Exclaim Christian Music Festival Returns for 4th Year

Posted Jul 24th, 2013 by Mike Puppos  Category: Community Interest


Jeremy Camp, one of the hottest Christian musical performers in the country, will headline Exclaim 2013, Toledo’s largest free outdoor Christian music festival. Exclaim 2013 is presented by Medical Mutual, along with Main Stage Sponsor The Diocese of Toledo. Other key sponsors include Mercy Hospital and Taylor Automotive. Exclaim 2013 will be held on Sunday, July 28 at the Monsignor Schmit CYO Athletic Complex, 555 S. Holland-Sylvania Road, in Toledo. Gates open at 1:00 pm, and the event will last until 9 pm. A complete schedule of performers can be viewed at www.exclaimtoledo.org.

Exclaim 2013 is a family event that will feature three nationally known musicians: The Jacob and Matthew Band (2:00 pm), Hawk Nelson (3:30 pm) and Jeremy Camp (5:00 pm). There will also be music from Amanda Vernon, a Catholic singer/songwriter who will perform on the second stage. In addition, Fr. Mark Davis will, once again, perform his popular magic act. Exclaim 2013 will also feature games; children’s activities; information from area ministries and businesses; an outdoor Eucharistic Adoration chapel; and a private Reconciliation tent. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be sold. The culmination of the festival will be a Catholic Mass at 7:00 pm that will include clergy from across the diocese. Other key sponsors include The Toledo Blade, Lamar Outdoor Advertising, YES FM, WPOS, LaValley, LaValley, Todak, and Schaefer, Co., L.P.A., Diocese of Toledo Youth and Young Adult Campus Ministry; Diocese of Toledo Catholic Youth Organization (CYO); Dei Fratelli Tomato Products; Reger’s Church Supplies & Religious Gifts; and RCS Corporation.

“This is our fourth year for Exclaim,” says Michael Puppos, Exclaim Director and Pastoral Associate for Music and Liturgy at Blessed John XXIII in Perrysburg. “Last year we had nearly 10,000 in attendance, and we expect an even larger crowd this year with our headliner Jeremy Camp.” “Our goal with Exclaim is to bring Christians together and inspire them to take the positive energy from the day and put their faith into action.”

Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets, money for food and beverages, sunscreen, and water. If you bring a small tent for shade, you will be asked to set up the tent around the perimeter of the seating area in order not to obstruct the view of others. No pets, alcoholic beverages or cigarettes are permitted on the CYO Athletic Complex.

For more information about Exclaim 2013, visit www.exclaimtoledo.org

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