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2015 Featured Musical Artists!

By 2015 Contributor, 2015 Festival

We are THRILLED to announce the Wild Goose 2015 featured musical artists!

Get your ears and hearts ready for this fantastic line-up: Gungor, Matt Morris, Emmanuel JalTimothy’s Gift with Wild Goose family member Melissa GreeneTy HerndonMelinda DoolittleThe Brilliance, and The Liturgists.

Michael and Lisa Gungor are curators of this Grammy-nominated musical collective. The duo uses their skills as accomplished songwriters and multi-instrumentalists to tell honest and forthright stories – some personal and some allegorical.

Matt Morris
Matt is a world renowned songwriter and music producer who has written with some of the industry’s brightest stars including Sarah McLachlan, Cher, Mary J. Blige, and Justin Timberlake.
Watch Matt with Justin Timberlake on Ellen.

Emmanuel Jal
Emmanuel Jal was born into the life of a child soldier in the war-torn region of Southern Sudan. Through unbelievable struggles, he managed to go on to achieve worldwide acclaim for his unique style of hip hop with its message of peace and reconciliation.
Watch Emmanuel’s powerful TED talk.
Watch Emmanuel’s “We Want Peace” video. 

Timothy’s Gift with Melissa Greene
Timothy’s Gift is an innovative prison outreach that was founded by Ron Miller, and led by Melissa Greene. Through music, they infuse hope and light in the darkest places of our culture. Performers include: Melissa Greene, Abby Lane Hinton, Emily Angarole, Beta Angarole, Anna Register and Lauren Wedertz.
Watch Timothy’s Gift on NBC’s Sing Off.

Ty Herndon
Ty Herndon is an award-winning county music recording artist. Ty has always been all about the ties that bind. You feel it when he’s singing deeply moving No. 1 hits like “What Mattered Most” and “Living in a Moment.” You get it just as much when he’s goofing around with the audience between songs in concert making every attendee laugh. Even in a genre that already prides itself on relatability, he might be the king of connecting.

Melinda Doolittle
Melinda became a household name on season six of American Idol continues thrilling audiences with her powerhouse vocals and charm. Melinda’s love for music is eclipsed only by her love of giving back, as she dedicates much of her time to working with numerous charities, especially those that center on improving the lives of children.

The Brilliance
David Gungor and John Arndt. Musically rich, theologically brave, and emotionally honest.

The Liturgists
The Liturgists is a collective of creators, led by Gungor, working together to make thoughtful liturgical work.

Volunteer Applications Now Open

By 2015 Festival, Goose News

wild goose festival volunteers
The difference between the Wild Goose Festival and a conference or a concert is that we come together in community to live out our call to walk in the way of Jesus. But even Jesus needs some helping hands. After all, somebody had to clean up all those extra loaves and fishes! Volunteers truly make the Wild Goose possible and provide the spirit of community that is at the heart of all we do.

If you have been to the festival before and want to experience it in a whole new way, or if you haven’t been and need to find a way to make it possible financially, maybe being a volunteer is the thing for you. Volunteers contribute 16 hours of work over the course of the Wild Goose and receive a festival pass in return. From helping set-up stages to keeping us clean and green, volunteers make the Goose a fun, safe, and happy community.

Volunteers commit to the purpose of the festival by supporting the values imagined in the Wild Goose Invitation and:

  • Loving the People
  • Being Hospitable
  • Building Community
  • Having Fun

Click here to apply to volunteer!

Questions about volunteering at Wild Goose Festival? Email

Blessed are the Peacemakers

By 2015 Contributor

We are happy to announce the 2015 Wild Goose Festival Theme: Blessed are the Peacemakers.

From Ferguson to Pakistan, 2014 was a year full of angst and strife around the world and in our communities. When we gather this summer we want to reaffirm our place in the world as people of peace. As we plan Wild Goose for 2015 we are hoping to present a variety of speakers and offerings that will encourage and support us in our vocation as peacemakers.

While we’re still going to cover a wide range of topics at the Wild Goose, the focus of our being together will be on bringing peace to the world. In addition to the inspiring speakers, music and art Wild Goose is known for, we are excited to tell you that we are also going to incorporate more worship experiences this year.

With this theme announcement, we are opening the submission process for volunteer contributors. If you are interested in submitting an idea for a worship experience, talk, performance or art exhibit at the 2015 festival, please fill out our Contributor Submission Form by Saturday, February 28th.

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2015 Dates! Ticket Special! Contest!

By 2015 Festival

Wild Goose Festival 2015We are pleased to be able to announce that the 2015 Festival will be held July 9 – 12!

To celebrate, we’re offering a Grateful Goose Special with discounted tickets through midnight on Thanksgiving. These tickets are the lowest price you can get, as the discounts we may offer will keep getting smaller as the festival gets closer. So grab your tickets today!

A chance to win tickets…

We also invite you to participate in our Grateful Goose Contest. To enter, post something you are grateful for about the Wild Goose Festival with the hashtag #gratefulgoose on Facebook or twitter (with a link to our page or handle) and you could win 2 tickets to the 2015 festival.

You can give the tickets to friends, or we can give you a refund if you’ve already purchased tickets. The deadline to enter is midnight on Thanksgiving. The winner will be announced on December 1st. Good luck!

We hope to see you in Hot Springs next July for another joyful and transformative festival!
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