list of performers for  this year’s event includes: Skillet, Newsboys,  Red, The Almost, Fireflight,  Disciple, House of Heroes, Decyfer  Down, KJ 52, B.Reith, Chasen,  Between the Trees, Abandon, Everyday Sunday,  Brooke Barrettsmith, and Hyland, along  with local bands Crimson Door, Next 2 Nothing and  Ryan Payne Band.  This year’s  speaker will be Bob Lenz. The Roxtreme  Showcase stage will feature performances from up and  coming local bands.   “We are excited  to bring such an amazing lineup of artists to  Shippensburg,” say Scott Brown, Festival Producer. “It  will be a great day of music, teaching and fun for all  who attend.  We’re planning for a  record attendance this year!”  Aiming to be a family-friendly  event with something for everyone, the festival also  hosts a children’s program, Uprise Kidz, which  will feature face painting, story telling, games and  prizes, kids worship, clowns, snacks and much  more.  A Youth Leaders Lounge  will also be available, providing resources, networking,  encouragement from speakers and a place for youth  leaders to hang out.  In addition to the music, the  Festival also provides free activities and entertainment  for all ages including inflatables, skate park, climbing  wall, volleyball and video game den. Local companies,  Rita’s Italian Ice and Starbucks Coffee, will be  providing treats along with RockStar Energy Drink and  Red Bull.  Uprise Festival will also host the  Artesian Well Art Gallery, featuring works from  local artists.  Submissions for the  gallery must be received by August  28th.  Additional  information can be found online at www.artesianwell.org

Tickets for Uprise are very  reasonable at $30, and those who purchase prior to  September 1st, will receive a free  t-shirt.  Prices remain the same when  purchased at the gate, but do not come with the  t-shirt.  “This year we are adding a special,  limited ‘VIP Ticket’,” explains Brown.   “These are $50 and in addition to admission into  the event, these ticket holders will also be able to  attend a special meet and greet with the Newsboys, a  festival poster signed by the bands as well as the free  t-shirt.”  For more information about Uprise  Festival, to see the full lineup and to purchase  tickets, please visit www.uprisefestival.com <http://www.myupdates.org/manage/link.php?M=635246&N=395&L=407&F=H>   or call 717.491.1955.  Also follow the  Festival on twitter @UpriseFest <http://www.myupdates.org/manage/link.php?M=635246&N=395&L=408&F=H>   

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