The all-sibling Annie Moses Band are gearing up to host their annual Annie Moses Summer Music Festival July 8-15. The festival will be held at The Factory in the city of Franklin, Tenn., just outside of Nashville, and features 200+ young performers who will gather to put on five shows over a single week written, directed, and arranged by the members of Annie Moses Band.
The shows during the festival are genre-specific, and include Jazz, Americana, Singer/Songwriter, and Classical. This year, the shows will include the world-premiere of a brand-new Broadway-style musical by Robin Donica Wolaver and Bill Wolaver, Merry Christmas Uncle Scrooge! based on the classic story by Charles Dickens, and the Broadway show A Christmas Carol. The festival culminates at the end of the week with a final gala featuring all of the festival performers performing alongside Annie Moses Band and special guest artists to be announced soon.
The Annie Moses Summer Music Festival, which was founded by Annie Moses Band and celebrates its 15th year this year, since its start in 2003, has become the flagship event for the Annie Moses Band's music education 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Annie Moses Foundation.
"When we began investing in young performers almost 15 years ago, we never dreamed that Annie Moses Foundation would grow to be the extraordinary ministry that it is today," says Annie Wolaver Dupre, founder, lead singer and violinist of Annie Moses Band. "Being a musical family, we found that many families wanted to experience the joy of playing music together. Annie Moses Foundation was our answer - an artistic ministry that would give young musicians life-changing experiences of real-world excellence."
In the beginning of the month, Annie Moses Band, named for the siblings' great-grandmother, posted a reminder on their Facebook page that the group remains true to its original mission to bring light and love to the world of the arts:
"If you haven't looked at the latest releases on iTunes, let me tell you...the arts are full of darkness," the group writes. "We have to bring light, love, excellence and faith to that realm. This is the mission of the AMB and it hasn't changed since we began 15 years ago."
More information about Annie Moses Band and their upcoming projects and tours can be found on their official website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For information about the "Annie Moses Summer Music Festival," please visit the event's website here.