REALfest headliners announced
By AUDREY INGRAM
CARROLL — Christian recording artists Plumb, Mark Shultz, For King & Country and Everfound will headline the three-day Christian music festival REALfest in Carroll this summer.
The festival, slated July 25-27 at the Carroll Middle School grounds, will raise money for adoption and foster-parent programs.
A contributor to the dance and electronic genre, Plumb has recorded six studio albums and will be traveling to Carroll fresh off the 60-date arena tour WinterJam.
Plumb, a.k.a. Tiffany Airbuckle, states in her biography that being a mother strengthened her music on her most recent album, “Need You Now.”
Kansas City native Mark Shultz began his musical career more than 10 years ago, playing a sold-out show in Nashville, Tenn. His most recent album, “All Things Possible,” was inspired by a cross-country bike trek he participated in to raise money for widows and orphans, according to K-LOVE radio’s website.
Pop-rock band King & Country is comprised of Australian-born brothers Joel and Luke, who moved to Nashville with their family. Their music has been featured on popular television shows including The CW’s “The Vampire Diaries” and Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva.”
Everfound is comprised of four brothers born in Soviet-era Russia who immigrated to Denver as young children. According to the biography on the band’s website, their parents learned about Jesus Christ partly through music and sermons broadcast into the country by American missionaries. One generation later, the family’s music about the Gospel can be heard across the world.
All four bands are slated to play on the main stage on July 26.
Returning for REALfest will be Sioux City-based Bread of Stone, which played in Carroll in January.
Started by the Kristijanto brothers, the band travels to their native Indonesia each year, a piece of The Light Project, which encourages local ministries.
Celtic-folk group The Crossing; blues musician and preacher Jimmie Bratcher, a.k.a. The Electric Rev; contemporary artist Zach Svoboda; Denver-based rock band Medic; Texas pop-rock-worship performers The Michael James Band; and internationally minded independent rock band Willet, comprised of three brothers from Maryland, will also be playing throughout the weekend.
Tickets are $25 for those 12 years and older. Group discounts are available.
For a full list of prices, or to purchase tickets, visit realfest2014.trstickets.com.