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Dates set for 2013 Sonshine Festival in WIllmar, Minn.

July 19, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Sonshine Festival just came to an end Saturday, but organizers have already set the dates for next year’s event.
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Organizers confident lower attendance at Sonshine was simply an aberration

July 15, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Sonshine, the four-day Christian music festival held annually on the grounds of the Willmar Civic Center, concluded Saturday, and by all estimates, attendance was down over year’s past.
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Video: Sonshine Music Festival – Saturday

July 15, 2012 in West Central Tribune

The Atlanta based band Casting Crowns performs Saturday night during the closing concert of the Sonshine Music Festival in Willmar, Minn. Continue Reading

Fans have their favorites, but Sonshine Festival lineup has a bit of something for everyone

July 13, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Artists are rocking the stages at Sonshine Festival. Setting the stage on fire and shooting fireworks into the sky, Christian rock band RED from Nashville set a high standard for artists with its pyrotechnic performance on Wednesday, the first night of the four-day Christian music festival. But, artists are keeping the audiences entertained. Continue Reading

Video: Sonshine Festival – Friday

July 13, 2012 in West Central Tribune

A wide variety of Christian music is performed Friday on the three stages at the Sonshine Music Festival held in Willmar, Minnesota Continue Reading

Volunteers at medical tent see their share of Sonshiners

July 12, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR From cuts and scrapes to minor head injuries and heat exhaustion, the volunteers at the Sonshine medical tent have treated as many as 800 people for various reasons during the four-day event each year. Continue Reading

Volunteers are glue that holds Sonshine together

July 12, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Whether they do it for cheaper tickets or for a sense of purpose, hundreds of people volunteer at Sonshine every year.
From the security to ticket sales to setting up the stage, almost everything at the four-day Christian music festival is done by the volunteers.
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Video: Sonshine Music Festival – Thursday

July 12, 2012 in West Central Tribune

The Christian rock music festival Sonshine continues Thursday at the Civic Center grounds in Willmar, Minnesota. Continue Reading

Chance of storms at Sonshine this weekend

July 12, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR There’s a chance of thunderstorms today, though severe weather is not expected in the Willmar area, where the Sonshine Christian music festival is running through Saturday night. Continue Reading

Sonshine festival in Willmar, Minn., officially begins

July 11, 2012 in West Central Tribune

After the first ever Sonshine Circus, We Are Leo took the main stage, the first act of this year’s Sonshine festival. Young people slowly began to congregate in front of the stage. Others sat further back on tarps and lawn chairs. The crowds thickened throughout the night for performances by The Lost Colors, Love Out Loud and Third Day.
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