Christian rock music is a fast-growing musical genre across the country, and Maury County plays a local role in the faith-based music trend. One could even say that we are at the forefront of it, as evidenced at the second annual Impact Music Fest last Saturday on August 15, 2015.
The all-day outdoor event was held at historic Rippavilla Plantation in Spring Hill, beginning at noon, lasting until 9 pm that evening, and featured Christian musical artists, many of whom live in the Middle Tennessee area.
The bands included: Hear, Hear; Coley Jones; Kerrie Roberts; Curt Anderson; Crosstie; Riley Bria; Katie Danielle; and Jason Crabb. Off the Duck captured videos of some of the artists’ performances, which can be viewed below. To learn more about the musicians and to hear better quality sound, visit their respective websites as provided below.
In addition to the amazing musical performances, people attending the festival were invited to tour Rippavilla, browse various booths, play corn hole and grab a bite from one of several food trucks. Children were treated to face painting, pony rides and inflatables.
The Impact Team is already planning next year's event on August 13, 2016. It may seem like a long way away, but put it on your calendar to be a part of Maury County's faith-based festival!
Spring Hill's Riley Bria placed in the top 15 of American Idol. See a song from his performance at the Impact Music Fest below.
Crosstie, from Nashville, received the International Music Association’s “2014 Christian Band of the Year,” nominations for “Album of the Year” and “Song of the Year.” The video of their performance of "Simple Man" from the Impact Fest is below the photo.
HEAR, HEAR band is based out of Nashville and comprised of Kate Puckett and Matt Lloyd. HEAR, HEAR music will be featured in two full-length films releasing in 2016. Check them out in the video below:
Curt Anderson has played every size venue from churches to clubs, camps and schools, to the main stage at festivals. But what matters most to him is not the size of the venue, but the impact he can make on his audience, as seen in the video below.