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RiseFest Postponed to 2021

Concerning RiseFest 2020 and COVID-19

SHELDON, Iowa— RISE Ministries has announced today that RiseFest 2020 is now postponed until 2021. RiseFest is more than music, it’s a mission and last year it brought in over 16,000 people from over 28 different states. RiseFest is an experience where strangers become your friends, where your friends become your family, and a modified version would not have been the same RiseFest that everyone knows and loves.

RiseFest is a two-day Christian Music Festival that features thought provoking speakers, seminars, Kids Zone, Tween Area, Youth Area, Merch Tents, camping, and the nation’s top rated Christian artists.

“We are heartbroken” said President and Founder of RISE Ministries, Rob Roozeboom, “but after hours of brainstorming and discussion with staff, our board, and local Health Departments we have decided that we cannot, in good faith, proceed with RiseFest 2020. We are devastated that we can’t fulfill our mission and realize that there are going to be so many disappointed people."



To roll tickets over to RiseFest 2021
If you would like your ticket to roll over to RiseFest 2021,  you don't have to do anything.

Donate your ticket to finish the Stage
Send us an email to and let us know that you would like to donate your tickets for RiseFest 2020 to finishing the stage. This means the cost of your 2020 ticket will be donated and you will have to re-purchase tickets for RiseFest 2021.

If you would like a refund on your ticket, you will have 20 days from July 16 to request a refund by emailing If you have not requested a refund by August 4th, your ticket will roll over to RiseFest 2021. 



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The world is chaotic right now and we want to spread hope. We want to be a light in dark places. We want to show love and help others. When you buy a HOPE LIVES T-shirt, sweatshirt or sign you'll be doing just that - spreading hope, being a light, loving and helping others. Why, because all the proceeds of the T-shirt sales will go to help Upper Des Moines Opportunity Inc., The Sheldon Mobile Food Bank and RiseFest. 

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