SonFest was a success

With clear skies, amazing bands, backyard games and thousands of participants, SonFest 2015 went off without a hitch!

Thanks to Assistant Director of Admissions Rachel Kuhn and Admissions Events Assistant Brooke Robinson, SonFest was a successful event for students and guests alike.

Kuhn said in an MVNU Press Release, “SonFest was phenomenal this year. Between the sunshine, Colton Dixon, Ride Nature, and over 2,300 in attendance, we really rocked it out.”

Even though MVNU experienced a power outage early that morning, MVNU and AEP staff were quick to find a solution and restore electricity to campus. (For more information about the power outage click here)

Opening the gates at noon on Saturday, Mount Vernon Nazarene University welcomed guests from all over the tri-state area.

“I come to hear the bands,” said Kaylie Hatzel, a high school senior from Ashland, Kentucky. “I really liked Colton Dixon and all of the outside games. There was more to do this year. Plus the weather was very nice!”

MVNU senior Miriam Hayslett said, “The weather was amazing, and the addition of Ride Nature and the merch tent made this year stand out among the rest.”

Students and adults worshipped and celebrated with Dove Award Winner Colton Dixon, Tripp Lee, Leeland, I Am They, Fever Fever, Ever Burning Bright, Take the Name, Populis, The Florals and Amena Brown.

Fans also welcomed Da Mac and Wyndsor back to the stage for another year.

“I love coming to SonFest,” Da Mac said. “The vibe is so much different. It's a college atmosphere, but there are so many people of all ages. It’s nice to also see familiar faces every year.”

MVNU alumnus Alec Barnhart of Wyndsor reminisced, “It's a strangely familiar feeling being back for SonFest as an alum. It's a slightly awkward feeling being back as well; a lot of our friends have graduated and gone, so it's a different atmosphere.”

With so many positive comments from current and prospective students as well as alumni and artists, Kuhn and Robinson are already gearing up for SonFest 2016.

“The feedback has been great, and we look forward to our 19th annual SonFest event in the fall of 2016,” Kuhn said.

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