The 6th annual SonRise Music Festival was held at the Virginia Beach oceanfront September 13 – 15, 2019, featuring prominent national artists and a variety of local talent. Christian pop singer Colton Dixon, who finished 7th on American Idol season 11, headlined the first night. Friday also featured Christian rock band, Disciple, who performed new songs from Love Letter Kill Shot on what was their album release day. Legin, who is an inspirational hip-hop and spoken word artist, connected with the audience through both his music and teaching.

With numerous top 10 radio singles, YouTube sensation Anthem Lights headlined Saturday night bringing a variety of original songs, covers and medleys spanning many music genres. Sanctus Real featured tunes from their new album “Unstoppable God,” performed hit song “Lead Me,” and much more. A vital part of Passion Music, Sean Curran inspired all with beautiful songs from his new solo EP, “Bigger Than I Thought.” In addition, one of the crowd favorites, Christian hip-hop artist Jermaine LeMor (FKA Sinai), performed “And 1” and “On My Way.”

Enjoy this gallery from SonRise Music Festival 2019 by CCM Magazine’s Annette Holloway Photography.



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Annette Holloway
Staff Photographer

Annette Holloway is a music, portrait, sports and event photographer who has been contributing to CCM Magazine since 2016. Live concert photography and band/artist photoshoots occupy much of her time.  Her work has been published on numerous media outlets including Getty Images, Loudwire, Fox News, Rapzilla, Jam the Hype, ICON Sportswire,, Heaven’s Metal Magazine, and many more. She has also photographed the GMA Dove Awards and numerous concerts and festivals. Before diving into photography full time, she was a webmaster, church youth leader, robotics mentor, and NASA software engineer.  For more information about her photography, visit

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