MVNU's SonFest 2012 to feature David Crowder
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Mount Vernon, Ohio
SonFest, Mount Vernon Nazarene University's annual outdoor Christian music festival, will take place on Saturday, September 29, from noon to 10 p.m. on the Grove of the MVNU campus. Award-winning artist David Crowder will headline the event.

As the David Crowder Band has now put a period at the end of its sentence, a new chapter is emerging for frontman David Crowder. As the next paragraph begins, David Crowder will take the stage performing with his new collective, simply called Crowder. Fans can expect more of what they've always loved about David Crowder through the years — the songs, the worship, musical innovation — and now they get to be a part of the new beginning.

Named among the most thoughtful, progressive, and exciting acts in contemporary Christian music by The New York Times, the popular yet unconventional David Crowder Band unveiled their final collection of new music this year with the release of Give Us Rest or (a requiem mass in c [the happiest of all keys]). As the follow-up to the Grammy-nominated Church MusicGive Us Rest gave the band the highest debut of their career, selling more than 50,000 units in one week and landing them in the No. 2 spot on the Billboard Top 200.

David Crowder Band's music video for SMS (Shine) nabbed coverage on NBC's The Today Show, Fox & Friends, USA Today, Billboard, and Paste Magazine online as well as a GMA Dove Award win for Short Form Video of the Year. The video was also recognized at the LA Film Festival in 2011. Along with the group's 9 GMA Dove Awards and 22 nominations, the band was the first Christian artist to be named MSN.com's Artist of the Year in 2006. David Crowder is part of the Passion Movement, participating in university student gatherings in the U.S. and around the world.

Other SonFest artists will be announced in near future. There will be two stages, free inflatables for all ages, festival food, and giveaways. This is a rain-or-shine event.

Tickets will be available starting June 29 at 10 a.m. Tickets are $15, or $13 each for a group of 15 or more. VIP tickets will be available for $40. Tickets will be available at The Gospel Supply Shop, the MVNU Cougar Corner Bookstore, and Central Ohio LifeWay Christian Bookstores. Tickets will be $20 at the gate.
--Mount Vernon Nazarene University