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UNITE At the Cross Christian Music Festival

July 16 @ 2:00 pm - July 17 @ 9:00 pm

The Bald Knob Cross of Peace in Alto Pass, Illinois will host the UNITE At the Cross Christian Music Festival on Saturday, July 16th and Sunday, July 17th. The event is being produced by Great Big Family Productions in partnership with Midwest Music Supply and sponsored by ChildFund. Tickets are on sale right now at www.uniteatthecross.com.

“It has always been the mission of the Bald Knob Cross of Peace to provide a place where people can unite to experience the presence of God. We are excited to host Unite at the Cross, a two-day music festival with some of the largest names in Contemporary Christian Music and Southern Gospel,” stated Jeffrey Isbell, Executive Director of Bald Knob Cross.

On Saturday, July 16th, We are Messengers will headline the day and be joined by viral sensation Katy Nichole, Apollo LTD, Coby James, Torey D’Shaun of St Louis, and Lee Marie of Herrin. The gates open at 2:00pm with music starting at 5:00pm.

On Sunday, July 17th, Grammy Award-winning Jason Crabb will headline the day and be joined by Kelly Crabb and the Bowling Sisters, Adam Crabb of the Gaither Vocal Band, the Down East Boys, and The Chandlers. The gates will open at 1:00pm with music starting at 3:00pm.

“A Christian Music Festival of this magnitude has never been held in Southern Illinois and we are excited to be hosting it at one of the world’s largest crosses. The response from the successful Sidewalk Prophets concert in 2021 was overwhelming and we know the region will once again unite at the Cross for this special two-day festival,” Isbell continued.

General Admission tickets are $25 per day with group pricing available. An exclusive VIP experience sponsored by is available for $99 per day and will feature a meet and greet and autograph session with the artists.

Food Trucks and Vendors will be on-site.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.uniteatthecross.com.


About Bald Knob Cross of Peace:      Bald Knob Cross of Peace is situated in the Shawnee National Forest near the small town of Alto Pass, Illinois, and towers above the landscape at over 111 feet and is visible for many miles. After the inaugural Easter Sunrise Service in 1937, construction of the Cross began in 1959 with completion in 1963. The Cross attracts over 30,000 visitors annually from across the world making it one of the most popular tourist attractions in the region. The site is managed by Bald Knob Cross of Peace, Inc, a 501(c)3 charitable organization.


About We are Messengers:        The acclaimed Irish American band We Are Messengers are a rag tag group of friends consisting of Darren Mulligan (lead vocals), Kyle Williams (guitar), Drew Kerxton (drums) and Raul Aguilar (bass) who still believe that it’s possible to change the world. The band identify with the hurting, the outsider and the underdog, and offer songs like an olive branch to society’s marginalized. They have captivated audiences across the world with a live show that is as gritty and rowdy as it is tender and connective. We Are Messengers’ blue-collar work ethic and unfiltered honesty are front and center on Power (Curb | Word Entertainment) – an album worthy of its name. Power is the band’s first full-length record since their critically acclaimed, self-titled debut. With nearly 100 million on-demand streams, and more than 1 billion radio impressions, the Dove-nominated and K-LOVE Fan Award-winning band boasts six Top 10 Billboard Christian Airplay hits, and three Top 5 singles, elevating the stakes for We Are Messengers’ sophomore effort.


About Jason Crabb:       In his career, Kentucky-born Jason Crabb has won a GRAMMY and 21 Dove Awards – being named the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards Artist and Male Vocalist of the Year along with Song of the Year. Crabb’s electrifying stage presence, powerhouse vocals and magnetic personality have endeared him to millions across the world – through extensive personal appearances, media coverage, and social media including over 20 million views on YouTube. Crabb has been featured and covered by many media outlets as well – including People Magazine, Fox News, Country Living, The Huffington Post, Billboard, USA Today, Entertainment Tonight, and Country Weekly, among others, and was named one of Nashville’s Most Beautiful People by Nashville Lifestyles Magazine. Crabb is also frequently seen on television hosting on TBN, appearing on awards shows and television specials for a variety of networks.



July 16 @ 2:00 pm
July 17 @ 9:00 pm


Bald Knob Cross
Alto Pass, IL 62905 United States + Google Map
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