is all about re-inventing and offering music that has not been heard before. It is about providing an opportunity to the contestants to push the envelope and broaden their palate. There are no boundaries when it comes to defining the genres. Rock, Christian Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, Rap, Holy Hip Hop, Gospel and Rock n Roll are just a few among the vast array of music styles the performers will offer here. KingsFest
aims at reflecting the true meaning and essence of music; which is to transcend age, gender, race, or color to reach the hearts of whoever comes across it. The festival has been receiving an overwhelming response for the past few years and makes no bones about the fact that almost ten thousand people attend the event each day.
is not just any other concert; all artists are welcomed with open arms. In this humble attempt of opening doors for the contestants the festival has produced some of the biggest sensations over the passage of time including AMP who walked away with victory. Although there is only one band/artist that takes the title but it is the competition that makes them stars. Daylight Burning, FM Williams Band, Sincerely Jude, Hallel H.P, Bloodline and Strike The Rock are among the few who unfortunately could not win but through KingsFest
, they emerged as winners by making their presence felt and securing their future as promising performers.
Some of the most successful bands and artists in the previous years have owned the stage at KingsFest.
Switcfoot, Jeremy Camp, RelientK, NewsBoys, Skillet, Todd Adnew, David Crowder Band, Hawk Nelson, Kutless, Family Force 5, KJ-52, Bluetree, Remedy Drive, Blue Eye Soul, Fire Flight and Toby Mac are just a handful among the entire range of artists and bands that have made headlines here in the past. The concert is just a tip of the iceberg, there is a lot more to the festival. KingsFest
has also been in the limelight for some of the most inspirational national speakers that it has introduced to its fans. Thus if you are looking forward to an entertainment packed event along with a bit of soul-searching then get your hands on KingsFest tickets
. What sets these speakers apart from others is the fact that they get the message across in a very non-preachy way so that everyone; from the youth to the adults and people from all walks of life can enjoy the discussion.
One of the motivational speakers elevating the spirits will be Justin Lookadoo who is known for his best seller, Dateable. He is one of those speakers that kids of all ages look up to and can relate to. The man has sold over two hundred and seventy-five thousand books and has conducted over three-thousand five-hundred presentations. He deals with student related issues; drugs, alcohol, bullies, test anxiety, relationships, youth violence etc. Other national speakers who will leave a lasting impact on the festival attendees are with their messages of spreading love and hope are Bob Lenz and David Nasser. In addition to this, the amusement park has introduced a variety of rides this year to double the fun; Flying Eagles, Blue Ridge Tollway, Wind Seeker, Intimidator 305 and Dominator. Moreover, there is KidZville, WaterWorks, Dinosaurs Alive and much more. So buy KingsFest tickets
and enjoy the Kings Dominion where every member of your family can make the most of it.
Famous music personality and producer Andy Rich was the main brain behind initiating this huge event, Rich is the president of recording label Initial Records. The festival regularly took place at different venues till 2003 mainly in Kentucky State, but now after a gap of some years it is all set to kick off again in 2011. The first annual event was a three day event which took place at the Louisville Brewery Thunderdome in Louisville Kentucky, tickets for all three days were sold out and some performing bands were Boy Sets Fire, Snapcase, Buried Alive, Converge, Shipping News, King For A Day and Elliott. The second installment of Kingsfest took place in 1999 at Riverfront Plaza in Kentucky with future rock stars like Jimmy Eat World along with The Get Up Kids, Saves The Day, Shipping News, Jejune and Sick of It All. Jimmy Eat World was relatively an underground band at the time of the event but their album Bleed American released in 2001 got them immense popularity, this album till date has sold 1500,000 copies.
In 2000, Kingsfest was again held at the Riverfront Plaza with headliner band being AFI, his band is termed as pioneer of gothic punk and apart from them some other names that participated were Saves The Day, Burn it Down, Boy Sets Fire, Skam Impaired, Grade and Buried Alive. The fourth year saw the biggest fan attendance at the Louisville Water Tower, the highlights of this event were an amazing performance by renowned mathcore band The Dellinger Escape Plan with vocals done by Sean Ingram along with the mainstream debut of Florida based alternative rock band Dashboard Confessional, this band later on become a platinum selling name. Famous bands like Hot Water Music, Elliott, Poison The Well, Bane, Boy Sets Fire and Avail were also part of the event.
The fifth and sixth installments of Kingsfest took place at the Louisville WaterFront Park, this park has an acre of 72-acre and is located in downtown Louisville near Ohio River. These two events saw yet another array of bands playing different genre of music, bands that participated in these two events were Planes Mistaken For Stars, Terror, Throwdown, The Blood Brothers, Bouncing Souls, The Reputation, Ultimate Fakebook, The Hope of Conspiracy, Sick of It All, Bane, Thursday, AFI, Tiger Army, Milemarker, Converge and The Glasspack. After 2003 the festival discontinued but in 2011 it has been revived again and this time the event will take place at Expo5 in Louisville.
Kingsfest is undoubtedly a big rock music event and like in the past the upcoming show will have some great bands. Till now some of the groups that have confirmed their participation are 7 Seconds, Fireworks, Hot Water Music, Lemuria, Moving Mountains, Pianos Become the Teeth, Hot Rod Circuit, Cave In, Strike Anywhere and This is Hell. Music fans of Louisville Kingsfest is an event that you mustn’t miss so grab your Kingsfest tickets only from us as we have the best deals for you!