It is Love Note Day! How will you celebrate?

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It’s Love Note Day! 

(from www.daysoftheyear.com) Love Note Day is a day to tell someone you love them, by writing a message of love in the form of a note.

This day can be most effective when the recipient of the message isn’t aware that Love Note Day even exists! A loving message will come as a pleasant surprise.

Love Note Day can be for any family members or for long time friends, too. It’s the perfect day to make someone feel appreciated through just a few heartfelt words.

Love is an important emotion, make sure to tell people you love them.
Click HERE for 4 Reasons To Tell People You Love Them.

Here’s a little help from the Pros:

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It’s Family Day!

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Today on The Morning Thing, we celebrated family day! Whether it’s today or sometime later this week, take time out of your schedule to spend time with your family. Click HERE for six reasons why spending time with your family is important and is good for your health. Click HERE for fun activities to do with your family.

Sonfest 2017 – Plumb

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This morning we talked with Plumb, headlining artist of Sonfest 2017. Plumb talked about her start into Christian music and how God has continuously opened doors for her career. She also talked about some of her favorite people to work with when writing and making music. Listen in to hear the story behind Plumb’s powerful song, “God Help Me”.  Plumb also talks about the power of Christian music and radio and how it feels to have her music provide an encouraging message to the listener. Plus, Marcy Rinehart plays Rapid Fire with Plumb. Listen to get to know Plumb.

Listen to our full conversation with Plumb, HERE!

Sonfest 2017 is TOMORROW! Join us Saturday, September 23rd. The gates open at noon and the first artist will take the stage at 1pm. This is an all-day event which will include outdoor activities, festival food, and giveaways. SonFest is held rain or shine. For the complete schedule and for more information about the festival, click HERE!

Here’s the lineup:
1:10pm – Bonray (Main Stage)
1:50pm – Ex-Nihilo (2nd Stage)
2:30pm – Sarah Reeves (Main Stage)
3:10pm – Safekept (2nd Stage)
3:50pm – Jonny Diaz (Main Stage)
4:30pm – The Lasting Hope (2nd Stage)
5:10pm – JJ Weeks Band (Main Stage)
5:50pm – Damac (2nd Stage)
6:30pm – Anthem Lights (Main Stage)
7:10pm – The Ruins (2nd Stage)
7:50pm – Plumb (Main Stage)

Other activities include:
– Inflatables
– Super Games
– 9 Square in the air
– Two 30 minute BMX Bike Shows (at 2:30pm and 4pm)
– 2 vs. 2 Cornhole Tournament (registration from 12-2pm, tournament starts at 2:30pm)
– 4 vs. 4 Sand Volleyball Tournament
– Gaga Ball
– Plus FOOD – pizza, Mexican burritos and bowls, gyros, ice cream, coffee and smoothies and Pepsi!

When you come to Sonfest, make sure to stop by WNZR’s Big Blue and register to win a Sonfest survival kit including a bag chair with artist signatures from 2016 and 2017!

Tickets are available for $20 in advance or at the gate for $25. Groups of 10 or more will receive a discounted rate of $15 per ticket. For more information about purchasing tickets, click HERE.

To hear from other Sonfest artists, click HERE!

The Morning Thing Fave 5 – Why we LOVE Sonfest!

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For this week’s Morning Thing Fave 5, we share our favorite things about Sonfest.
We are excited about this year’s event. Sonfest will be held in the Grove at Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Saturday, 9/23. Gates open at Noon, music starts at 1pm.

Here’s the lineup:
1:10pm – Bonray (Main Stage)
1:50pm – Ex-Nihilo (2nd Stage)
2:30pm – Sarah Reeves (Main Stage)
3:10pm – Safekept (2nd Stage)
3:50pm – Jonny Diaz (Main Stage)
4:30pm – The Lasting Hope (2nd Stage)
5:10pm – JJ Weeks Band (Main Stage)
5:50pm – Damac (2nd Stage)
6:30pm – Anthem Lights (Main Stage)
7:10pm – The Ruins (2nd Stage)
7:50pm – Plumb (Main Stage)

Other activities include:
– Inflatables
– Super Games
– 9 Square in the air
– Two 30 minute BMX Bike Shows (at 2:30pm and 4pm)
– 2 vs. 2 Cornhole Tournament (registration from 12-2pm, tournament starts at 2:30pm)
– 4 vs. 4 Sand Volleyball Tournament
– Gaga Ball
– Plus FOOD – pizza, Mexican burritos and bowls, gyros, ice cream, coffee and smoothies and Pepsi!

When you come to Sonfest, make sure to stop by WNZR’s Big Blue and register to win a Sonfest survival kit including a bag chair with artist signatures from 2016 and 2017!

Go to https://sonfest.mvnu.edu/ for the complete schedule a list of activities.

The Morning Thing co-hosts shared what they LOVE about Sonfest:
Daria Swisher

Eddie Dilts

Trevor Moore

Marcy Rinehart

(and special guest) Joe Rinehart shares his favorite memory from Sonfest at MVNU.

MTVarts – The Lion King Jr.

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Rachel Rinehart talked with the cast of MTVart’s The Lion King Jr. Listen in to learn more about your favorite characters and the students behind the masks!

To hear our full conversation, click HERE!

The Lion King Jr. is THIS WEEKEND at the Memorial Theatre in Mount Vernon. The production brings to life your favorite childhood movie right before your eyes! Join the cast this weekend Friday or Saturday September 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. or this Sunday, September 24 2:00 p.m. Regular Admission is $12 – $15 and children 10 and under receive a discount of $3.

And, don’t forget, you will have the chance to win a pair of tickets tomorrow on The Morning Thing from 6-9am and the Afternoon Drive from 4-6pm. Don’t forget to listen to 90.9fm for your chance to win!

For more information about the cast of The Lion King Jr. or the production visit their website, HERE!

Sonfest 2017 – Jonny Diaz

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This morning we talked with Jonny Diaz, one of the artists coming to Sonfest 2017. Jonny explains his passion for music and his family. Listen in to hear about how Jonny has learned to balance his professional life (working two separate jobs) with spending time with his growing family. Jonny also talks about his start in Christian music and tells us the story behind his song, Breathe. Plus, Marcy Rinehart plays Rapid Fire with Jonny, listen to get to know Jonny Diaz.

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Listen to our full conversation with Jonny Diaz, HERE!

Sonfest 2017 is just TWO DAYS AWAY! Join us Saturday, September 23rd. The gates open at noon and the first artist will take the stage at 1pm. This is an all-day event which will include outdoor activities, festival food, and giveaways. SonFest is held rain or shine. For the complete schedule and for more information about the festival, click HERE!

 

Tickets are available for $20 in advance or at the gate for $25. Groups of 10 or more will receive a discounted rate of $15 per ticket. For more information about purchasing tickets, click HERE.

To hear from other Sonfest artists, click HERE!

Sonfest 2017 – JJ Weeks Band

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Only three more days until Sonfest 2017! Today on The Morning Thing we talked with JJ Weeks from the JJ Weeks Band. JJ talked about God’s call on his life and his start in Christian music. You  Listen in to hear crazy stories from JJ Weeks about his experience on tour. JJ also explains what is coming up for the band and talks about music that has influenced his life.

Listen to the full conversation with Dan Monnin, HERE!

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Sonfest 2017 is this Saturday, September 23rd. The gates open at noon and the first artist will take the stage at 1pm. This is an all-day event which will include outdoor activities, festival food, and giveaways. SonFest is held rain or shine. For the complete schedule and for more information about the festival, click HERE!

Tickets are available for $20 in advance or at the gate for $25. Groups of 10 or more will receive a discounted rate of $15 per ticket. For more information about purchasing tickets, click HERE.

To hear from other Sonfest artists, click HERE!