More than 50 artists will perform this year at Bash on the Farm, on June 20-21 at Heritage Park in Forest City, Iowa. The festival will feature 3 stages of Christian music from a variety of genres throughout the weekend. Friday night will be co-headlined by Rock band 7eventh Time Down and Pop/Rock band Manic Drive. Singer/Songwriter Todd Agnew will headline Saturday night. The festival will run from approximately 1pm to 11pm on Friday, and 10am to 10pm on Saturday.
Back by popular demand, Contemporary Christian and Southern Gospel music will be featured on the Yard stage throughout the weekend.
Co-headlining Friday evening, Manic Drive is widely known as a Canadian band who fans say, always delivers a great show. Over the past few years and project releases, they have added to their extensive touring of Canadian and US markets multiple Billboard Top 10 & 20 singles on CHR & Christian Rock Radio. Their previous three albums (Blue, Reason for Motion, and Reset & Rewind) have revealed their creative growth and personal development as well as laid the foundation on many levels for this new event called EPIC.
Also co-headlining Friday evening, 7eventh Time Down uses every song as an opportunity for ministry. The band has toured with a long list of impressive artists, including Newsboys, for King & Country, KJ-52, Manafest, Fireflight and Stellar Kart, among others, and was recently a featured artist on Air 1ʼs popular “Club Awesome Tour.” Logging nearly 100 shows a year, the band members are true road warriors, carrying full production for their live shows since their earliest days together.
Saturday’s headliner, Todd Agnew, will appeal to those who love to rock and worship. Agnew’s best-known song is a version of the hymn “Amazing Grace” called “Grace Like Rain” that was featured on his first album, Grace Like Rain, released in June 2003. Since then, Agnew has release five label albums. 2005′s “Reflection of Something” introduced the popular songs “My Jesus” and “Unchanging One”, which are often featured on Contemporary Christian radio stations. In late 2006, after the two highly acclaimed studio projects, he wrote a retelling of the Christmas story on his album entitled “Do You See What I See?”. His fourth studio project, “Better Questions”, was released in 2007 and featured the hit single “Our Great God” (a duet featuring CCM artist Rebecca St. James). Todd Agnew’s powerful new album, How To Be Loved, is a revelation of sorts. It reveals what happens when an artist who always writes solo decides to co-write with a handful of gifted, imaginative colleagues. It reveals what happens when he’s vulnerable enough to share his song ideas early in the process instead of holding them close until recording day. But most of all, it reveals what happens when a man gets his fundamental understanding of the way we relate to God rocked to the core.
More bands will be announced closer to the event. To keep up to date, organizers say to check out the website and Facebook page.
Camping will be available throughout the weekend with both tent and electric RV sites available. Camping registration for the weekend will be $25 for a tent site, $40 for an electric site. Pre-registration is not available. To find out more about camping sites, organizers say to visit www.bashonthefarm.com for more camping details.
Bash on the Farm is a family-friendly Christian music festival that has been held annually since 2001. In 2013, Bash on the Farm drew approximately 3,200 people during its second year in Forest City, Iowa. The festival was held in Garner, Iowa from 2001 through 2011. About 250 people attended during its first year. 2014 year will mark the 14th year of the festival and attendance is expected to continue the upward trend.
Bash on the Farm is produced by Do Right Inc., and made possible through the support of many sponsors, donors and volunteers. Do Right Inc. is a charitable non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Do Right Inc. helps produce Christian events as well as provide event production services for individuals, churches and other Christian organizations. Funding for Bash on the Farm is generated through business sponsors, foundations, individual donations, and churches.