SoulFest Loves Moms

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This Mother’s Day weekend, we’re sharing stories from the mothers who have attended, shaped, and influenced SoulFest. For all the music and concerts we bring to New England, moms are the real rockstars.

SoulFest Attendee

”As a mom who loves to worship, I was excited to hear about Soulfest 21 years ago. After our first Soulfest, we were hooked!  Every year since, we have set that time aside to go to Soulfest to do what we were created to do….worship our Creator. It was important to me that my children and grandchildren have a place to worship God in freedom with others outside of the four walls of church.  Our 2 youngest children, Abbie and Andrew (who were 5 and 6 when they first attended SF, would always bring a friend with them and sometimes, we were blessed to bring our grandchildren.  

Little did we know that Soulfest 2006 would be Andrew’s last year for Soulfest as he passed  away the following spring.  We were blessed to find Andrew’s Soulfest pledge that he signed that year and was able to display it at the cross where we got to share Andrew’s story to others.  Andrew has continued to be involved with Soulfest through the Foundation established in his memory.  Our daughter, Abbie, later moved to Kansas City where she is a part of a 24/7 prayer and worship ministry.  We have been blessed to bring not only our own children and grandchildren to Soulfest for the past 21 years, but also other children.  I have felt like a “mother hen” to many which has been the greatest call on my life——Mom/Meemaw.  And my greatest joy has been to watch these young ones worshiping Jesus in total abandonment.  It just seems to make everything in my world right.”


SoulFest Attendee

"The Soulfest festival has been a summer staple for me and my family for the past 14 years! And something we all look forward too every year. It is amazing to think of all the memories surrounding our time on the mountain, breaking away from the everyday, the tech, the busyness, to be there enjoying God’s creation and worshiping Him together. Seeing my toddlers dancing in the grass, playing on the blankets, listening to the music under the stars. Now to see the excitement of my teenagers getting to see their favorite musician, meeting up with friends, sitting out by the campfire. It is a blessing that we have this time to look forward to each year."


SoulFest Graphic Designer

"I've been a part of the SoulFest staff as a graphic designer since the Spring of 2012, and have since helped put on the last 7 SoulFests, with the last two SoulFests being a mom. One of the greatest blessings about being a part of the SoulFest staff is how family-centered it is. Once we are onsite in preparation and running of the festival, it is quite intense and very busy for staff, it's long days with a constant push and need to be flexible. But in the midst of all the rush of putting on SoulFest, there is the overarching atmosphere of family, which made having my daughter onsite with me not only a possibility but a welcomed option. It enabled me to still get to help put on New England's premier Christian music festival, but with my daughter by my side. There were definitely moments of craziness, haha, when I would be needing to get a design project done and submitted asap but then have a tired and hot toddler eager to want to escape the hustle of the office and run around. But there was always such grace from everyone for me to be able to stop for a few moments to take care of her - I never felt pressure to have to choose work over taking care of my daughter - and I'm so grateful for that. Plus, we were surrounded by an amazing group of hard working people that were always more than willing to entertain her for me while I finished up a project, she is pretty darn cute after all and who could resist that ;) I'm so very thankful for the SoulFest family that really does live out love in action so well."


Mother of Dan Russell, Producer of SoulFest

”On so many occasions my mom admonished me and encouraged me to shape SoulFest the way it has been shaped. Many SoulFest staff and volunteers as well as artists and speakers grew to know and love my mom. She reflected God’s unconditional love to me.  I will forever draw from the experiences and beautiful wisdom of my mother.” - Dan Russell


Are you a mother who has been impacted by SoulFest one way or another? We’d love to hear your story. Send us an email with the subject line “My SoulFest Story” to

Win 2 Tickets and Meet & Greet for Chris Tomlin


Visit our Facebook Events for the upcoming Chris Tomlin: Holy Roar Tour for a chance to win (2) tickets and (2) meet & greet passes with Chris Tomlin! Enter for a show near you:

3/28 Amherst, MA - Mullins Center - BUY TICKETS
3/29 Portland, ME - Cross Insurance Arena - BUY TICKETS
3/30 Lowell, MA - Tsongas Center - BUY TICKETS

Chris Tomlin: Holy Roar Tour Tickets Now on Sale

JUST ANNOUNCED! Chris Tomlin to bring the Holy Roar Tour to New England.

Featuring special guests 4x Dove Award winning artist Tauren Wells, Pat Barrett, Nicole Serrano, and Darren Whitehead.

March 28 – Mullins Center • Amherst, MA

March 29 – Cross Insurance Arena • Portland, ME

March 30 – Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell • Lowell, MA



Chris Tomlin is among the most well-known and influential artists in contemporary Christian music. Referred to by TIME Magazine as “the most often sung artist anywhere.” Selling over 8 million albums, Tomlin has 16 No. 1 radio singles, and the Grammy® winner’s list of music awards include an American Music Award, 3 Billboard Music Awards, 21 Dove Awards, a BMI Songwriter of the Year Award and more.

Tomlin consistently has several songs in the top 20 of the Top 100 CCLI songs. BMI and GMA Dove Awards’ 2014 Songwriter of the Year, Tomlin’s “How Great Is Our God” was his first No. 1 on the CCLI Top 25, becoming one of the fasting rising modern day hymns in CCLI chart history. Tomlin made history as his No. 1 single “Jesus Messiah” (Hello Love) garnered 97 adds at radio, making it the biggest ever add date in Christian radio history, and recently tied the record for most top tens in the history of Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs chart as “At the Cross” (Love Ran Red) broke into the top ten.

In the midst of his record-breaking success, Tomlin continues touring and leading at Passion Conference gatherings across the US and worldwide, including his recent Worship Night In America events, which sold out NYC’s Madison Square Garden, Denver’s Red Rock’s and Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena. Burning Lightsdebuted at No. 1 atop the Billboard 200 in January 2013, making history as only the fourth Christian music album to do so. Honored last fall as the fourth recipient of the SoundExchange Digital Radio Award, recognizing more than 1 billion digital radio plays, Tomlin’s latest album Never Lose Sight and debut children’s book Good Good Father are available now. READ MORE

Casting Crowns in New England


As multi-platinum selling and GRAMMY® winning group Casting Crowns prepares for this week’s release of a brand new studio album, Only Jesus (Nov. 16), the group announces the Only Jesus Tour, a 37-city spring arena tour run featuring fellow Grammy winner Zach Williams and Austin French. The tour kicks off Feb. 21, in Richmond, Va., and travels to major markets in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maine, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, Georgia, Florida and more before wrapping up on May 4, in College Station, Texas.

Presented by Compassion International, the Only Jesus Tour will support Casting Crowns’ brand new studio album, Only Jesus, releasing this Friday. Over the past few weeks leading up to the street date, the band has released six of the album’s tracks early, including the title cut and first radio single, “Only Jesus,” which is one of the fastest charting songs of 2018 and already a Top 10 smash. “Only Jesus” gives Casting Crowns their 26th Top 10 song on the Hot Christian Songs chart, the most by any group.

With more than 11 million records sold, Casting Crowns has held the position of Billboard’s top-selling act in Christian music since 2007. The band continues to impact audiences with their powerful live shows, having performed for nearly seven million fans and has crossed over a milestone of more than 100,000 child sponsorships generated through Casting Crowns’ concerts. For more information on the Only Jesus Tour, visit

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Join us for a concert near you:
2/23 – MassMutual Center – Springfield, MA • TICKETS • RSVP
2/24 – Cross Insurance Center – Bangor, ME • TICKETS • RSVP
2/26 – Lowell Memorial Auditorium – Lowell, MA • TICKETS • RSVP