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Monday, June 24, 2013
LIFELIGHT FESTIVAL WINNER
Teen Artist, Spencer Kane, Wins Emerging Artist Contest at Lifelight Festival
Bethany, MO – June 21, 2013
Sixteen year old singer and actor, Spencer Kane, based out of Kendallville, Indiana and Nashville, Tennessee (www.spencerkanemusic.com) competed against other emerging national recording artists at the 2013 Bethany, Missouri Lifelight Festival for a chance to be a featured main stage artist at the same festival in 2014. He and his Kane Krew won first overall after each contestant band was allotted a 30 minute set in front of fans, judges and festival organizers.
Lifelight Festival was founded in Souix Falls, South Dakota 18 years ago and has steadily grown to one of the largest Christian Music Festivals in the United States with over 150,000 in attendance each day. Because of the success in South Dakota, Lifelight expanded to Missouri four years ago which averages 15,000 attendees. This was also the first year of Lifelight Texas located at Al Denson’s ranch in Sherman. Spencer participated in Texas and will be performing twice at the South Dakota festival over Labor Day Weekend.
Spencer was chosen over several hundred entries earlier in 2013 to be one of the final competing acts at Lifelight Missouri. Each finalist to compete had to submit an audition to Lifelight organizers through various online music event sites.
Festival Assistant Director, Deanna Barker, was in attendance and commented that Spencer’s performance is exactly what is missing in today’s Christian music market. “I have a 14 year old daughter who listens to his music all the time and couldn’t wait to see him perform live. It was incredible to see how the youth connected with his speaking and performing. I’m so glad we have him at Lifelight and can’t wait to see him perform on the main stage,” she stated.
Spencer performed with choreographers EJ Ferencak and Jade Ross as well as fellow songwriter and producer of some of Spencer’s music, Street Scholar. They are known as the KANE KREW.
Lifelight is one of several Christian Music Festivals held throughout the United States each year and is also a member of the Christian Festival Association (CFA). There are 20 participating festivals involved in the CFA and each location holds the same competition with no artist competing at more than one venue for the chance to return for main stage the next year. When the festival season ends each year, all 20 locations submit their winning act to the board of the CFA for them to choose one act to tour all 20 festivals the following year. Spencer is now qualified as one of the choices.
ABOUT SPENCER KANE:
Aside from his recurring role on Season 4 of the TV sitcom, iShine Knect, Spencer is more widely known as a national pop recording artist. He is a two-time Los Angeles based AI Award Show Finalist for Best Pop Artist in 2012 and 2013 and has a worldwide fan base in over 71 countries. He has been touring with iShine Live throughout the Midwest U.S. this past spring and will continue touring as a solo artist in states from New York to Texas through the remainder of the summer months. Along with a multi-state iShine tour in October, he will perform internationally with a 2 week tour in South America in September. His music can be downloaded online from various retailers and his single "BLUE SKY" was released to radio stations nationwide on June 14.
ABOUT iSHINE: (www.ishinelive.com)
iShine is a division of Bema Media, LLC based in Franklin, Tennessee and is most easily understood as a faith based entertainment platform alternative to Disney® or Nickelodeon®. iShine includes an award winning television sitcom called iShine Knect® which airs Saturdays on TBN Network, the nation’s largest Christian based programming station. In addition, it sponsors a national concert tour each spring and fall which showcases music from both independent and signed iShine teen artists. The brand also include an online radio station similar to Radio Disney® in programming with mobile apps for youth to download for streaming music on their portable devices. Dove New Artist of the Year in 2012, Jamie Grace, is a former iShine actor and artist. Other known artists on the show and tour include Radio Disney featured bands The Rubyz and Mission 6. Daughter of New York Times best-selling author Francis Chan, Rachel Chan, is a prominent member of the cast and tour lineup.