Virginia Beach– The 8th annual SonRise Music Festival, presented by Regent University’s Worship & Music Institute and SonRise Ministries is Coastal Virginia’s largest Christian music festival and is set to return to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront this September 22nd-24th at the 24th street stage. This family friendly event will present prominent National Christian artists- Tauren Wells, Jeremy Rosado and Kate Stanford along with a variety of local artists listed below:

The Regent University Singers, Virginia Commonwealth Choir (Black Awakening Choir), Dylan Westberg, Moses Snowman, Imani David, CXDIE, Ballet Virginia , Rock Out Dance Movement, Chaz Whitfield and The Worship Collective and Special Appearances: SOCKS (Save Our Community Kids) Youth, Tamra Andress and Ashley Smith of 13News Now. It will also feature impactful speakers Glenn Waldschlager, Mike Morisi, Codie Rogers aka “CXDIE” and other special guests.

Emceed by: Alfred & Cheri Garr, Glenn Waldschlager, Moses David aka “Snowman”

Festival attendees will also be able to participate in a myriad of creative and family oriented activities, such as volleyball on the beach, face painting, kids activities, contests and giveaways which will take place from the main stage. There will also be a variety of themed tents and vendors for festival attendees to explore/shop/browse.

Meet & Greet Saturday at 4:15pm and a ticket purchased in advance is required.

Gates open on Friday at 4:00pm and the Festival starts at 4:30pm. Gates open on Saturday at 3pm and the Festival starts at 3:30pm.

We close the festival with a Sunday Worship Service from 10am to 12pm.

The festival is presented by SonRise Ministries, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

General Admission tickets are required for admission for Saturday. Friday you will need a ticket as well.  Sign up for our eblasts through our website and follow us on Social Media Platforms.

*ADA reserved seating with advanced notification

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SonRise Family, There’s no easy way to say this. Due to the impending severe weather that is about to impact our region from future Tropical Storm Ophelia, including likely flooding, possible tornadoes, and more, we are heartbroken to share that despite exhausting all possible solutions, SonRise Music Festival 2023 has been canceled for the safety of our guests, volunteers, and artists. All tickets will be refunded in the coming days back to your original form of payment. We appreciate your patience as we navigate this process. Although devastated to share this news, we look forward to gathering together with you again soon. We love you SonRise family! Be on the lookout for news about upcoming events and more from SonRise before long!

We’re working on plans for a revamped and updated event in the future so be on the lookout for news about upcoming events and more from SonRise before long!

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