On the Waterfront’s Family Station lineup

During it fifth year providing family-friendly entertainment at On The Waterfront, TLN TV51’s “The Family Station” stage at On the Waterfront will expand to provide additional live inspirational music, games, giveaways and interactive performances.

“The Family Station” stage will feature a variety of Christian rock, country, Celtic, praise and worship, and gospel artists from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, Aug. 31-Sept. 2.

Several star cast members of TV51’s “Inspiration Sensation”—a nationally televised Christian reality show on the Total Living Network (TLN TV51) including 2005 winner and Rockford resident Stephanie Goldsmith as well as Quynnetta Sander, and Rosemary and Bobby Salinas—will perform.

Back by popular demand, is the live singing competition, “Church Challenge,” this year on both Saturday and Sunday in which 20 pre-selected contestants representing different churches will compete on stage singing one song of their choice. The audience will vote and determine two winners each evening. Then, later on Sunday night, the four top winners will compete in front of three judges who will determine the overall “Church Challenge” winner. The final winner will receive a trophy and recording session with The Upper Room studio.

Registration is open now for the “Church Challenge” competition. There is no age restriction. Singers must choose a Christian or otherwise appropriate song to sing. Interested parties should call (815) 877-5151 for more information. The contest will be limited to 20 contestants.

In addition to the music, attendees can play games and win prizes, be on TV and meet TLN TV51’s animated characters, “Buzz & Poppy.”

The following is a partial schedule of acts performing at “The Family Station”:

Friday, Aug. 31

6 p.m.—New Life Praise Band

7:30 p.m.—The Dvoraks

Saturday, Sept. 1

1:30 p.m.—Clan McAlpine Pipe Band

2 p.m.—Little Nashville

3 p.m.—Preston Band

5 p.m.—Shehkina Davinic Hebrew Dancing

6 p.m.—“Church Challenge” Part I

7 p.m.—Calvary Praise Band

8 p.m.—Keith Manley Band

Sunday, Sept. 2

2 p.m.—Motel Earth

4 p.m.—Ryan Rydell

6 p.m.—“Church Challenge” Part II

7 p.m.—“Church Challenge” FINALS

7:30 p.m.—Inspiration Sensation cast (Stephanie Goldsmith, Quynnetta Sander, and Rosemary and Bobby Salinas)

8 p.m.—Lynn Penix

At the corner of Elm and Main streets, “The Family Station” is On the Waterfront’s only faith-based, family-friendly venue and offers live musical performances from country gospel, black gospel and praise and worship to Christian rock, jazz, country and Celtic. For more information, call TLN TV51 at (815) 877-5151.

from the Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2007, issue

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