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Cool…So What’s This Showcase About?

Each year RiseFest receives many requests from bands all over the country, to play at our Festival.  We are honored that bands would seek us out to be an extension of their ministries; however, in order to accommodate as many artists as possible, we’ve had to develop a procedure for choosing those that play at the Festival.

RiseFest is excited to be partnering with Rawkzilla’s American Battle to provide bands an opportunity to play at the Festival through the Rawkzilla Showcase.

We are looking for great bands with great ministry hearts!  Our main focus as a ministry is Jesus and sharing the message of Hope that comes from knowing Him as Savior. We seek for bands that not only can play great music but who also have this heart to share Christ in their spheres of influence.

The Rawkzilla Showcase is for any band, signed or not signed.  All you have to do is fill out the online registration form and build your band profile. Then cover the $25 registration fee!

The Festival competition is being held online, one lucky band will advance to play live at the Festival on the main stage!  The winner will be chosen by a combination of both Fame Rating and judges decision.

The winner of the Rawkzilla Showcase will win:

─a slot on the MAIN stage at this year’s festival
─the opportunity to advance to the Christian Festival Association’s National Talent Search*

*The CFA national winner is also awarded stage time at all participating CFA festivals for the following year.

If you feel you have the passion and drive to win a chance to play at festivals throughout the country, not to mention play on the MAIN stage at RiseFest then you’ll want to register here! Will you be our next winner?

Feb 1: Sign Up Open 

April 1: Voting Starts

May 10: Voting Ends

May 15: Announce Winners 

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What is Rise Ministries?

RISE Ministries, Inc. 501(c)(3) non-profit, nondenominational Christian organization with a mission of inspiring youth and discovering hope. Based in Sheldon, IA, RISE Ministries represents three different programs to engage, encourage, and inspire audiences across the country and throughout the world. These programs are RiseFest, Rise on the Road, and founder/president Rob Roozeboom’s speaking.


RiseFest is an annual outdoor Christian music festival held in Sheldon, IA. For two days audiences can listen to many mainstream Christian bands. Families and attendees can also listen to speakers, attend seminars, and explore activities for children. There is something for everyone at RiseFest. The festival is a family-friendly environment with a wide range of entertainment options, all focused on spreading the love of Jesus Christ. 2015 marks the festival’s tenth anniversary.