Frequently Asked Questions About LifeLight
Is LifeLight just an annual music festival?
Is LifeLight in competition with the local church?
Is LifeLight only a youth event?
Why a FREE festival? Shouldn't people pay for Christian concerts?
Can it be quality--since it's FREE?
How do you select the artists and speakers?
How is LifeLight funded?
How do I volunteer to work at the LifeLight Festival and what is involved?
What concerts will you be doing outside of the LifeLight Festivals and where can I get information on them for my area?
I am bringing a group to LifeLight and I have many questions on what I will need and what to expect. What can you tell me to help prepare.
What are the prices for admission and camping etc.?
Do you have a scheduled time when the singers are performing and the speakers are preaching?
Do you just sit anywhere on the ground?
Do you stay in one place all day? Can you save your place?
Is there an additional fee for camping at the festival?
I have a band, am an artist/speaker, or book for an artist and would like to have the opportunity to play at the LifeLight Festival. What do I need to do?
Are there other camping facilities or hotels within a 60 minute drive of the LifeLight Festival grounds?
Q: Is LifeLight just a music festival?
A: No, LifeLight is a non-profit ministry which focuses on reaching those seeking the hope and love of Jesus Christ through contemporary Christian music and movies as well as short-term mission trips. In addition to evangelism, our goal is to bring the body of Christ together, united in praise and worship. Read more at About us.
Q: Is LifeLight in competition with the local church?
A: Absolutely not. We are partnering with local churches and are an extension of the church. LifeLight exists to help bring the body of Christ together to reach outside the walls. Our organization is made up of many different denominations and only exists because of the local church.
Q: Is LifeLight only a youth event?
A: No; however, one of our main goals is to reach our youth. While it is clear that our youth are in trouble and God is using LifeLight as a means to reach out, LifeLight is about much more. We bring generations together. This festival (crusade evangelism at its best) has something for everyone, regardless of age. The message of the gospel never changes and it is presented in a real and relevant way for all.
Q: Why a FREE festival? Shouldn't people pay for Christian concerts?
A: God laid it upon our hearts to make this festival FREE, affordable to everyone. Statistics show nearly 90,000 unchurched people live in Sioux Falls alone. There is a great need for evangelism and our desire is to plug people back into the local church. We don't feel cost should be a stumbling block to attract these people.
Q: Can it be quality since it's FREE?
A: Yes, yes!! We believe the Lord deserves excellence. Top-quality Christian musicians and speakers are part of our festival, much like a Graham Crusade or Palau Festival. All LifeLight events promise to be superior in quality.
Q: How do you select the artists and speakers?
A: LifeLight selects artists and speakers on the following basis: prayer, ministry of the artist, quality of music, style of music, availability, booking requirements, etc. We try to offer a variety of styles. Sometimes, artists are not available for the dates we have open. Artist’s fees range widely and some artists are more difficult to schedule because of their sound and staging requirements. Unfortunately, the more popular the artist the more expensive they are--one challenge in a FREE event. We continue to trust that God will provide through his people and churches the necessary resources so that we can continue to offer popular artists with powerful messages.
Q: How is LifeLight funded?
A: LifeLight is funded because of the generosity of its supporters. LifeLight is a non-profit 501c(3) faith-based ministry. We are funded through church and individual donations, offerings, corporate sponsors, fund-raising, ticketed events, and program advertising.
Q: How do I volunteer to work at the LifeLight festival and what is involved?
A: We couldn't have LifeLight without our dedicated volunteers! Each year hundreds of people give of their time and volunteer in one or more areas. As the festival grows, so does our needs for more volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering click here.
Q: What concerts will you be doing outside of the LifeLight Festivals and where can I get information on them for my area?
A: Visit our events page for more information. Here you will find many other events in the area, plus you can purchase tickets online.
Q: I am bringing a group to LifeLight and I have many questions on what I will need and what to expect. What can you tell me to help prepare.
A: Check out the Group leaders page .
Q: What are the prices for admission and camping etc.?
A: Admission is FREE! Offerings will be taken at the LifeLight Festival. Your donations are truly appreciated; we depend on your support to continue this mission. LifeLight Communications is a non-profit 501(c)(3) ministry. For camping registration and prices, click here.
Q: Do you have a scheduled time when the singers are performing and the speakers are preaching?
A: We will not have a detailed schedule until the event. It will be published in our program and on the site.
Q: Do you just sit anywhere on the ground?
A: You will sit in the main arena and yes, you can sit anywhere there is open space. However, you cannot reserve your spots and you may need to find a new place to sit each day of the festival.
Q: Do you stay in one place all day? Can you save your place?
A: You can leave your blanket, etc. on the ground and be in one spot for the entire day. However, you will have to find a new place each day.
Q: Is there an additional fee for camping at the festival?
A: Yes. Check out our camping page for additional information .
Q: I have a band, am an artist/speaker, or book for an artist and would like to have the opportunity to play at the LifeLight Festival. What do I need to do?
A: If you are interested in performing or speaking at the LifeLight Festival you will need to start by filling out our online Musician Application. You will also need to send a press kit with demo CD to our producer at:
P.O. Box 89327
Sioux Falls, SD 57109
Q: Are there other camping facilities or hotels within a 60 minute drive of the LifeLight Festival grounds?
A: Here is a list of Hotels and Campgrounds.