By Kirsten Bilger
Family Force 5 at Uprise
Photo by Kirsten Bilger
Shippensburg welcomed Uprise Festival once again Friday, Sept. 16 and Saturday, Sept. 17. The festival brings together Christian bands and speakers at Shippensburg fair grounds to rock out for the weekend. Bands performed Friday evening and continued Saturday morning until late Saturday night. Featured this year included Matthew West, Disciple, Family Force 5, Crowder, and Skillet.
Festival goers were permitted to bring their campers or tents to stay Friday night until Saturday evening. While there was no access to sewer hook ups or electricity, for those who come from hours away, camping was the perfect solution. Those attending for just one a day brough chairs, food and drinks and settled in to kick back, relax, and enjoy the music.
Uprise welcomes everyone. Attendees do not have to be religious participate in the event and enjoy the festivities. There were plenty of food options, a place for merchandise, many activities, and three stages for bands and speakers. It was a packed event, but there was room for more! Paying a little extra for a VIP pass ensured a place in front of the stage.
Anyone who enjoys going to concerts or enjoys listening to inspiring speakers might think about attending the Uprise Festival one year. There are many new bands to discover and well-known favorites.