May 18, 2009…Nashville, TN… World Vision unveils “World Vision’s Summerfest ’09,” their first-ever summer concert series featuring pop-rock band Building 429. Other acts appearing on stage will be 33Miles, Lanae Hale and new act Kimber Rising. The Summerfest will visit 12-15 cities and it kicks off in Joplin, MO on June 2.  World Vision hopes to have more than 800 child sponsorships by the end of the tour.

“World Vision is thrilled to once again be teaming up with Building 429,” said World Vision’s Artist Representative Ben Greene. “During 2008, in concerts all across the US, Building 429 connected over 4000 vulnerable children to new World Vision sponsors. We are so excited to be partnering with them to create a new summer event that will surely be an incredible concert series.  Concert goers are sure to leave a Building concert with a renewed passion for being the hands and feet of Christ, and that makes our relationship such a perfect fit.”

The family friendly summer concert is joining with churches and radio stations around the country including large market stations such as WBFJ in Winston Salem, NC, WVFJ- Atlanta, GA and KWND in Springfield, MO.  Tickets are being sold for a convenient $5 at the door.

The tour dates lead up to Building 429’s World Vision mission trip to Uganda this July where the band will be performing to approximately 30,000 people in Rwanda with Andrew Palau of the Luis Palau Association. The band will continue their tour with World Vision in August for 15 dates across Canada.

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