SoulStock moves to Point Mallard
Six-time Grammy-nominated Newsboys is slated to headline the 2010 SoulStock, a free contemporary Christian music worship festival, on May 22 at Point Mallard Park in Decatur. The group has won six Dove Awards, gospel music’s equivalent to the Grammy Awards, charted 25 No. 1 hits and sold six million records.
The free event typically draws more than 15,000 spectators and entertains them with an afternoon and evening of uplifting Christian artists culminating with a chart-topping Christian band.
Gates open at noon with live music gearing up at 12:30 p.m. The Birdsongs, The Undivided, Hello August, Ohio Avenue, Reilley, Sarah Reeves, and This Beautiful Republic are also scheduled to perform. The event concludes at 10 p.m.
For the past 11 years, SoulStock has been held on Beasley Field on the campus of Athens State University. Organizers recently announced the relocation of the event from Athens State University to the Spirit of America Field in Point Mallard Park to accommodate and allow for its continued growth.
Admission is free. Donations of canned goods to benefit local food banks are encouraged. For more information on SoulStock, visiwww.soulstock.com.