Editor’s note: This article was originally published October 20, 2013
Spirit Fest is back, serving up some of contemporary Christian music’s hottest acts.
The event, produced by radio station Spirit 105.9, takes place Nov. 2 at Dell Diamond in Round Rock. Tickets are on sale at spirit1059.com.
Acts confirmed so far include Casting Crowns, Tenth Avenue North, Brandon Heath, Mandisa and Leeland.
Spirit 105.9 has been on a roll lately. It’s one of the highest-rated contemporary Christian stations in the nation. In Austin, it ranked ninth in the latest Nielsen (formerly Arbitron) ratings, topping a number of well-known stations, including 590 KLBJ-AM, 90.5 KUT-FM and 102.3 KPEZ-FM.
Steve Sunshine and Amy Byrd, the station’s morning hosts, did even better, ranking fifth among listeners of all ages.
"We are very blessed with the continued growth of listeners to Spirit 105.9," general manager Tim McCoy said. "Our family friendly radio station gives listeners encouragement and a positive outlook on life."
Spirit FestWhen: Nov. 2Where: Dell DiamondCost: Starting at $25 for adults; free children’s ticket with a paying adultOn the Web: spirit1059.com