Rock on the Rock music festival set

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BELOIT - Everyone's invited to a free outdoor Christian music festival complete with sweet corn.

"It's a great family event," Overflowing Cup Coffee House Manager Virginia Zinke said.

The Rock on the Rock Christian music festival will be held from noon - 9 p.m. on Aug. 10 and from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Aug. 11 at the Harry C. Moore Pavilion in Riverside Park.

Zinke invites people to bring a lawn chair and enjoy the musical extravaganza. Free sweet corn and water will be available as well as food vendors selling everything from cheesecake on a stick to frozen bananas and freeze pops.

Games will be set up in the park and visitors can sit in the massage chair for a small donation.

Zinke said there's a little bit for everybody at the two-day festival.

Musician and headliner Mitch McVicker will speak about his friend, the late Rich Mullins, a famous Christian music artist, who passed away in a car crash. McVicker was in the same vehicle with Mullins during the crash and had to learn to sing again.

"He speaks throughout his set, sharing his music and message of God's protection over his life," Zinke said. "I am so excited to bring him to Beloit and share his music and message with everyone who comes."

The headliner act on Sunday will be Southern Exposure, a group playing southern Rock returning to the festival.

Zinke said lots of volunteers make the event possible. There are up to 20 on the planning committee alone in addition to the volunteers on site that day. All of the bands donate their time.

For more information on the bands and the Overflowing Cup visit the website at Zinke said the Overflowing Cup is more active than ever thanks to a new team of ministers with programming offered six days a week.

The band lineup is as follows on Aug. 10, 11 a.m. Bishop Brooks and the Shakin Revival; noon, Lisa Weyerhauser; 1 p.m., Elshaddai; 2 p.m. Matt Kolb; 3 p.m. Sacred Agent; 4 p.m. Chris Bell; 5 p.m. Cheryl McCrary; 6 p.m. Switchtrack Alley; 7 p.m. Seek His Face; and 8 p.m. In Service to His Highness.

The band lineup is as follows on Aug. 11, 10 a.m. Sunday morning worship; 11 a.m., Dave Ellington; noon, Andre Sullivan; 1 p.m. TC Boyd and DJ 3 Nails; 2 p.m., Redeemed; 3 p.m., Inner Ally; 4 p.m., Centrifugal Force; 5 p.m., Push Worship Band; and 6 p.m. Mitch McVicker.

The Overflowing Cup is open every night but Tuesday night. Each night programming begins at 7 p.m. On Wednesday night there is renewal with Larry Stultz, a recovery group called Renewal; Thursday night is Pastor Rick Hobson; Friday night is Single's Cafe by Zinke; Saturday, live music; and service on Sunday. Monday is Cup of Charis as well as from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday.

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