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GraceFest fellowship tonight in Palmdale


GraceFest, the popular music and message festival in Palmdale, will return today and tomorrow at the Palmdale Amphitheater, 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd.

GraceFest is a two-day festival of fellowship; a new Worship Night will take place this evening from 5 to 8 p.m. and feature music by John Stratton, the Outsiders, and Jake Hamilton and the Sound. Admission is free today.

The main event takes place tomorrow from 1 to 10 p.m. and will feature the Newsboys as the headline attraction. Also included in the nine-hour presentation are Hawk Nelson, Ryan Stevenson, Jake Hamilton and many more popular artists. Local bands expected to perform include String and Prayer, Real Life Worship SCV, Chris Correa, Journey Worship Band, and Angela Hearns. A native “Tribes and Nations Ceremony” will also take place.

GraceFest is a family event featuring music ministry, merchants, vendors, kids’ games, as well an interactive arts and prayer ministry. General admission tickets for Saturday’s main event are $20 each. Group tickets for six or more persons are $15 each. There is no charge for children 10 years and under. For more details, visit

The sixth annual Antelope Valley Classic Auto and Motorcycle show is scheduled Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. at Poncitlan Square, 38315 9th Street East, Palmdale. The free event benefits Antelope Valley veterans and will feature music by Boys Nite Out and the Boogie Woogie Mamas. The Halau Hula Kanoelani Polynesian Dancers will also perform. The event will include craft vendors, food and face painting. A poker run will take place at 9 a.m., beginning at Antelope Valley Harley Davidson, 1759 W. Avenue J12, Lancaster. An entry fee of $25 is required for the poker run. For more details, call (661) 714-0454 or e-mail:

Finally, the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life-Palmdale will take place on Sept. 26 at Highland High School, 39055 25th St. West, Palmdale. The opening ceremony is scheduled for 9 a.m.; a “Survivor’s Lap” will begin the proceedings. A “Caregiver’s Lap,” Luminaria Ceremony (candle set in sand inside a small paper bag), and closing ceremonies will be part of the fundraiser in the fight against cancer. For more information, call Jaime Brickey at (661) 940-4894 or visit