First-ever Elevation Festival begins Saturday with music, extreme sports |

First-ever Elevation Festival begins Saturday with music, extreme sports

Elevation Festival 2018 in Kremmling will be headlined by Canadian Christian rock band Hawk Nelson.
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KREMMLING — This weekend the town of Kremmling will play host to a new free summer music festival celebrating God and the Christian faith with a message of unity for the houses of worship across western Grand County.

The Elevation Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday at West Grand High School, featuring four different bands, including festival headliners Hawk Nelson, as well as unique performances by testimonial outreach group Real Encounter Bikers and featured guest speaker Crystal Woodman Miller, a survivor of the Columbine High School shooting that took place in the late 1990s in Littleton.

The festival action kicks off Saturday afternoon with a performance by Blue River Band at 1 p.m. followed by music from Confluence Band at 2 p.m. At 4 p.m. the riders from Real Encounter Bikers will put on a show with their street bike and BMX bike stunt teams. At 5 p.m. the Confluence Band will take the stage once again for another hour-long performance. At 6 p.m. The Kinds Loyal Band will take the lead at Elevation Festival leading into the headline performance by Canadian Christian rock band Hawk Nelson.

The festivities will continue on Sunday with an opening performance by The Kinds Loyal Band that will lead into the speaking presentation of Woodman Miller at 10:30 a.m. The Elevation Festival will wrap up with free barbecue being served up starting at 11 a.m. Also on tap for the weekend event will be a K9 demonstration by deputies from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office.

Event organizers are expecting a large turnout for the first annual event with upwards of 2,000 individuals anticipated to attend. Performances for the event will be held on a professional sound stage in the parking lot in front of the high school. Parking for Elevation Festival will be located behind the school, in Smokey’s Estates and in the parking lot by Mad Adventures.

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