We talked to Rob Roozeboom, founder and president of RISE Ministries, the organization behind RiseFest. He told us they’re excited to announce the two additions.
Mandisa is a three-time Grammy nominee and American Idol 2006 finalist. Her song, “Stronger” off her 2011 album “What If We Were Real” peaked at number one on the Billboard Christian Songs chart in June of 2011, while the second single off that album, “Waiting For Tomorrow” peaked at number 3. She has worked with other Christian music stars such as Kirk Franklin, TobyMac, and fellow RiseFest lineup artist, Matthew West.
After touring with the likes of Jeremy Camp and Audio Adrenaline, Sidewalk Prophets rode the popularity of their first World Records release, “These Simple Truths,” to a Dove Award for Best New Artists and a nomination for Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year. Their singles, “You Love Me Anyway,” and “The Words I Would Say,” went number 1 and 3, respectively, on the Billboard Christian Singles Chart.
Roozeboom says they have also added a new option for festival attendees.
More information will be made available on the Friday night activities as the festival draws closer. He says more information about RiseFest camping is also forthcoming, but they wanted to get the word out so attendees could plan accordingly. Of course several other lodging options also exist in Sheldon and the surrounding area as well.