5 reasons not to miss SpiritSong at Kings Island

MercyMe will be part of the SpiritSong 2018 lineup. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
MercyMe will be part of the SpiritSong 2018 lineup. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Fans celebrate 25 years of Christian music and family fun at SpiritSong

1.) SpiritSong is celebrating its 25th anniversary at Kings Island. Thousands of contemporary Christian music fans and their families will come together for the festival at Kings Island on Thursday, June 21 through Saturday, June 23.

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2.) Christian music’s biggest names will be on stage at Timberwolf Amphitheatre at Kings Island. The SpiritSong festival will showcase major acts from across the country at King’s Island’s 10,000-seat, outdoor Timberwolf Amphitheatre. Artists performing range in musical styles from pop and rock to hip-hop. The three-day music festival will feature more than a dozen artists, including TobyMac, MercyMe, Big Daddy Weave, Crowder, Zach Williams and For King & Country.

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TobyMac will perform during SpiritSong at Kings Island. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
TobyMac will perform during SpiritSong at Kings Island. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

3.) For many of the park’s visitors, SpiritSong has become an annual tradition. Many guests plan for SpiritSong well in advance. SpiritSong attendees regularly travel from Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, North Carolina, Michigan, West Virginia and Tennessee to be a part of the festivities. Families can enjoy the many attractions at Kings Island while spending quality time together.

4.) Festivalgoers will experience rides like Mystic Timbers, a 109-foot-tall, wooden roller coaster. The coaster is 3,265 feet long, and travels through wooded terrain at speeds up to 53 miles per hour. Riders will also experience 16 air-time moments. Mystic Timbers has been voted the “Best New Ride in the World” for 2017 by Amusement Today.

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5.) As part of SpiritSong, guests will enjoy two parks, along with the concerts. When guests purchase a ticket for SpritSong, they will also have access to Kings Island and Soak City Waterpark. One-day, two-day and three-day ticket packages are available.

How to go

What: SpiritSong

Where: Kings Island

When: Thursday-Saturday, June 21-23. Kings Island will open at 10 a.m. each day. The park will close at 10 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. It will close at midnight on Saturday. Doors for the concerts open at 4 p.m. daily. Emcee Heath Arthur will welcome guests at 4:55 each day. The festival ends between 9:45 and 10 p.m. each night.

Cost: Ticket price includes admission to Kings Island, the Soak City Waterpark and the SpiritSong music festival. For detailed ticket information, go to www.spiritsongfest.com/tickets and www.visitkingsisland.com. For online sales, visit www.ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000. For group tickets, call (513) 754-5700. VIP tickets are available only through Ticketmaster. One-day, two-day and three-day tickets are available. Season pass holders may purchase discounted tickets. Group rates are available in advance for 15 or more. No group tickets are available at the door. This is a rain or shine event. Artists and times are subject to change.

SpiritSong 2018 Lineup

Thursday: 5 p.m. Social Club Misfits, 5:45 p.m. We Are Messengers, 7:10 p.m. Big Daddy Weave and 8:35 p.m. MercyMe

Friday: 5 p.m. Hollyn, 5:45 p.m. Red, 7:20 p.m. Rend Collective and 8:45 p.m. TobyMac

Saturday: 5 p.m. Trala, 5:30 p.m. John Crist, 6:10 p.m. Zach Williams, 7:40 p.m. Crowder and 8:35 p.m. For King & Country