SoulFest Arrives at Gunstock

By AlpineZone News |
Aug 03 2005 - 03:04 PM

GILFORD, New Hampshire ??” SoulFest arrives at Gunstock today, New England’s largest Christian music and teaching festival is putting the finishing touches their annual event that begins this afternoon and runs through Sunday August 7th.

“The volunteers started arriving on Saturday”, says Greg Goddard, General Manager of Gunstock Mountain Resort. With over 300 volunteers, SoulFest begins on Wednesday, hosting over 100 recording artists on five separate stages, speakers and authors from around the world, and numerous activities that include extreme sports, mountain biking, horseback riding, nature walks, hiking, skateboarding, and summit high speed quad rides to the acoustic Gunstock Mountain Top stage, overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee. “We expect up to 5,000 campers to enjoy the music, and happenings in the Lakes Region this weekend”, says Greg. “Additionally, another 2,000 to 7,000 can be expected per day to enjoy the music, learning and fellowship.”

SoulFest, a five day music and teach festival, or it is a concert a day. Started nearly a decade ago, the Soul Festival was created to serve as a platform to bring people together from all walks of life for fellowship, encouragement and inspiration. As founder and producer Dan Russell says, “We need a revolution, and not one of words, guns, rhetoric, and self serving agendas. We need a revolution of compassion in action. SoulFest will inspire you to live from the inside out, soul-connected. This revolution inspires charity to begin in the home and matures our faith into a real understanding of what it means to love one another, both locally and globally. We need a new world vision, and we need to be living this revolution, daily.”

This is the first year for SoulFest at Gunstock, and its 2400 acres in the Lakes Region provided the space to grow. SoulFest guests will enjoy some of the biggest name in Christian music, with headliners such as Michael W. Smith, Jars of Clay, Third Day, Steven Curtis Chapman, Audio Adrenaline, Rebecca St. James, John Rueben, Pillar and Jeremy Camp. For information on attending SoulFest, visit