Christian Music Festival Set For March 21 In Cocoa

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ABOVE VIDEO: Jason Anthony is a Christian inspirational speaker and chalk artist who travels nationally impacting audiences of all ages. Brevard County’s largest annual non-denominational Christian music festival kicks off at noon on Saturday, March 21 at Riverfront Park in Cocoa and will culminate at 9 p.m. after a full day of music and family-friendly activities.

Festival Will Feature Randy Stonehill, A Member of the Christian Music Hall of Fame

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Brevard County’s largest annual non-denominational Christian music festival kicks off at 12 noon on Saturday, March 21 at Riverfront Park in Cocoa, and will culminate at 9 p.m. after a full day of music and family-friendly activities.

Spring-Praise-Fest-180The ninth annual Spring Praise Fest will include five of Brevard’s top Christian music bands and feature Randy Stonehill, a member of the Christian Music Hall of Fame.

The singer/songwriter, with over 800 compositions and a Gospel Music Association “Dove Award” to his credit, is considered a pioneer of modern Christian music.

Randy Stonehill

Randy Stonehill

Trinity Fitness founder, Jason Anthony Palmisano, better known as “The Florida Chalk Guy,” will address the crowd while creating an inspirational chalk drawing.

Now in its ninth year, the family event features an entire day of music, food, and activities.

The public is invited to bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy the music of five Brevard contemporary praise bands scheduled to perform in the Riverfront Park amphitheater at 401 Riveredge Boulevard in Cocoa, 32922.

At 4 p.m., food trucks will arrive at the outdoor, contemporary Christian music festival and park adjacent to the amphitheater.

Brevard County’s largest annual non-denominational Christian music festival kicks off at Noon on Saturday, March 21 at Riverfront Park in Cocoa and will culminate at 9 p.m. after a full day of music and family-friendly activities. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Brevard County’s largest annual non-denominational Christian music festival kicks off at Noon on Saturday, March 21 at Riverfront Park in Cocoa and will culminate at 9 p.m. after a full day of music and family-friendly activities. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Onsite festival activities and attractions are all free of charge and include a water park, two bounce houses, face painting, assorted children’s crafts and games and a 24′ rock-climbing wall.

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For a small fee, attendees can also engage in bungee jumping.

Festival-goers are encouraged to bring a serviceable pair of shoes for donation to Brevard’s homeless, along with a new pair of socks.

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Moderately priced food and beverages items will be available for sale prior to the 4 p.m. arrival of the food trucks.

A complete list of bands and schedule of events can be found online at SpringPraiseFest.com or Facebook.com/SpringPraiseFest. For more information, call 321-960-1033.

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ABOVE MAP: Brevard County’s largest annual non-denominational Christian music festival kicks off at Noon on Saturday, March 21 at Riverfront Park in Cocoa and will culminate at 9 p.m. after a full day of music and family-friendly activities.

ABOUT RANDY STONEHILL

Randy Stonehill has been busy delivering heart driven, relevant Christian music for over 40 years.

He’s written over 800 songs on 27 releases and counting, and he’s responsible for some of the most authentic, influential Christian music ever written.

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Randy Stonehill

His recordings have inspired many Christian artists and he continues to write, record, and tour across the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe.

In November of 2010, Randy Stonehill was inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame. Randy Stonehill (born March 12, 1952) is an American singer/songwriter from Stockton, California, best known as one of the so-called “fathers of contemporary Christian music.”

His music is primarily folk rock in the style of James Taylor, but he has assayed other styles, with various albums focused on new wave, pop rock, roots rock, and children’s music.

His live concerts, more so than most of his albums, have a strong comedic element in the manic vein of the late Robin Williams.

ABOUT JASON ANTHONY PALMISANO

Jason Anthony Palmisano, a Connecticut native, moved to the Sunshine State with his family at an early age.

Jason Anthony Palmisano

Jason Anthony Palmisano

His love for sports began during childhood and flourished in high school, culminating in an football scholarship to the University of North Carolina and education at the University of Central Florida in Physical Education.

Jason solidified his faith in Jesus Christ and became involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

A talented artist and public speaker, Jason began reaching out to Florida’s Christian community, appearing at churches, festivals and faith gatherings, where he impressed audiences with spiritually themed chalk drawings.

Quickly, “Jason Anthony” earned a reputation as “The Florida Chalk Guy.”  In 2008, Jason and his wife, Wendy, co-founded Trinity Fitness Ministries, Inc., which seeks to combine physical growth with spiritual growth.

ABOVE VIDEO: Trinity Fitness founder, Jason Anthony Palmisano, better known as “The Florida Chalk Guy,” will address the crowd while creating an inspirational chalk drawing.

With six locations nationwide, Jason Palmisano is now focused on his duties as CEO of Trinity Fitness, although he continues to provide inspirational chalk drawings for the Christian community.

For more information on Trinity Fitness and Jason Anthony Palmisano, visit Trinity-Fitness.org


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