MOUNT VERNON — SonFest, Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s annual outdoor Christian music festival, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 1-9 p.m. in The Grove at the MVNU campus. Lecrae will headline the event with numerous other bands on two stages throughout the day.

The SonFest 2018 lineup will include: Lecrae, Family Force 5, Jackie Hill Perry and Damac.

Lecrae is a two-time Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist whose 2014 album, Anomaly, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200, Rap, Digital, Christian, Gospel and Independent charts. His seven studio albums and mixtapes have sold more than 1.9 million copies and he has co-headlined some of the best-selling tours in the U.S., according to Pollstar.

Lecrae’s call for redemption through positive change has placed him at the forefront of causes close to his heart. Referring to himself as a “social anthropologist,” Lecrae seeks the most authentic connection possible with fans around the world who embrace his music. Lecrae resides in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife and three children.

Tickets can be purchased online by visiting and searching for “SonFest 2018.” Tickets are also available at local retailers listed at

The all-day event will also include free outdoor activities, festival food, and giveaways. SonFest is held rain or shine. Artists and schedule are subject to change.

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