Sunday River to host River Rock Festival


Sunday River Resort will host the River Rock Festival July 3 and 4. Hosted by Maine’s own Lee Goldberg, the River Rock Festival welcomes some of the biggest names in contemporary Christian music, including Grammy winners Switchfoot, hitmakers Kutless, and American Music Award (AMA) recipients The Afters.

For two days and nights, River Rock Festival will take over the South Ridge area of Sunday River with rock shows and acoustic sets and some of the most famous Christian rockers in North America. Switchfoot is possibly best known in the mainstream media for having four hit songs on the popular movie A Walk to Remember as well as their 2011 Grammy win for “Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album.” Kutless has two gold albums and 12 #1 hits, including “Strong Tower,” “What Faith Can Do,” and “Carry Me to the Cross,” while The Afters were named 2009 AMA Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year for Never Going Back to OK.

Also on the roster: American Idol third place finalist Danny Gokey, AMA- and Grammy-nominee Jeremy Camp, Jonathan Thulin, Phil Wickham, and musicians Hawk Nelson who reached #1 in VH1’s Top 20 Video Countdown with “The One Thing I Have Left.”

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