4/24/2014 – DERBY FESTIVAL CELEBRATION SUNDAY FEATURES CHRISTIAN CONCERT AND GOSPELFEST

Afternoon of Music Performances Set for Sunday, April 27

April 24, 2014. Louisville, KY.   – Christian contemporary music and a gospel choir showcase will take the stages this weekend at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville. The GospelFest presented by Passport Health Plan starts at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 27, on the Music Stage at Chow Wagon.  The Celebration Sunday concert with WJIE featuring Audio Adrenaline starts at 4 p.m. on the Great Stage at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville. Admission to both shows is a 2014 Pegasus Pin.

Stellar and Grammy Nominee Joe Leavell with 1Purpose, Jason Clayborn & the T.E.A.M. and the 2014 GospelFest Super Choir will perform at this year’s GospelFest.  The event has enjoyed resounding success since it came on the schedule in 2012.  Opening at 2 PM, the event will feature choir performances throughout the day.  Performances include: Greater Friendship, Pleasant View, Cable, Bates, St. Stephen Choirs, Louisville Connection, In God’s Presence, Moore Sisters, George Shanks, CJ Akins & Liberty, Sensational Bentleys, and Moore Temple COGIC.  GospelFest is sponsored by Passport Health Plan with contributing sponsors WLOU/New Praise 104.7 and B96.5.

The Derby Festival Celebration Sunday concert with WJIE features the Christian rock bank Audio Adrenaline, which got its start in the 1980s when a group of students at Kentucky Christian University decided to play music together.  The band has received two Grammy Awards and multiple Dove Awards.  This stop is part of their “Change a Life Tour” with special guests Kutless, Finding Favour, Shine Bright Baby, and Carrollton. The Celebration Sunday concert is sponsored by WJIE.

Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. This ultimate entertainment experience offers national concerts, family fun, food vendors, a children’s inflatable playground, midway rides and more.  The Chow Wagon is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Since 1956, the Derby Festival has worked to bring the community together in celebration. The Festival is an independent community organization supported by 4,000 volunteers, 400 businesses and civic groups, Pegasus Pin sponsorships and event participation. This involvement has made the Festival the largest single attended event in Kentucky and one of the leading community celebrations in the world.

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