City on the Hill Music Festival

City on the Hill Music Festival

Saturday, Aug 7, 2021 at 12:00pm to Monday, Sep 6, 2021 at 3:38am


Enjoy 2 days of music and fun at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth's Canal Park area, on the shores of beautiful Lake Superior.

Schedule of Events:

Noon: Gates Open

1pm: Ryan Clair

From the mountains of Southern California, to the Northwoods of Minnesota, and even spending a few years in the Pacific Northwest. Ryan Clair has unintentionally become quite the “traveling” Folk, Singer/Songwriter. The Midwest has a way of drawing people back. So, packing up his 5 kids and wife of 18 years, the Clair family is currently residing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The land of smokestacks, silos and everlasting fields of corn.

In 2017, Ryan partnered up with producer Chris Hoisington & Old Bear Studios in Batavia NY to record and release his first single as a solo artist called “I Want Jesus To Walk with Me (The Valley)”. This visit would ultimately lead to an invitation to join the incredible community of artists at Old Bear Records, recording and releasing the full length “Less Traveled Road” in January 2018. “Less Traveled Road” quickly garnered attention and made its way to #21 on iTunes, great reviews and songs like “Move Over Devil”, “Throw Me A Line” and “Less Traveled Road” found airtime on Christian radio throughout the Midwest and East Coast.

2019, Ryan was back in the studio after relocating to the Pacific Northwest with a whole new collection of songs that were inspired by his journey west and the season of life he was living. January 2020 “Among the Pines” was released once again by Old Bear Records, reaching #6 on iTunes Singer/Songwriter Charts and with great excitement finding radio play with the song “Upstream”.

The title track and song “Among the Pines” was written in the familiar setting of the California mountains where Ryan grew up. The concept for this EP was to capture that feeling of the cool breeze and landscape of the mountains beneath the cover of pines while telling the contemplative stories of life and hope for the future.

2021, Ryan is planning to be back in the studio to record another full-length album. This time it will be a collection of old hymns and spirituals that have been a comfort and a challenge during the pandemic of 2020. The theme and prayer are that we would trust in Jesus and lay it all at His feet! We need Him more than ever.

2pm: Leanna Crawford

For the past two and half years, the singer-songwriter from northwestern Washington, Leanna Crawford, has been writing, touring and singing with some of the biggest names in the Christian music industry. She’s gained more experience than many artists do in a decade, and while her music certainly displays the vocal and songwriting talent of a rising star in CCM, her grounded and honest lyrics make her feel more friend and confidante than star, more approachable than untouchable.

“I hope [listeners] feel that I care about them even if I don’t know them,” says Crawford, “that they would feel loved and encouraged.”

Her sophomore self-titled EP, released spring of 2020, certainly accomplishes this. With songs that speak honestly about doubt and insecurity as well as the hope Christ offers in our darkest moments, Crawford’s listeners will find solace in her kind and wise words, while tapping their feet along to contagious, pop-inspired beats.

3pm: Eagle Brook Music

Eagle Brook Music is the worship ministry of Minnesota-based Eagle Brook Church. Born out of a desire to capture and reflect the heartbeat of our church through music, it is comprised of a team of worship leaders, songwriters and musicians who are passionate about reaching people for Christ.

Eagle Brook is a place where you can connect with people who you can relate to. We weren't designed to go through life alone, and we believe this is a place where you'll find lasting relationships—relationships that encourage you, challenge you, and bring you joy.

As you encounter God each weekend, you'll begin to experience the kind of real life change that only comes from knowing Him. And, as you walk out the door, we hope you feel refreshed and ready to take on all the ups and downs life throws your way.

4:30pm: The Young Escape

Hailing from Southern California, The Young Escape (Capitol) deliver a fresh shot of EDM-infused Indie pop and the energetic live show to match. Comprised of siblings Ryan, McKenna, Kyrsten, and Luke Johns, the band's debut singles Good Life and Neverfade are an alchemy of modern pop sheen and sophisticated edge, carried to otherworldly heights by McKenna’s vocal.  With an average age of 18, TYE speak to the themes of insecurity, anxiety, and pressure facing every kid in the modern age with the hope and escape found in the kinetic spirit of youth at any age.

Capitol recording artists/songwriters Ryan Johns, McKenna Johns, Kyrsten Johns, and Luke Johns are the young escape from Southern California. The siblings grew up watching bands like Audio Adrenaline, tobyMac, and Hawk Nelson at festivals, dreaming that one day, they could do the same thing. The band has always had a love for upbeat, exciting live concerts, which is why they try to craft high-energy sets that inspire people to get out of their comfort zone, and to break free from the currents of culture.

Ranging from 20 to 14 years old, the young escape hopes that their EDM/Alt-Pop/Rock music inspires people to escape from whatever is holding them down, and to dream like they're young again.

5:30pm: Hannah Kerr

In the three years since her debut release Overflow, singer/songwriter Hannah Kerr has walked through a formative season, navigating college and young adulthood and the challenges that coincide with figuring out who you really are. The road has not always been easy, but on the other side, Hannah seems to have found her voice. Now, set to release a new EP entitled Listen More in September with a self-titled album to follow, fans and listeners will be let in on what Hannah has been learning about herself and about God.

Being where she is and growing into who she is, the release of Listen More will reintroduce Hannah as an artist who has grown and who has rooted more deeply into her sound, her voice and her purpose. It is truly a new chapter for Hannah as an artist and as a person, and now listeners will get to come on the journey where, in her words, she is “figuring out who God is, and in the process, really figuring out who I am.”

7pm: Mack Brock

Mack Brock has been a worship leader for over 15 years. His greatest passion is to lead people into a heightened awareness of the presence of God and to see individuals experience the breakthrough God has for them through worship. He co-wrote “O Come To The Altar,” “Resurrecting,” “Here As In Heaven,” and “Do It Again” - each have had a significant impact on the church worldwide. Three of Mack’s songs have landed in the Top 50 on CCLI, and four in the Top 100 CCLI songs.

Mack served as the music producer and a key worship leader with Elevation Worship for a decade and has led thousands in worship in arenas and auditoriums all across the United States. Mack is married with 2 children and lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.

9pm: TobyMac

Toby McKeehan, better known by his stage name TobyMac, is a Christian hip hop recording artist, music producer, songwriter and author.

He has charted 20 solo singles on Billboard's Christian Songs list. He was first known for being a member of the Christian vocal trio DC Talk, staying with them from 1987 until they went on hiatus in 2000. He has since continued a successful solo career with the release of seven studio albums: Momentum (2001), Welcome to Diverse City (2004), Portable Sounds (2007), Tonight (2010), Eye on It (2012), This Is Not a Test (2015), and The Elements (2018), as well as five remixed albums: Re:Mix Momentum (2003), Renovating Diverse City (2005), Dubbed and Freq'd: A Remix Project (2012), Eye'm All Mixed Up, The St. Nemele Collab Sessions. He also has a full-length Christmas album Christmas in Diverse City (2011), which was his first holiday album. He became the third Christian artist to have a No. 1 debut on Billboard 200 chart with Eye on It.

Between DC Talk and his own solo career, he has sold more than 10 million albums and won seven Grammy Awards. He has had six No. 1 hit CHR singles including "Gone", "Made to Love", and "Lose My Soul." Six singles have gone to No. 1 on Billboard's Christian Songs chart, making him one of the artists with the most No. 1 hits on that chart. His live concert CD+DVD combo album, Alive and Transported, was released in 2008 and received the Grammy Award for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album at the 51st Grammy Awards in 2009. His fifth studio album, Eye on It, received a Grammy for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album at the 2013 Grammys.

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