Uprise Festival returns to Ship


The annual Uprise Festival, a Christian music event hosting more than 22 bands and activities for all ages, will blast off this year Sept. 20 and 21 at the Shippensburg Fairgrounds for its 10-year anniversary.

Among the 22 bands performing will be Skillet, Newsboys, Family Force 5, Tenth Avenue North and many more, according to uprisefest.com.

Also, guest speaker, Reggie Dabbs — who has dedicated his life to helping young teens — will be speaking at the event.

In addition to Dabbs, Jep and Jessica Robertson, from A&E’s “Duck Dynasty,” will be talking about their Christian faith, life and show.

But, this is not just a music festival or a chance to meet the stars from “Duck Dynasty” — this is a festival that allows those of all ages to come and enjoy themselves.

At the festival, there will be inflatables, a climbing wall, a skate park, zip-line. There will also be fireworks Saturday night in honor of Uprise’s 10-year anniversary — all of which is free with the purchase of an Uprise Festival ticket, according to publicopiniononline.com.

The Uprise Festival also gives new and future artists the ability to share and view some of the artwork on display at the Artesian Well Art Gallery—which is on its fifth annual display Sept. 21.

The Artesian Well contains artwork submitted by local artists, and is still accepting submissions. It also encourages artists to converse with others, all the while fostering creativity and community, according to publicopiniononline.com.

To purchase tickets for the festival, visit uprisefest.com. Tickets start at $38 for a single-day admission, $45 for full event general admission. A VIP deck pass is available for $50 per day, which is an addition to the $45 full event or $38 single day ticket.
For more information on the event, the band lineup and more visit uprisefest.com.

The festival does offer some opportunities for camping since there are no other lodgings available on the grounds. Attendees can also make reservations at local hotels.

To purchase tickets and see various packages, go to shopuprise.com.


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