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Friday, September 15th – WORSHIP NIGHT – 5pm to 8pm, gates open at 4pm
Admission is FREE, please consider a gate donation to keep Worship Night on the GraceFest schedule.

Saturday, September 16th – Main Event – 1pm – 10pm

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Palmdale Amphitheater 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd., Palmdale Ca 93551
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GraceFest AV returns for its 10th year building on a great annual tradition for Antelope Valley residents.
GraceFest AV is a Christian music festival featuring national and local Christian artists and worship bands. The Lord, Jesus Christ is the star of the show, so join us in uniting together as one through worship and praise! We invite you to come out and join the fun, excitement and relaxation of being with family and community in the warm early fall of the Antelope Valley.
Friday night presents “Worship Night” from 5pm to 8pm. Gates open at 4pm

Worship Night features URBAN RESCUE. Local worship artists Leslie Burroughs and Destiny Worship Center will join the lineup.  This is a FREE concert, including periods of prayer and ministry. Food concessionaires and vendors selling goods and services will be open during the event. The kid's area and The Zone youth stage will not be open.  Please bring your lawn chairs or blankets for seating on the grass. Event shirts sales and last minute tickets for the Main Event will be available. Smoking, EZ Ups, sharp cutlery and pets are strictly prohibited inside the venue.

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Saturday's main event presents powerful music ministry by this years national performers;
MATTHEW WEST, BIG DADDY WEAVE, WE ARE MESSENGERS, MICAH TYLER, FOR ALL SEASONS and more to be announced!  Gates open at 1:00pm and local artists begin performing at 2:00pm, event ends at 10pm. This years local artists include; Sylvia Castellanos, Travelin' Light and Art of Worship-David Cowen.

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GraceFest Co-Headliners Feature – MATTHEW WEST & BIG DADDY WEAVE

Matthew West is a four-time GRAMMY® nominee, a multiple-ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year winner and Dove Award recipient, and was awarded an American Music Award (2013), a Billboard Music Award (Top Christian Artist, 2014), a K-LOVE Fan Award (2016), and named Billboard’s Hot Christian Songwriter of the Year (2016). West also received a Primetime Emmy® Award nomination for Original Music & Lyrics for “The Heart of Christmas” from the film of the same name. In addition to his own recording career, he has co-hosted the K-LOVE Fan Awards two times and has more than 130 songwriting credits to his name, including cuts by Rascal Flatts, Scotty McCreery, Casting Crowns, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, and Mandisa, among others. Selling more than 1.6 million albums to date (TEA), West’s discography includes acclaimed releases: Live Forever (2015), GRAMMY-nominated Into The Light (2012), The Story of Your Life (2010), Something to Say (2008),  History (2005) and Happy (2003). He will release a holiday album this season, titled Unto Us: A Christmas Collection.

The members of award-winning band Big Daddy Weave continue to submit their music, their ministry and their lives to God with their seventh studio album, Beautiful Offerings (Fervent Records/Word Entertainment). Their hit “Redeemed” spent 11 weeks at No. 1, was dubbed “Song of the Year” at the first annual K-LOVE Fan Awards, garnered Dove Award and Billboard Music Award nominations and certified a gold single by the RIAA for sales of over 500,000 records.  They have received the Dove Award for Christmas Album of the Year in 2010, honored two years in a row at ASCAP's 2003 and 2004 Christian Music Awards, 2003 Dove Award Nomination, "New Artist of the Year" and 2016 Dove Award Nomination, "Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year" (My Story).  “The work that God has done in our band makes every performance new again because of our sense of purpose, not just to make music but to be used of God. And that's the bottom line--what God wants us to do with this."

The enormously popular Kid’s Arena will return providing supervised fun, games and activities for the kids. The Prayer Tent has been transformed into a experiential place of ministry, healing and prayer for those who seek a touch from God. A large Prayer Chapel and prayer stations offer numerous ways to express your prayer needs. For example; a prayer wall, burdens fountain, candle wall, art expression and much more. Plus personal ministry in quiet areas are available from open to close. Note that all prayer requests posted on the prayer wall and otherwise are prayed for up to 4 weeks after the event.
GraceFest presents outstanding Christian merchants and worldwide compassion ministries.

Introducing WORLD VISION as this years international children's compassion ministry.

The Youth Performance stage aka “The Zone” is located on the backside of the hill.
The Zone headliner features Christian hip hop artist PROPAGANDA.  Local youth Christian bands will perform from 1:45pm to 6:30pm. All artists will meet and greet fans after their show at their merchandise tables.

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GraceFest Merchandise, Book Table, Snow Cones, Water, T-Shirt's & Raffle Booths
Please support these booths as proceeds benefit local Christian schools. Also please consider participating in the event raffle booth to win great prizes and support the schools!

Carry-in food and coolers are permitted for all attendee's. Plus blankets and lawn chairs for sitting on are ideal and beach umbrellas for shade. Wear warm weather clothing, hats and sunscreen. Sorry NO sharp cutlery, EZ UPS or barbeques permitted.



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