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Excitement Builds for AtlantaFest

Folks are taking to social media to express their anticipation for the Christian music festival, which lasts June 14-16 at Stone Mountain Park.

People planning to attend the Christian music festival AtlantaFest at are sharing their excitement on social media.

Some of the biggest names in contemporary Christian music as well as several inspirational speakers will be part of the festival, lasting June 14-16. Here is a complete Atlanta Fest schedule.

Are you planning to attend AtlantaFest? We'd like to hear from you! You can leave a comment at the end of this article, blog about the experience on this site, or upload your photos from the event to our neighborhood picture gallery (or do all three!).

Christian recording artists scheduled to attend include TobyMac; Jamie-Grace, whose father is the pastor of a Stone Mountain church, ; Jonny Diaz; Atlanta-based Casting Crowns; and Jeremy Camp, as well as several others.

Mark Richt, head coach of the UGA bulldogs, is among the scheduled speakers. Click here for a list of other Atlanta Fest speakers.

On the Atlanta Fest Facebook page, people wrote of their excitement to worship and travel to the park (some to Stone Mountain for the first time). On an Atlanta Fest group page, members left happy status updates about checking into the park's campground, and seeing their "Atlanta Fest family."

On Twitter, some of the festival's artists as well as attendees are tweeting about their plans.

Singer Jonny Diaz wrote on his Twitter page: "Libby and I are driving down to atl for a couple Braves / Yankees games. Then playing Atlanta fest on Thursday. Good times!"

For ticket information, visit www.atlantafest.com (Stone Mountain Park says "Mountain Members" get a discount of $10 off adult tickets. Click on the link to learn more.)

Pat Deas June 13, 2012 at 02:25 PM
I wonder why the Black artists' music isn't being played on THE FISH station, yet they're part of AtlantaFest this weekend. I listen to all types of Christian music/stations, and the only exception I've heard is Mandisa's music.
Leslie Johnson June 13, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Hi Pat! In addition to Mandisa, I've also heard them play Jamie-Grace, Nicole C. Mullen, and Mary Mary.

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