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Sonshine finishes second full day

WILLMAR -- High temperatures Friday didn't stop Sonshiners from enjoying the festival to its fullest.

The second day of the 29th annual Sonshine music festival offered with a diverse line-up of artists, including concerts from big-name bands Superchick, the O.C. Supertones and the David Crowder Band.

Friday ended with a performance by the newsboys, a band that has been representing the Christian music genre for 25 years. The band has been nominated for four Grammy awards and 24 Dove awards, one of the highest honors given to Christian bands.

"They're pretty epic," said 12-year-old Kayla Benson, from Buffalo. "I really like their music."

After the newsboys performed, the festival also showed the movie "Evan Almighty," starring Steve Carell, on the two jumbo screens by the Main Stage. This was the first year the festival had showed a late-night movie.

During the day, high temperatures and little wind had people consuming lots of water and ducking into the Civic Center between concerts to get away from the heat.

Benson and her friend, 12-year-old Cassie Beaudin from Montrose, said they went inside to cool off "after almost every concert."

The three-day event finishes today with performances by Thousand Foot Krutch and Skillet on the Main Stage. For a complete schedule of performers, visit www.sonshinefestival. com.

Ashley White

Ashley White is the community content coordinator for the West Central Tribune. Follow her on Twitter @Ashley_WCT.

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