Danville, VA (September 3-5, 2021)

Twenty-six years after a group of Christians gathered and prayed for gospel artists to fill what is now Blue Ridge Amphitheater, the first annual Worship at the Mountain Music Festival came to fruition Labor Day weekend. Announced only two months prior, thousands turned up to worship with some of the biggest names in Christian music such as Chris Tomlin, MercyMe, Casting Crowns, Natalie Grant, Matthew West, Mac Powell, Kari Jobe & Cody Carnes, Bethel Music and Rend Collective. (The full lineup is given below.)

Check out the artists, the new venue, and the fans in the slideshow below by staff photographer Annette Holloway.

Full Lineup
Chris Tomlin
Casting Crowns

Kari Jobe with Cody Carnes
Natalie Grant
Matthew West
Bethel Music (2 nights)
Maverick City Music
Mac Powell
Rend Collective
Jordan Feliz
Mosaic MSC
Vertical Worship

Reach City Worship (2 days)
Waymaker Worship

Festival CEO Jonathan Slye became inspired after attending Camp Electric in Nashville, TN at age 15, and produced his first festival at 16. His story was featured on CNN, CBS news and local media outlets. “I started wrestling with my purpose and what God’s purpose was for my life. I felt like it was to use the power of music to impact people’s lives positively, and that became a driving force.” Nearly 1,000 shows later, Worship at the Mountain and two other massive festivals put on by Slye’s Purpose Driven Events are filling this property that was prayed over so many years ago.

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