DC Festival with Luis Palau: "Envision the biggest party you've ever attended. Multiply attendance by 100 or even 1,000. Now add two full days of fun, awesome Christian bands, an exciting children's area, world-class Livin It Action sports demos, and opportunities to see your friends and family come to Jesus Christ. That, my friend, is a Luis Palau Festival."
October 8-9, 2005
The National Mall
Great Music! Good News! Free Admission
Artists: Steven Curtis Chapman, Third Day, Israel & New Breed, CeCe Winans, tobyMac, Kutless, Jaci Velasquez, Jump5, Yuri
"More than four decades after arriving in America from his native Argentina, Luis Palau has followed his calling: to spread the powerful word of God. Whether on stage speaking to a crowd of 300,000, counseling with pastors, or in a White House prayer meeting, Palau consistently remains one of America’s most effective and compelling spiritual communicators."
"His festival evangelism ministry, traveling to numerous cities and countries each year, has all the best elements of today’s most popular music festivals (everything from hot contemporary music acts and exotic food stands to a full-blown, stand-alone extreme sports skate park).
"Though these elements help draw the masses and provide a constant source of entertainment, Palau never loses sight of his ministry’s ultimate goal: to show people how the word of Jesus Christ can bring peace and fulfillment.
"'A nation will not be moved by timid methods,' says Palau, explaining why his free festivals have attracted millions of young people and families of all races and denominations. Today’s generation understands music and culturally relevant communication, but they don’t understand the church. They don’t understand the concept of the traditional Christian.
"Fifty-five percent of the USA is now considered the seedless generation; they don’t have the seeds of knowledge or the fundamentals."