Colton Dixon, Trip Lee among performers at MVNU’s SonFest

Staff report

Colton Dixon

Colton Dixon

SonFest, Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s annual outdoor Christian music festival, welcomed thousands of fans to the Grove of the MVNU campus on Saturday. Gospel Music Association Dove Award Winner Colton Dixon headlined the event, along with many other bands.

“SonFest was phenomenal this year. Between the sunshine, Colton Dixon, Ride Nature, and over 2,300 in attendance, we really rocked it out,” said Rachel Kuhn, Assistant Director of Admissions at MVNU.

“The feedback has been great and we look forward to our 19th annual SonFest event in the fall of 2016,” said Kuhn.

Other bands that performed on two stages included Trip Lee, Leeland, I Am They, Da Mac, Wyndsor, Take the Name, Populis, The Florals, Amena Brown, DJ Opdiggy, Fever Fever, and Ever Burning Bright.

Phil Tuttle (’99) has been assisting behind the scenes since the event’s beginning 18 years ago.

“I was a student at the very first SonFest, so it was great to be a part of making this year’s event a success. There were two stages full of great bands and artists that made Saturday so much fun,” said Tuttle.

The event also featured skate park and action sports mission organization Ride Nature, inflatable games, festival food, and more.

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