Creation Festival makes its Kennewick debut July 30-Aug. 2

Dori O'Neal, Tri-City HeraldJuly 16, 2014 

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Switchfoot and Newsboys are among the bands scheduled to appear at the popular Creation Festival, which is making its debut July 30-Aug. 2 at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Kennewick.

Gates open at 9 a.m. each day with concerts throughout the day until midnight.

Admission ranges from $58 for a one-day pass or $85 for a two-day pass. The full four-day pass is $120 for ages 12 and older or $50 for ages 6 to 11. Kids 5 and younger are free. Camping costs also vary. For a breakdown of all prices and specials, go to

The West Coast Creation Festival originally was held at The Gorge Amphitheater, then moved to Enumclaw a few years ago.

The Herald reported last December that organizers of the festival were interested in holding the event at the Benton County Fairgrounds in 2014.

Fairground officials said the festivals organizers were looking for a change of venue from Enumclaw to a more central location in the state where people could also camp out through the duration of the music festival.

Besides a slew of big-name Christian singing groups, there also will be motivational speakers and plenty of fun activities for the kids.

The Tri-City event is expected to draw 10,000 to 15,000 people from across the West Coast each day of the festival.

Event organizers recommend people call 888-718-4253 if they have any trouble ordering tickets online and to pay no heed to the sold out signs on the ticket prices.

Other musicians and bands scheduled to appear are: Scheduled to appear are Bread of Stone, Thousand Foot Krutch, Family Force 5, Scott Stapp, Jamie Grace, Hawk Nelson, For King & Country, Britt Nicole, All Things New, Caleb Ray, Capital Kings, Holly Starr, Lybecker, Manic Drive, The Exchange, Brian Campbell, About the Author, Ryan Stevenson, Levi Mitchell, Abigail Duhon, Spencer Kane, Rhett Walker, Nine Lashes, 7Eventh Time Down, Benjah, Random Hero, KB, TedashII, V. Rose, Everyday Sunday, Dice Gamble, Green River Ordinance, The Vespers, Judah and the Lion, Cocolalla Cowboy Church, Andy Steiger, Andrew Palau, Mark Driscoll, Eric Ludy, Harry Thomas Jeff Bethke, Mike Silva, Carolyn Arends, Reid Saunders, Preston Centuolo, Sean McDowell, Mark Thompson, Dotto & Friends, The Lads, BC Magic, Miner & Barnes, and Transform DJS.

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