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Press Release

MVNU’s SonFest 2016 Lineup Announced

July 22, 2016

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — SonFest, Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s annual outdoor Christian music festival, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 1–9 p.m. in the Grove at the MVNU campus. Building 429 will headline the event with numerous other bands on two stages throughout the day.

The SonFest 2016 lineup will include:

  • Building 429
  • Citizen Way
  • Finding Favour
  • Rapture Ruckus
  • Veridia
  • Damac

Five years after their debut album, Building 429 earned the Gospel Music Association Dove Award for New Artist of the Year in 2005 and went on to grow their presence in the Christian music scene. In 2013 the band received a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album in “We Won’t Be Shaken.” Their latest album “Unashamed” is set to release Sept. 25, 2016.

New Zealand’s Rapture Ruckus is also showcasing hits from their five albums, including 2015’s “Invader.” Rapture Ruckus has been nominated for a Dove Award for Best Rap/Hip Hop Album for 2010’s “Rapture Ruckus.”

Ticket prices include: General admission in advance, $20; general admission at the gate, $25; groups of 10+ in advance, $15; and VIP tickets, $40. VIP admission includes festival laminate, T-shirt, prime seating, and artist meet-and-greet opportunities. VIP ticket holders also get early entrance to the event starting at 11 a.m. VIP tickets are available online only.

Tickets can be purchased online by visiting iTickets.com and searching for “SonFest 2016.” Tickets are also available at local retailers listed at sonfest.mvnu.edu.

The all-day event will also include free outdoor activities, food trucks, and giveaways. SonFest is held rain or shine. Artists and schedule are subject to change.

For more information and for the complete line-up visit sonfest.mvnu.edu or facebook.com/sonfestmvnu.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several convenient Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,100 students from 28 states and 16 countries/U.S. territories.

Game Waivers

Anyone wishing to participate in the games and activities at SonFest must submit a signed waiver. If you are under 18, your parents must sign the waiver. If your parents are not at SonFest, they must sign it before you leave. Your youth pastor or supervisor cannot sign it for them.