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for KING & COUNTRY headlined the 2016 Kingdom Bound Festival. (Submitted images)
for KING & COUNTRY headlined the 2016 Kingdom Bound Festival. (Submitted images)

Kingdom Bound set to bring star-studded lineup, 40,000 to Darien Lake


Thu, Jun 22nd 2017 11:05 am
Annual festival July 26-29
The Kingdom Bound Festival, one of the nation's largest and longest-running Christian music festivals, is set to return to Darien Lake Theme and Water Park this summer. The 31st annual festival takes place July 26-29 with more than 40,000 attendees from across the U.S. and Canada expected to attend.
On-site accommodations are available, as well as full-event and single-day commuter passes. All tickets include access to festival activities as well as admission to Darien Lake Theme and Water Park.
As the festival celebrates 31 years, the theme reflects a return to the basic message that is the theme of Kingdom Bound Ministries: To share the Gospel and to encourage believers. As the festival enters its third decade, it continues to serve as a time of hope and encouragement to all who attend.
"This year, let's be intentional about sharing the Gospel through the vehicle of Kingdom Bound" said festival director Donna Russo. "Do you know someone who is need of encouragement or looking for hope in the midst of challenge? Bring them to Kingdom Bound this summer where they can hear uplifiting words and be encouraged to have hope."
Kingdom Bound 2017 will feature more than 40 musical acts from across the country, including headline performances by Dove-Award winning fan favorites Kari Jobe, Tenth Avenue North and The Newsboys. Joining them will be Irish folk rockers Rend Collective, 4 time Grammy winner Mac Powell of Third Day, along with KB, Britt Nicole and "American Idol" finalist Danny Gokey. Leading worship this year will be perennial favorites Paul Baloche, Robin Mark and Brothers McClurg, as well as many others. New this year will be an engaging performance by viral internet star comedian John Crist.
Other festival events include kids ministry for ages 4-8, "Amped Tent" for 9-12-year-olds, the Kingdom Bound Marketplace, and more than 40 inspirational seminars from speakers across the world, including national communicator Reggie Dabbs, Mike Gordon, Wes Aarum, Mike Donehey, Carol Mcleod, as well as Buffalo's own Jill and Erin Kelly.
New this year, on Thursday July 27, the second day of the festival has been specifically planned to center on worship. KBNOW (Kingdom Bound Night of Worship) will be a special themed day within the larger festival featuring some of the top worship leaders in the country. A special buy three, get the fourth free, ticket offer is available for the day.
"Everywhere we look we see churches uniting across social, racial and denominational lines so together they can serve the cause of Christ," said festival communications director Dave Bruno. "We want to invite everyone to join us for this special night of worship."
Single-day tickets for the festival are $49-$59 and include admission to Darien Lake Theme and Water Park. Four-day festival passes including park admission are still available for $149. Tickets are available online through www.itickets.com, by calling 716-633-1117 or in person at Kingdom Bound - 8550 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville.
For more information, call 1-800-461-4485 or visit www.kingdombound.org.

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