Christmas with RISE LIVE

Live Filming & Concert Experience

Wednesday, September 21 on the RiseFest Grounds

For the first time ever, we’re filming our annual Christmas program LIVE and we want YOU to be a part of it!

Join Jason Gray and Rob Roozeboom on the RiseFest Grounds for the filming of our Christmas broadcast on September 21. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a live audience and experience our Christmas program in person. Your energy and joy will be part of the final production!

Tickets give you exclusive:

Behind the scenes access

Live music

An encouraging message

And more!

What to know:

Doors open at 6:30pm

Filming starts at 7:30pm sharp

Please wear winter clothes

The Christmas program will premiere on television and social media in December

 Use promo code JOYFUL for a special surprise at checkout!



This year marks the third year we’ve produced a Christmas program. Each year we feature special guests who share their music and passion to celebrate the real reason for Christmas. This program has become a much anticipated annual event broadcast on local television stations and online that has reached thousands of people.


Jason Gray - Christian Music Artist

Known in the CCM community for his ability to craft thoughtful lyrics of praise with rhythmic pop melodies, Jason Gray as been providing listeners with inspiring and uplifting music for over a decade. Through his willingness to offer compassionate honesty and authenticity, Gray has produced compelling songs that have climbed the charts and impacted global audiences. His last full album, 2016’s Where The Light Gets In, debuted in the Top 5 of Billboard’s Top Christian Albums Chart. This followed the success of 2014 album Love Will Have The Final Word, which held Gray’s first No. 1 AC radio hit “With Every Act of Love” – also a Billboard Christian Airplay Top 10 track. With his early records A Way To See In The Dark and Everything Sad Is Coming Untrue, he had five Top 5 singles in a row, including the No. 1 Inspo radio single “Nothing Is Wasted.” Gray has won two ASCAP Performance Awards, for “More Like Falling In Love” and “Good To Be Alive.” He has toured with Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, Third Day, TobyMac, and numerous others, in addition to headlining tours of his own. Audiences are able to experience not only Gray’s musical talent, but the heartfelt way he shares his gifts to support others.


Rob Roozeboom - Speaker

Rob Roozeboom is passionate about helping people find Hope! He’s the founder and president of RISE Ministries, Inc. in Sheldon, Iowa. Rob didn’t let a Muscular Dystrophy diagnosis at age 5 slow his ambitions. By 2005, he and his team launched RiseFest through RISE Ministries. RiseFest is a Christian Music Festival that showcases the nation’s top Christian artists and speakers and hosts more than 18,000 people over 2 days.

In 2020, Rob and the RISE team created a podcast called Enjoying the Journey which features real-life stories of people overcoming adversity through Jesus. Rob has interviewed pro athletes, authors, psychologists, evangelists, pastors, and more. Rob and the team also produce an online video series called, "Stories of Strength," and annual TV broadcasts for Christmas and Good Friday that now reach thousands of people.

Rob is sought out to share his story and bring Jesus’ message of hope to communities, businesses, and prominent events nationwide. In 2001 and 2002, he was featured on the National Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, was named a Goodwill Ambassador for the state of Iowa in 2005, and was named a Service to HumanKind Award recipient by Northwestern College in 2008. He now sits on the Christian Festival Association (CFA) board, continues to grow RiseFest and RISE Ministries, and delivers his message of hope nationwide. Rob currently lives in Sheldon with his wife, Sharla, a kindergarten teacher, and their three kids: son, Jager (19), and daughters, Riley (16) and Aidan (14).