Lifelight announces ‘City Fest’ location

I was glad to see Cory commenting on the upcoming festival in Sioux Falls, and I would like to add to his comments on the two day concert event;

From thousands of campers and an average 130,000 concertgoers at the rural Worthing concert site to a mere 18,000 tickets at the Sioux Falls stadium? Wow—better start praying for tickets!

Cory points out the one thing I have been puzzled about. How do take an event that has garnered this many people in the past and reduce them to Canaries stadium? Could it be that maybe the numbers will be more controlled as to who can attend, and done on purpose? Not sure, you would have to ask Alan Greene.

I do know that the rural location has caused some headaches with the organizers. Rain has always been an issue causing a muddy mess sometimes at the festival. I have also heard rumors that the campground has become a ‘playground’ for ‘some’ teenagers that are not really there to spread the word of Christ, so to speak. Not sure if that was a contributing factor or not, but it seems Lifelight is looking to reign in some of those logistical problems. Good for them.

While I may not attend or endorse these kind of gatherings personally, I do applaud them for bringing the festival back to the city (for economic reasons). And when it comes to more free concert events in SF, such as JazzFest, I say AMEN to that.



3 comments ↓

#1 Jim Baker on 04.12.17 at 11:38 pm

Having watched the press conference I have to laugh at the number of times the word nonprofit was thrown around. What do you want to bet that frosted tips Alan Greene is quite wealthy from all the “ministering” he does. Have to laugh they needed the director of parks and police chief there too. It will be interesting to see what kind of freebies the City gives this “ministry” and it’s event.

#2 The D@ily Spin on 04.13.17 at 7:41 am

Canaries stadium is still outside and rain is a factor. This is a free event. Taxpayers will foot the bill for setup and cleanup. This crowd doesn’t stay in hotels. There’s gonna be pup tents up and down Russell. It’s a tame crowd but there must still be major police presence. There’s reasons this event got relocated to Worthington. Reasons that they shouldn’t be welcomed back.

#3 The D@ily Spin on 04.13.17 at 7:43 am

Stick with bull riders and James Taylor. Sell the Canaries to Watertown.

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