OTW: TV51, Radio 91 team up for family fun

Total Living Network TV51, Rockford’s local Christian television station will partner with WGSL Radio 91 for its fourth year to host “The Family Station” at On the Waterfront, Sept. 2-4.

The Family Station will offer many live musical performances not seen anywhere else during the three-day music festival. Performances include gospel, contemporary Christian, Scottish, Latin, jazz and more. Special highlights this year include the “Church Challenge” at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 4. Twelve pre-selected contestants will compete on stage singing one song of their choice. The audience will vote and determine the winner that evening. The winner will receive a recording session with The Upper Room Studio, an interview and airing of his or her song on Radio 91, and a trophy.

Also, performing Sunday, Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m., will be Rockford’s 2005 “Inspiration Sensation” Stephanie Goldsmith. Before the weekend is over, the powerful voices of Rev. Dan Willis and the All Nation’s Choir will be heard at “The Family Station” and all surrounding locations.

Dan Willis has been performing with this gospel group since 1990. The choir’s ministry is one of racial harmony and spiritual unity. Dan Willis is also the host of “Inspiration Sensation.”

What follows is the Waterfront schedule at the Family Station stage:

Friday, Sept. 2

6 p.m.—Tito Cevallos

7 p.m.—New Life Praise Band

8 p.m.—The Dvoraks

Saturday, Sept. 3

2 p.m.—Clan McAlpine Pipe Band

3 p.m.—TBA

4 p.m.—Spirit of David Praise Dancers

5 p.m.—New Royal Travelers

6 p.m.—Calvary Praise Band

7:30 p.m.—Xenia

Sunday, Sept. 4

1:30 p.m.—Ron Tietsort Kids Show

2 p.m.—Crimson Side

3 p.m.—“Church Challenge”

4 p.m.—Living Word Praise Team

5 p.m.—J. Juliano

6:30 p.m.—Stephanie Goldsmith

7:30 p.m.—Rev. Dan Willis & choir

Between performances, The Family Station will provide games, giveaways and special appearances by “Buzz & Poppy,” TV51’s animated bugs from the television series.

Holly Swanson, General Manager of TLN TV51, said: “TV51 and Radio 91 encourage those who haven’t attended On the Waterfront in the past few years to come and support their efforts and see all of the positive entertainment that is being made available to the community.”

The Family Station will be at the corner of Elm and Main streets.

Info: call TV51 at 815-877-5151.

Three-day Waterfront admission buttons are $12 in advance, available at various locations. Cost is $14 for a one-day admission wristband at the gate. Children 8 and younger are free.

For more information, including button outlets, contact the OTW office at 964-4388 or visit www.onthewaterfront.com.

From the Aug. 31-Sept. 6, 2005, issue

Enjoy The Rock River Times? Help spread the word!