The faithful flocked to Round Rock for a day filled with praise and music.
The first annual Spirit Fest brought in Grammy recording artists from around the country. Among the many national headliners, a few local bands also got a chance to lead the crowd.
Chris Chalman is the drummer for the band Price Hill. He recently left his corporate job to pursue music full time.
‘I have done everything from construction to couriers,’ Chalman said. ‘I felt God saying you need to trust me and jump into this all in, so I quit my job and I have been jobless for four or five months.’
Led by faith, he and thousands of others spent Sunday taking in the music.
‘People need to be uplifted. We need a positive word and this is a great way to get it while still having fun,’ Radio Host Martha Bowles
Local radio station Spirit 105.9 hosted the event. It promised to be the largest faith-based music festival in Central Texas history.
‘This is huge. I have never seen something this big as far as Christian music goes in the Austin area,’ Chalman said.
Organizers hope more events like this will give musicians like Chalman a chance continue doing what they love.
‘I think there is a great appetite for it and I think there is a great venue to participate in,” parent Carolyn Koehn said.