Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is LifeLight just a music festival?

A: No, LifeLight is a non-profit 501c3 ministry which focuses on reaching those seeking the hope and love of Jesus Christ through contemporary Christian media including; Festivals, Missions, & Outreach events.  In addition to evangelism, our goal is to bring the body of Christ together.  Read more on our Story page.


Q: Is LifeLight in competition with the local church?

A: Absolutely not. We are partners with local churches and ministries and are an extension of the church. LifeLight exists to help bring the body of Christ together to reach outside the walls. Our non-denominational organization is made up of many different churches and only exists because of the local church.


Q: Is LifeLight Festival only a youth event?

A: No; however, one of our main goals is to reach our youth. While it is clear that our youth are in trouble and God is using LifeLight Festival as a means to reach out, it is about much more. We bring generations together. This festival (crusade evangelism at its best) has something for everyone, regardless of age. The message of the gospel never changes and it is presented in a real and relevant way for all.


Q: Why a FREE festival? Shouldn't people pay for Christian concerts?

A: God laid it upon our hearts to make this festival FREE, affordable to everyone. Statistics show nearly 90,000 unchurched people live in Sioux Falls alone. There is a great need for evangelism and our desire is to plug people back into the local church. We don't feel cost should be a stumbling block to attract these people.


Q: Can it be quality since the festival is FREE?

A: Yes, yes!! We believe the Lord deserves excellence. Top-quality Christian musicians and speakers are part of our festival, much like a Graham Crusade or Palau Festival. All LifeLight events promise to be superior in quality.


Q: How do you select the artists and speakers?

A: LifeLight selects artists and speakers on the following basis: prayer, ministry of the artist, quality of music, style of music, availability, booking requirements, etc. We try to offer a variety of styles. Sometimes, artists are not available for the dates we have open. Artist’s fees range widely and some artists are more difficult to schedule because of their sound and staging requirements. Unfortunately, the more popular the artist the more expensive they are--one challenge in a FREE event. We continue to trust that God will provide through his people and churches the necessary resources so that we can continue to offer popular artists with powerful messages.


Q: How is LifeLight funded?

A: LifeLight is funded because of the generosity of its supporters. LifeLight is a non-profit 501c(3) faith-based ministry. We are funded through church and individual donations, offerings, corporate sponsors, fund-raising, ticketed events, and program advertising.


Q: How do I volunteer to work at the LifeLight Festival and what is involved?

A: We couldn't have LifeLight Festival without our dedicated volunteers! Each year hundreds of people give of their time and volunteer in one or more areas. As the festival grows, so does our needs for more volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering click here.


Q: What events will you be doing outside of the LifeLight Festival and where can I get information on them for my area?

A:  Check out our EVENTS page to see what events LifeLight has coming up.  


Q: What are the festival prices for admission and camping etc.?

A: Admission is FREE! Offerings will be taken at the LifeLight Festival. Your donations are truly appreciated; we depend on your support to continue this mission. LifeLight Communications is a non-profit 501(c)(3) ministry. For camping information, registration, and prices click here.


Q: Do you have a scheduled time when the singers are performing and the speakers are preaching?

A: We will not have a detailed schedule until the event. It will be published in our program and on the site.


Q: For the festival; do you just sit anywhere on the ground?

A: You will sit in the main arena and yes, you can sit anywhere there is open space. However, you cannot reserve your spots and you may need to find a new place to sit each day of the festival.


Q: Do you stay in one place all day? Can you save your place?

A: You can leave your blanket, etc. on the ground and be in one spot for the entire day. However, you will have to find a new place each day.


Q: Is there an additional fee for camping at the festival?

A: Yes. Check out our camping page for additional information .


Q: I have a band, am an artist/speaker, or book for an artist and would like to have the opportunity to play at the LifeLight Festival. What do I need to do?

A: If you are interested in performing or speaking at the LifeLight Festival, visit our Rawkzilla Showcase page for more information.  You can also send a press kit with demo CD to our office at:


Q: Are there other camping facilities or hotels near the LifeLight Festival grounds?

A: Here is a list of Lodging options.

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