• JoyFest tickets are on sale for the May 23 gospel event at Carowinds' Paladium Amphitheatre, featuring renowned artist Kirk Franklin. Other performers are Marvin Sapp, Tye Tribbett and Smokie Norful. Christian comedian Bone Hampton will serve as emcee for the event. For more information, visit carowinds.com. For tickets, call Ticketmaster at 704-522-6500 or visit ticketmaster.com.
• An impressive festivity of Contemporary Christian Music returns to Carowinds June 13 featuring renowned artist tobyMac and powerhouse band Third Day, for SonFest 2009. The concert also will feature Hawk Nelson, Brandon Heath, Fire Flight, Remedy Drive, speaker Mike Pitt and comedians Bean and Bailey. Kevin Michael "Toby" McKeehan, professionally known as tobyMac, is a Grammy Award winning artist, producer and songwriter. He was first known for being a member of the Christian trio dc Talk, staying with them from 1989 until their announced hiatus in 2000. He has since continued a successful solo career with the release of three studio albums. Call 704-522-6500 or visit ticketmaster.com.
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