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Organizers ready for 27th annual World Pulse Festival

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Saturday marks the 27th year of the annual World Pulse Festival. The festival is put on by the LeSEA Broadcasting network. They're a Christian broadcasting network, so the festival features all Christian artists. Every year, around 20,000 people come to South Bend for the all-day free concert.

New this year, the festival is opening with an act from the winner of their Pulse Event Superstar competition. All summer, the contest was held at various area churches, where contestants were narrowed down to one person who gets to sing the National Anthem, and their own song for the opening performance.  Winner Leah Pope will be singing at 10:15 AM.

Also for the first time, Switchfoot will be performing for the festival. The band has won over nine awards in the past 16 years, one of them being the Best New Artist ASCAP Award in 1997. 

Though the festival tends to attract big names in Christian music, they expect to be getting even bigger turn-out this year.  

Angela Grabowski is the PR coordinator for the festival, and she told us that the festival is really an effort to bring fun for all ages, and a Christian message to everyone in a cost effective manner. In addition to the tickets being free, World Pulse is broadcast live online.  You can view it on their website by clicking here.

The festival is held at the grounds of the WHME-TV 46 Studio on 61300 S. Ironwood Road in South Bend, just passed the 4-H fairgrounds.
   
Though the show is free, there is a fee for parking and food. Parking opens at 7:00am, and the festival gates open at 8:00am. The festival will last until 6:30 pm. 

 

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