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SoulFest is an annual Christian music festival held in New England, United States. It currently takes place at the Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford, New Hampshire and features three stages and over 80 artists and speakers. The dates of The Soulfest 2018 are August 2–4, 2018. Two out of the three main bands on the Revival Stage are TobyMac, and Skillet. More information on 2018 will be announced.
Soulfest has two major stages in the actual festival area. The biggest stage, the Revival Stage, hosts major name artists, such as Skillet, TobyMac, Third Day and Switchfoot, and houses well over ten thousand people on the surrounding grounds. The second biggest stage is Inside Out Stage, which has more rock-oriented artists, such as Kardia, The Chariot Collington and Flyleaf along with a number of bands geared towards worship including Jason Upton, and Gateway Worship.
Their other stages are Mercy Street and Mountain Top Stage. The Mercy Street stage is inside of a large ski lodge near the main entrance of Soulfest. Although it hosts mostly smaller acts that are lesser known, big name acts sometimes play shows at this venue, usually late at night, at events called "Late Night Performances".
The Mountain Top stage hosts mainly acoustic acts in the festival's most scenic venue. Artists perform on the front deck of a cabin that sits on top of one of Gunstock's mountains. Guests can choose to take the chairlift to the stage or walk the beautiful hike up to the top. At this stage, you can find artists like Maeve and Matt Maher, normally with just an acoustic guitar, but occasionally a piano or a small drum set will be played. Some main stage artist will even have special acoustic and/or solo concerts at this venue.
Soulfest was founded in 1998 by Dan Russell, President of NewSound Artist Management and NewSound International, who produces the annual event. The 3 day festival began at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, New Hampshire and changed locations in 2005 to Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford, NH where it currently resides.
- Drew Bartlett (July 10, 2013). "Soulfest 2013 All You Need to Know". Alt Rock Live. Retrieved May 25, 2014.