Get set for an amazing weekend jam-packed with concerts from Christian music’s most exciting performers. Friday night kicks things off with soul-stirring praise and worship music. And Saturday keeps the beat going strong with rock and hip-hop artists.

Throughout both nights, experience the FanZone with more live music, band autograph session, & more!

And don’t miss Saturday night’s moving Candlelighting Ceremony, an inspirational message, and more. The weekend ends with the emotional Sunday Morning Worship Service.

 

Rock The Universe 2014 Lineup

Friday, September 5 • 4PM-1AM
Third Day
Newsboys
Jeremy Camp
Kari Jobe
Soulfire Revolution
Rend Collective
About A Mile
Veridia
Saturday, September 6 • 4PM-1AM
Switchfoot
tobyMac
Lecrae
Red
Family Force Five
Andy Mineo
Tedashii
Love And The Outcome

FanZone
Rapture Ruckus
Manafest
7eventh Time Down
All Things New

Third Day
During nearly two decades in the spotlight, the members of Third Day have seen the power of music to impact lives many times over—and they testify to that power on their 12th album, Miracle. Faith, passion and rock ‘n roll swagger coalesce into a simmering brew of potent rock anthems infused with the life-affirming lyrics that have always been the bedrock of the band’s music.

Newsboys
What does over 25 years of touring and recording look like? Besides four Grammy® nominations, countless Dove awards, and a pile of other industry accolades? It looks like Newsboys, still putting on one of the most entertaining live shows and releasing music that continues to push the boundaries with their latest album, Restart. Reinvigorated with new lead singer Michael Tait (dc Talk), Newsboys continues to lead Christian rock into a new decade.

Jeremy Camp
Jeremy Camp’s music was born out of a heart that’s been broken and a faith that’s been tested. Yet, despite all this he has walked through—or maybe because of it—he’s compelled to praise the God who has proven Himself faithful through it all. With a mix of heavy guitar, hook-laden chorus, and spiritually proving lyrics, Jeremy Camp grows more and more impressive with each release, garnering almost 20 Dove Award nominations and three wins over almost a decade of recording.

Kari Jobe
Kari Jobe quickly became established as one of the industry’s premier worship leaders with her Dove Award-winning, self-titled debut. Then her highly anticipated follow-up album, Where I Find You, earned her first Grammy® nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album. But through all the accolades, her heart and music remains focused on enjoying the beauty of God’s presence, praising him with your whole heart and letting your light shine in a world that needs to experience the true grace and hope found only in Jesus.

Soulfire Revolution
Soulfire Revolution was born by family and friends out of a mutual love of music that points people toward the one true Hope. Their debut album, Revival, was recorded in English, Spanish and Portuguese—and is only the beginning of what will continue to be a busy season for Soulfire Revolution as they look forward to partnering with other artists in sharing a message across many languages of the salvation and hope that comes in a thriving relationship with Jesus.

Rend Collective
From the bewildering array of children’s toys and whimsical, handmade oddities they call instruments, to the wonderfully impractical scheme of recording a live album on the beach around a campfire, this fascinating worship community have always pursued the colorful and unexpected. Their rootsy, indie-folk style matched with their profound, yet simple message of “worship and community re-imagined” resonates with a generation seeking a fresh expression of faith and belonging.

About A Mile
Sometimes the most accomplished artistry is birthed out of the most trying adversity, which coupled with the chemistry that comes from the bond of brotherhood, puts Word Records newcomers About A Mile well beyond their years. With its unwavering commitment to faith no matter how severe the trial, it’s no surprise the group named itself About A Mile, boldly referencing the suffering then triumph of a crucified and risen Christ.

Veridia
Veridia is a dynamic alternative rock band that will dramatically take your heart, soul, and senses to a place of raw honesty and authenticity through the audible, visual, and theatrical experience their music and lyrics create.

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Switchfoot
On the lead single from their ninth studio album, Fading West, Grammy® award-winning alt-rock band Switchfoot looks back to a time when they’d just begun to push toward their dreams of bringing their music to the world. From choir-like backing vocals from the band members’ children to their hallmark blend of edgy atmospherics and bright, breezy melodies, Fading West embodies both a sweetly youthful spirit and the hard-won, highly impassioned joy that comes from triumphing through 17 years as a band.

tobyMac
With 11 million albums sold and five Grammy® awards with his name on them, tobyMac isn’t interested in one second for resting—he wants to start a revolution. He sees the power of music to eradicate racial lines and draw people together. But it’s not his impressive sales heights or countless awards that drive his unique mash-up of hip-hop, rock, reggae, and pop. It’s an unwavering quest to make songs that connect and inspire all who hear them—and to rock the house every time he takes the stage.

Lecrae
As popular culture increasingly waves the banner of hedonism, the odds of a rapper who speaks of monogamy, contentment, and faith making his mark in mainstream hip-hop seem slim. Yet, with several notable media appearances, chart-topping albums, along with a critically acclaimed mixtape and Grammy® award to his credit, Lecrae has found himself on that narrow road while remaining true to his background and his worldview.

Red
Essential Records’ two-time Grammy-nominated hard rock outfit RED packs a potent sonic punch on its third project, Until We Have Faces, a record that leaps out of the speakers with a ferocity and complexity reflecting the band’s growth and intensity. Since the emergence of the band’s debut, RED has delivered two Top Ten Active Rock, three Top Ten Mainstream Rock singles and nine consecutive No. 1 hits on Christian radio while touring almost non-stop.

Family Force Five
Mix a handful of thunderous beats and a dash of dirty South swagger in a bucket filled with Southern-fried, greasy guitar. Then roast the ingredients all day in the sweltering Georgia heat, pepper with good-time lyrics, and enjoy the spicy southern rock jambalaya of Family Force 5. Since 2005, the genre-obliterating Atlanta quintet has been setting audiences’ feet alight with their incendiary dance-rock anthems, refusing to let fans keep their kicks still.

Andy Mineo
Whether he’s on stage bringing an audience to its feet with his riveting performance or off stage fielding interview questions with a potent combination of intellect and wit, it’s obvious Andy Mineo is a born communicator and hip hop music is his instrument for reaching the masses. Now with two major label releases under his belt, a new inner-city church plant up and running, he’s ready to tackle whatever else God has in store for him.

Tedashii
With his second full album, Identity Crisis, Tedashii shared his past identity struggles, the fountain of his new identity, and challenged listeners to find theirs in Christ alone. His sophomore release charted No. 2 on the Gospel Billboard chart and No. 9 on the Christian Billboard chart, solidifying the appeal of a unique artist who is unashamedly Christian and soulfully hip-hop.

Love And The Outcome
The husband-wife duo Love & The Outcome have packed their debut album with songs that speak to the faith journey they’ve braved since selling their condo in 2010 and taking to the road in pursuit of their musical vision. So, what happens when your craziest dreams come true, you get signed, and are invited to share your music on a larger platform in a new country? That’s easy: Dream some more. Pass it on. And put the spotlight where it belongs—on Jesus.

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Hear even more great music in the FanZone Friday & Saturday
Band autograph sessions
Coca-Cola® Karaoke
And More

Rapture Ruckus
Rapture Ruckus hit the scene in 2002 at New Zealand’s Parachute Festival, one of the largest music festivals in the Southern Hemisphere, breaking the event’s record for highest-selling new act. But it wasn’t until 2010 that their unique blend of rap, rock, and hip-hop hit the US. Since then, they’ve toured in support of bands throughout North America, Europe, Africa and Asia, including the Newsboys in 2014.

Manafest
Since 2001, Manafest has battled his way into the business—playing over a thousand shows in nine countries, winning an armload of industry awards, and gaining recent victories like his first No. 1 hit, “Bring the Ruckus.” 2010’s The Chase blew up in Japan, quadrupling sales of previous efforts, but it was 2012’s Fighter that was the real knockout. With great hope, the starting title track crunches down hard on life’s oppression while Manafest retells his story to encourage others going through their own hard times.

7eventh Time Down
Whether it’s through a hook-laden radio single, a state-spanning tour or their work with CURE International, 7eventh Time Down desires to carry the banner that the God they serve is bigger than any circumstance, any hurt or any music career. Lead singer Mikey Howard aptly sums up the heart of their message as a band: “We just want to gently remind people that no matter what kind of junk you’re carrying around, Jesus is enough.”

All Things New
On the surface, All Things New are young, easygoing, and stylish. But dig a little deeper and you’ll find Godly men who know too much, too soon, about broken homes, broken faith and broken hearts. Although the members of this worshipful, contemporary, and often folksy Florida quartet could talk about their childhood like it was yesterday, the songs they write and sing on their self-titled debut album already contain the clarity of a hard-won life lesson: things break apart in this world, but God restores them.

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Rock the Universe is a separately ticketed special event. Event held rain or shine. No rain checks, refunds or returns. Dates, times, entertainment, attractions and prices subject to change without notice. Parking fees are not included. Additional restrictions may apply.

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