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Aug. 24: Cantinas Music Festival brings stars to town 

Cantinas Music Festival

Annual music festival brings stars to Paso

Featured artists include Grammy Award winning Michael W. Smith, Grammy-nominated Francesca Battistelli, American Idol’s Jason Castro and The Groovaloos.

Michael W. Smith

Michael W. Smith

The Cantinas Ranch Foundation will embark on its second annual Cantinas Music Festival at the Paso Robles Event Center on August 24, 2013, featuring three-time Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum selling artist Michael W. Smith and Grammy nominated vocalist Francesca Battistelli. General admission tickets for the event are available for $35 at www.CantinasMusicFestival.com.

Cantinas Ranch Foundation is a non-profit entity whose mission is to encourage talented Christian teen and college-level artists to promote healthy family values. Last year’s debut festival was a sold-out success drawing over 5,000 attendees to engage in a full day of festivities and entertainment by multi-platinum selling band MercyMe, Newsboys, Building 429 and breakout artist Kylie Rose.

Francesca Battistelli

Francesca Battistelli

“Knocking on heaven’s door once again on August 24, 2013, we hope you join us in seeking His presence and impacting families, future leaders, and the community, for the glory of God,” says Wendy Hughes, Co-Founder & executive director of the foundation.

The 2013 Cantinas Music Festival will kick off at 12 p.m. with its popular Village Festival featuring an array of options in interactive fun for the entire family. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to experience live entertainment from various community vendors as they meet local artists and enjoy arts and crafts, photo booths, food concessions and more. Opening the main stage show is American Idol finalist Jason Castro with headlining acts taking the main stage at 6 p.m. PT. National hip hop dance crew, The Groovaloos, will close the show.

To coincide with this year’s music festival, Cantinas Ranch Foundation will once again host its annual Worship Song Talent Contest. Finalists will be chosen to perform in front of a soon-to-be announced all-star panel of judges at the festival. In 2012, three frontrunners (out of thousands of submissions) were selected to take the stage before celebrity judges that included Today Show’s Kathie Lee Gifford, actress and former Full House star Candace Cameron Bure, and T.V./Feature Literary Agent Michael Van Dyck. The 2012 winner, Kyler Gentry, from Simi Valley, Calif., took home the grand prize of $2,000.

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