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The former two-day, rural music festival took its first step as the kick-off event for Food For the Hungry with a morning worship service and a full day of music at the Schnormeier Event Center, Sunday.
David Ewart, Praisestock Leadership Team chair, said the collaboration with FFH represents more of a “next step” than a change.
“I feel like we’re going back to Praisestock’s roots as a community Christian festival,” Ewart said. “It seemed like the more we went with semi-pro and pro groups, people were more disconnected with a true worship experience. We’re very happy to be here in at the Schnormeier in a public venue.”
For the Praisestock leadership team, that meant shortening the festival by a day and partnering directly with a non-profit group. The morning and early afternoon bands were more traditional, with hard rock Christian groups playing in the evening.