This weekend, the Crossover Christian Music Festival will return to the Ozarks Amphitheater for the first time in nine years.

This weekend, the Crossover Christian Music Festival will return to the Ozarks Amphitheater for the first time in nine years.  The three day event will begin with a night of worship at 6PM on Friday, September 20 at 6PM, featuring six local church worship bands and will conclude with a concert by popular band, Carrollton.  The evening is free of charge with $10 collected for parking.

Saturday, September 21 will begin at noon with a “Backlot Street Party” featuring fun for the entire family with live music on stage from the “Big Red” bus, games and fun activities all afternoon till 4PM.  Parking is half price from noon till 4PM at only $5 and admission to the afternoon party is free and everyone is welcome. The concession stand will be open all afternoon and evening.

Saturday evening, September 21, concerts will begin at 5PM with the local theatrical group Curtain Call, followed by the Crossover Worship Band.  The Crossover band is comprised of musicians and vocalists from many of our local church teams. Completing the evening will be artists We Are Vessel, Nashville artist Tasha Layton, Jason Gray, and Colton Dixon (who formerly appeared on American Idol).  Headlining the evening will be the popular group Building 429, who will make their fourth appearance at Crossover. The Saturday evening concerts are the only part of the entire weekend that require a ticket purchase. Everything else, other than parking, is free.

Festival Director Alan Sullivan says, “Crossover is very focused on serving our community.  Our vision and mission are about building community, unity and hope, as well as providing great Christian music”.  To that end, Sullivan says that nonprofit agencies who provide assistance to local residents will be featured from stage.  “We believe the people who live here at the lake are very giving and caring. So we want to let our audience know some really practical ways, even with very limited available time, that any of us could volunteer and help these agencies who help hurting, homeless, or hungry people in our community”. 

Sunday morning, September 22, will bring back the second annual Crossover Worship at the Ozarks Amphitheater.  This will be a church service for the entire community. The morning will feature the return of the Crossover Worship Band, as well as Springfield, Mo. pastor John Marshall.  There will be interpreters for the hearing impaired, signing both the music and the message. Music from stage will begin at 10 AM with the service beginning at 10:30. Last year, the morning service was supported by 25 local churches and attended by nearly 2000 people.  As last year, an offering will be taken and envelopes provided for those who wish to contribute directly to their churches. Sullivan says, “We believe that it is good for the entire body of believers here at the lake to worship together, laying aside our differences and celebrating our unity in Christ.  We welcome everyone at this service, even if you don’t attend a church at all”. Crossover Worship is entirely free. Food concessions will be available after the service.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.crossover2019.com.  Locally tickets may be purchased at the Camdenton Chamber of Commerce, the Lake Area Chamber at Willmore Lodge, or at the Missouri Association Management offices in Lake Ozark.