Organizers of Norfolk’s Christian Cross Festival announced plans Wednesday for this summer’s event set for Friday, June 7, through Saturday, June 8.
This summer will mark the 15th anniversary of the festival that takes place at Skyview Lake and is free and open to the public.
Headlining entertainers scheduled to perform this summer are Jordan Feliz, who will perform on Friday, June 7, and Matthew West, who will take to the festival’s main stage on Saturday, June 8.
West is a four-time Grammy nominee, has been named the Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year and has been the recipient of an American Music Award. He has more than 130 songwriting credits to his name, including songs by Rascal Flatts, Scotty McCreery, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant and Mandisa. He has sold more than 1.6 million albums in his career, including 2017’s “All In.” He also has written five books, including his newest release titled “Hello My Name Is.”
Feliz plays a folk rock and soul style of Christian pop. He has released three studio albums, including 2018’s “Future.” His song, "The River," has charted on the Billboard magazine Christian Songs, Christian Airplay and Christian Digital Songs charts.
Also scheduled to be part of the festival will be evangelist Clayton Jennings, who will speak on both evenings of the event, said Brett Simonsen, who has helped organize the festival since its inception.
Other contemporary Christian acts scheduled to perform include Adelaide, Zealand and Remedy Drive.
“Again this year, we will have an awesome fireworks display to end the evening on Saturday night,” Simonsen said. “The Christian Cross Festival offers children’s activities, such as face painting, crafts and inflatables. We also have a prayer tent, food vendors and a ministry tent.”
The festival’s mission, he said, is to “glorify Jesus Christ through Christian music, testimony and fellowship. Everyone is welcome to come to the park ... it’s going to be an awesome time.”
Simonsen said volunteer organizers are raising funds and seeking sponsors. “We would appreciate support whether it is financial, volunteers or prayer,” he said.
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Want to learn more?
For more information, go to www.christiancrossfestival.org or the festival page on Facebook at CCrossFest.