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Building 429

HOPE FEST Arizona is excited to announce that BUILDING 429, a GRAMMY® nominated Christian Rock band from Fayetteville, North Carolina, will perform at the 11 Annual HOPE FEST AZ in Prescott, Arizona on Saturday, August 19 at 8PM.

Since the release of its debut album over 20 years ago, Building 429 has garnered widespread popular and critical acclaim, receiving numerous accolades all while delivering lyrically-driven, anthemic hit songs with a consistent message of hope along with high-energy concerts in sold-out venues internationally. The band received a 2013 GRAMMY® nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for We Won’t Be Shaken, which debuted at No.1 on Billboard’s Christian Albums chart and launched the title track to No. 1 at radio. Building 429 also received a 2014 and multiple 2012 “Song of the Year” Billboard Music Awards for “We Won’t Be Shaken” and “Where I Belong” respectively, two BMI “Song of the Year” Awards (“Where I Belong” in 2013 and “Glory Defined” in 2005), a 2014 “Group of the Year” KLOVE Fan Award nomination and a “Best New Artist” GMA Dove Award in 2005. RIAA-certified gold single, “Where I Belong,” further became one of the longest running Christian No. 1’s in Billboard’s history at 15-weeks and has well over 246-million accumulative audience impressions.

As Building 429 frontman singer-songwriter Jason Roy will bring “Fear No More,” “Listen To The Sound,” “Blessing I Can't See,” Right Beside You,” “Press On,” “Unashamed,” "Where I Belong" and so many more fan-favorite songs to the Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza on the main stage at 8pm.

“Fear No More,” “Listen To The Sound,” “Blessing I Can't See,” Right Beside You,” “Press On,” “Unashamed,” "Where I Belong" and so many more songs.

The Scally Brothers

Joyful. Energetic. Magnetic. Passionate. Real.

Performing at 5PM on the Hope Fest AZ Main Stage

The Scally Brothers are a dynamic duo composed of Jacob and Zack Scally. From an early age, they developed a passing for their faith and love for music.

In 2023 Jake & Zach are performing all around the United States of America for their seventh national tour. The Scally Brothers strongly believe that their mission is to revive the youth of the Church and bring a new energy to its people.

A bibe verse that is modeled for the duo comes from the book of Phillippians: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phillippians 4:13

"Music- it has the power to brighten someone’s day... do you truly believe it? But when you merge the power of music with the ultimate power of the Gospel, you have the power to change lives forever.”


Performing at 3PM on the Hope Fest AZ Main Stage

The Flock Church Band/Worship Team is a group of professional musicians that the Lord brought together to minister to the congregation of The Flock Church in Prescott Valley, Arizona. The band comprises Pastor Ronnie James on Lead Vocals and Lead Guitar. Pastor Timothy Gaines on Guitar and Vocals, Scott Barritt on Bass and Vocals and Raymond Armes on Drums. All have extensive musical resumes and each one brings their uniqueness and years of experience to the table to form a Union of Saints dedicated to serving the Lord Jesus Christ and His people.

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Sky Daddy & 
The Soggy Bottom Band

Performing at 1PM on the Hope Fest AZ Main Stage

The Soggy Bottom Band is an old-timey gospel bluegrass band from Prescott, Arizona.  Leader, singer, and guitarist Sky "Daddy" Conwell has hand-picked some of Prescott's greatest pickers and singers and "borrowed" them from their other bands and projects in order to form this all-star band.  Recently they performed a nearly sold-out show at Yavapai College, performing the music from the motion picture "Oh Brother Where Art Thou" as characters from the film.  Many years ago, Sky was a worship leader for The Ridge Christian Fellowship, and he is still serving the Lord in many capacities.

The bassist is Cal Greer. Gordi Acri on banjo, Jordan Brambila on fiddle, and Nick Canuel on mandolin. Of course, Sky “Daddy” Conwell on guitar and vocals.

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Kenyon is part of the Noon Opening Ceremony and the 7pm Evening Ceremony on the Hope Fest AZ Main Stage

Kenyon Grey grew up in his dad's church playing bass, acoustic guitar and singing on the worship team. As a local firefighter, Kenyon continued to write and perform music.

Kenyon Grey is a Country, Americana, Rock'n'roll, CCM/AC national recording artist, currently airing on The Country Network!

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US Army
WWII Medal of Honor Recipient
Desmond Doss 

The Demond Doss Foundation Presentation will take place during the 7PM Evening Ceremony.

Mel Gibson’s WWII biopic, “Hacksaw Ridge,” tells the true story of MOH Desmond Doss, who was a conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor. As an unarmed combat medic, MOH Doss rescued at least 75 soldiers wounded on the battlefield while under heavy enemy fire during the brutal battle for a 400-foot-high ridge, the Maeda Escarpment (Hacksaw Ridge), on Okinawa in War World II.


Guided by his faith, particularly the commandment ‘thou shalt not kill’, he never fired a gun. He was scorned by his peers. The Army repeatedly tried to kick him out, but he endured ridicule because he wanted to serve his country. Fellow soldiers who previously scoffed at Desmond’s simple faith and refusal to bear arms – now owed their lives to him.

Desmond Doss was twice awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his bravery for actions in Guam and the Philippines.

Special guests from the Desmond Doss Foundation will be Gabe Videla Chairman, Board of Directors and Jeffrey E. Cordone Acting President, Chairman.

Do you know Doss’s story?

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Worship Painter: Jenna Tipton


Jenna Mae Tipton favours bold and vibrant colors and uses acrylic paint to produce her striking paintings which are rich in colour and texture. Her artwork depicts scenes from her dreams and visions. In addition to her personal projects, she also enjoys working with clients to bring to life their thoughts and ideas.


The inspiration for Jenna’s artwork stems from her Christian faith. “God is my inspiration for life, painting and creating. I strive to shed light on the supernatural world and paint scenes that will cause the viewer to reflect on deeper matters than the physical. Ultimately, I hope people will discover a level of love and hope that can only be found through Jesus Christ.”


Jenna lives with her husband and daughter in Phoenix Arizona.

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Worship Painter: Kristine Monaghan

Kristine Monaghan is a Christian artist based in Surprise, AZ. Her passion is to use her beautiful gift of painting as a way to worship and glorify the King of Kings. Kristine is passionate about creating artwork that speaks of God's incredible love and encourages others to expand the boundaries of their faith. Through her painting and social media, she hopes to help others see themselves as God's masterpiece and fully lean into the plans He has for their lives. 

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