Cantinas Foundation debuts dance troupe and song contest winner
The Cantinas Foundation, the Paso Robles faith-based nonprofit that produced the Cantinas Music Festival, will debut two of its newest Christian artist ventures at the California Mid-State Fair on July 21 and July 23, as part of its ongoing sponsorship with the Mid-State Fair.
On Monday, July 21, at 5:30 p.m., the new Cantinas Dance Project, a professional dance troupe recently formed by the Cantinas Foundation, will take to the Albertsons/Coca-Cola Headliner Stage. The troupe’s director, Bradley Rapier is also the founder of the Dance Project’s special guests, the Groovaloos a world-renowned hip hop performance group that has appeared on Dancing with the Stars, So you Think You Can Dance, The Ellen Show, Late Night Jimmy Fallon among other high profile shows.
The Cantinas Dance Project performance will showcase the talents of the troupe’s twelve professional dancers. Following its debut at the Mid-State Fair, the troupe will continue to travel for concerts, conferences and events throughout the year, while receiving training and spiritual development through theFoundation.
On Wednesday, July 23, at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Cantinas Foundation will present the debut performance of Ryan Kennedy, the winner of its national faith-based song search. Chosen from a pool of hundreds of contestants nationwide, Kennedy won an all-expense-paid trip to perform his winning song, “No Other King,” at the Mid-State Fair and will open for headlining band MercyMe at each of its free performances on the Frontier Stage.
Kennedy, a songwriter and worship leader from Houston, Texas, and the Director of Worship and Creative Arts at Northwest Bible Church in Spring, Texas, will also be awarded a $2,000 cash prize as part of his contest winnings and will get to record and release his “No Other King” single with the help of a leading Christian music producer and the Dream Label Group.