Switchfoot and NEEDTOBREATHE to headline Weekend Kickoff Concert
Nashville, Tenn. (May 20, 2014) - The 2nd Annual K-LOVE Fan Awards has added to its already star-studded show lineup, announcing several additional performers and presenters for the June 1 show set to take place at the Grand Ole Opry House.
Performers added include an eclectic mix of talent including Switchfoot, Natalie Grant, Mandisa, Crowder, Casting Crowns, Matthew West, Newsboys, Building 429, Jamie Grace, Big Daddy Weave and Phil Wickham.
Those slated to present include Amy Grant, Roma Downey of Son of God, CBS College Basketball Analyst Clark Kellogg, Shane Harper of God's Not Dead, Auburn University Head Football Coach Gus Malzahn, Kari Jobe, New York Times Bestselling author Ann Voscamp and Southeast Christian Church Pastor and author Kyle Idleman.
Previously announced performers for the evening include Chris Tomlin, Hillsong UNITED, Steven Curtis Chapman, MercyMe and Francesca Battistelli.
Dancing With the Stars® finalist Candace Cameron Bure and ASCAP’s reigning Christian Music Songwriter of the Year Matthew West are set to host the show at the Grand Ole Opry House Sunday June 1.
The Fan Awards weekend will start off with a bang on Friday night as Switchfoot and NEEDTOBREATHE headline the official Weekend Kickoff Concert, which also features Tenth Avenue North, for KING & COUNTRY and Rend Collective.
At the first ever K-LOVE Fan Zone, fans will be able to walk through Jeremy Camp's tour bus, watch celebrity basketball games, meet their favorite artists at autograph sessions and more. Steven Curtis Chapman will host the new Songwriter's Spotlight to close out Saturday night. Sunday will start with Michael W. Smith holding a special Worship Service at the Opryland Resort. The events of the day will lead to the official K-LOVE Fan Awards Show nearby at the Grand Ole Opry House.
K-LOVE FAN AWARDS
The K-LOVE Fan Awards mission is to create a fan experience that celebrates and promotes artists, athletes, authors and entertainers who, with excellence, engage and impact popular culture for Jesus Christ. Last year’s inaugural event included hosts from the A&E TV’s popular show “Duck Dynasty,” Phil & Kay Robertson and Jase & Missy Robertson. For more information on this year’s exciting lineup and award show hosts, visit www.KLOVEFanAwards.com.
K-LOVE FAN AWARDS WEEKEND
Fans are encouraged to sign up for the exclusive K-LOVE Fan Awards Weekend, which will begin May 30 and run through June 1. With Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Resort as the home base, those who join this Experience will receive tickets to the Awards show, a three-night stay at Opryland, dinner with the K-LOVE staff and friends, a weekend kick-off concert and access to the K-LOVE Fan Zone, which will include exclusive meet & greets, autograph signings and much more. There are limited spots to the K-LOVE Fan Awards Weekend and it is slated to sell out. To find out more on this year’s schedule, visit: www.klovefanawards.com/schedule-events. The K-LOVE Fan Awards is a John Sanders LLC/World Hope Event.
K-LOVE creates compelling media designed to inspire and encourage people to develop a meaningful relationship with Christ. K-LOVE is listener supported and delivers positive, encouraging contemporary Christian music through its 446 signals across 47 states. For more information visit: www.klove.com.
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