Catholic Diocese of Orange Announces Lineup and Ticket Sales for Second Annual Christ Fest

Proceeds benefit philanthropist Sir Bruno Serato’s efforts to feed OC children.

Garden Grove, Calif. – July 21, 2017 – The Diocese of Orange today announced the lineup for its second annual signature music festival, Christ Fest. Building upon the success of last year’s event, which drew more than 10,000 Orange County locals, the Diocese of Orange once again invites the community to experience the music festival on September 9 at the iconic Christ Cathedral campus. In an effort to include the wider diocesan community, this year’s event adds Festival De Cristo, a Latin Christian music festival on the evening of September 8.

The main event will feature top Christian artists including Shane & Shane, Rush of Fools, Ike Ndolol, Las Siervas, Jimi Cravity, and Adam Bitter. Festival De Cristo’s performers include Mariachi Sol De Mexico, Son by Four, Barbara Padilla and mariachis, and Las Siervas.

“Given the resounding response from last year’s event, we are thrilled to bring back Christ Fest in 2017,” said Bishop Kevin Vann. “We are excited with this year’s lineup and the addition of Festival De Cristo, and welcome all to celebrate our faith through a day of music and fellowship.”

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the Christ Fest 2017 site. A portion of the proceeds from this year’s event will support CNN Hero, chef and owner of the White House Restaurant, and philanthropist Sir Bruno Serato’s efforts to feed thousands of children in Orange County every day through the Caterina’s Club from the kitchens of Christ Cathedral.

“We are so grateful for Sir Bruno Serato’s dedication to ensuring the children in our community don’t go to bed hungry,” said Bishop Vann. “We want him to continue to be able to feed 3,000 kids a day and are happy to be honoring and supporting him in this way.”

The ecumenical event brings the local and regional community together for a celebration of the Christian faith through diverse food, chart-topping musical artists and a beer garden featuring Orange County microbreweries.

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September 8, 2017

  • 6:30 p.m. – Mariachi Sol De Mexico
  • 6:30 p.m. – Mass in Arboretum on Christ Cathedral campus
  • 7:10 p.m. – Marian Procession to concert venue
  • 7:10 p.m. – Barbara Padilla and Mariachi Sol De Mexico
  • 7:35 – Barbara Padilla and Mariachi Sol De Mexico
  • 8:15 p.m. – Son by 4
  • 9:15 p.m. Siervas
  • 10 p.m. – Concert ends

September 9, 2017

  • 2 p.m. – Gates Open / Food/ Beer Gardens
  • 3 p.m. – Jimmy Cravity
  • 4 p.m. – Adam Bitter
  • 5 p.m. – Las Siervas
  • 6 p.m. – Ike Ndolo
  • 7 p.m. – Rush of Fools
  • 8 p.m. – Shane and Shane
  • 9 p.m. – Mac Powell from Third Day
  • 10 p.m. – Concert Ends

 About The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange is the growing Catholic community in Orange County, California on a journey of faith together. We are one of the most diverse Catholic communities in history, but we are united through our salvation in Christ, serving across languages and cultures, politics and lifestyles, to live out the Gospel and share the love of our Lord. Officially established in 1976, the Diocese of Orange’s history dates back to 1776 with the founding of Mission San Juan Capistrano, our diocese’s Historic Mother Church. Today, as it is home to more than 1.3 million faithful believers, the Diocese of Orange is the 12th largest and one of the fastest growing in the nation.