Shannon Kendrick

Festival Emcee

Public speaker and specialist in government and community relations, Shannon Kendrick is the President of the Kendrick Consulting Group. Shannon has previously held senior executive roles in the federal government, economic development, international affairs, think tanks, and political action organizations. She is recognized nationally as MAVPAC's "Future 40." In Virginia, Shannon was Virginia Leadership Institute's Trailblazer, "Top 40 Under 40," and YWCA's Woman of Distinction.

Shannon earned her MBA from Regent University and Bachelor of Arts in Government and Law from Oral Roberts University. She is an ordained minister and an active member of her church. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, The Links, Incorporated, and the 20/20 Leaders of America Bipartisan Justice Center.

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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