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40 Christian bands to make a joyful noise at Fandana Music & Arts Festival this weekend at Huntington U

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Here are some of the bands performing at the Fandana Music & Arts Festival this weekend at Huntington University in Huntington. For a full schedule, go to


•Noon: Festival opens
•5:15-5:45 p.m.: Sevenglory, Orange Stage
•6:45-7:45 p.m.: Matt Maher, Red Stage
•8:30-9:15 p.m.: Rapture Ruckus, Red Stage
•9-9:40 p.m.: Denison Witmer, Orange Stage
•9:45-11 p.m.: Love and Death, Red Stage


•7:45 a.m.: Festival opens
•1:45-2:15 p.m.: Beyond Doubt, Orange Stage
•3-3:30 p.m.: Samantha Crawford, Green Stage
•3:30-4 p.m.: Mike Mains & The Branches, Red Stage
•4:15-4:45 p.m.: Jetty Rae, Red Stage
•4:45-5:15 p.m.: Attaboy, Orange Stage
•6:20-7:20 p.m.: David Dean, comedian, Orange Stage
•7:30-8:15 p.m.: Matt Maher, Red Stage
•7:30-8:10 p.m.: George Moss, Orange Stage
•8:45-9:15 p.m.: Lucid, Green Stage
•9:30-10:45 p.m.: Needtobreathe, Red Stage
•11-11:55 p.m.: Fandana Dance Party, Orange Stage


•11-12:05 p.m.: Free community worship service, Orange Stage

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 12:01 am

They'll be praising God while really rocking this weekend at the Fandana Music & Arts Festival, one of the area's biggest Christian music events.

Held at Huntington University in Huntington, the festival will feature about 40 bands — including headliner Needtobreathe — three music stages, comedians, inflatable games for children, a film festival, food and more.

The fun runs from noon Friday through noon Sunday, but most activities take place Friday and Saturday.

General admission tickets are $56, adult full event pass; $35, adult Friday-only pass or adult Saturday-only pass; $10, junior full event pass for ages 6-10; and free, ages 5 and younger. For more on tickets and pricing, including VIP options for artist meet-and-greets and more, go to

The film festival will run throughout the day from noon Friday through early evening Saturday in the Blue Theater. For a list of films, their showtimes and plot summaries, go to

The university also will offer two lodging options for those who want to stay on campus for the entire event — camping or staying in a dorm room. For details, go to