Our Great Musical Lineup

Enjoy 2 days of music and fun at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth's Canal Park area, on the shores of beautiful Lake Superior.

Friday, August 4th, 2023

2pm Gates Open


Derek Charles Johnson is a Christ-follower, worship leader, blogger, and songwriter residing in Spring Hill, Tennessee.  His musical style blends acoustic-driven and synth-laden melodies alongside warm, rich vocals.  His newest single "Pray" will be available for streaming and download in 2019.   

Derek’s entry into music and ministry was not typical.  Born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota, he first attended school to become a pharmacist.  After several years working in healthcare, he realized God had been placing a burden on his heart for ministry.  In 2009, he went back to school to focus on a worship minister degree.  Upon graduating, Derek spent 7 years on staff as a worship pastor in South Dakota.  During that time, he recorded his first full-length album “Carry On” with producer Tommee Profitt (Capitol CMG).  The album has led to several opportunities to lead worship and perform in live settings including music festivals and various churches across the country.   

Now having moved to Tennessee, Derek and his family are following a call they believe God has placed on their hearts.  Derek states, “My goal is to tell people about the love of Jesus and use music as a way to draw people to Him.  After being in vocational ministry, I believe God is calling me to step out in faith and use the opportunities I have to point to Him.”  

Derek is gearing up to release new music soon, having recorded several individual singles with producer Jay Speight (Bottle Rockit Productions).  "I know every artist says this, but I believe these new songs are the best work I've done and I've asked God to bring about His perfect will throughout this process.  I cannot wait to release these songs and am excited about the doors God is opening!"   


Allie Crummy is a singer/songwriter based in Des Moines, Iowa. She has a passion for expressing her faith through music, and has served in her local community, regularly leading worship for over 15 years. In her songwriting, she is contemplative - a deep thinker who is well versed in and routinely inspired by Scripture. She does not write superficial or surface-level lyrics; rather her songs reflect the tension between what she believes to be true about God, contrasted with what she sees happening in the world around her, and hopefully will leave the listener with a thought or question to ponder.

Allie studied Music Education at Drake University, where she received a classical, conservatory-like education in vocal music. It was there that she stretched herself more as a vocalist, and learned to appreciate the wide variety of singing styles. Her own singing style is mostly a mixture of pop and soul, and is always brimming with emotion. Allie plays the piano and guitar, and is always working to add more instruments to that list (mandolin and banjo are in the works!). You can hear her musical influences come out in her writing - from blues to bluegrass to classical - but in all of her music, she loves to include honest lyrics that point to greater truths about God and finding hope in Him, baked into melodies that are fun to sing.

4:15pm - MADDIE REY

Maddie Rey is a 23 year old Christian Recording Artist, Youth Speaker, Author Performer, Dancer, Actress, YouTuber, and overall Influencer. Her music is right on point with today’s generation. Her pop, hip hop, rock, style is packed with powerhouse vocals, licks of rap verses, catchy hooks, and a heart of worship. Through her sound and style she also layers her songs with lyrics such as “It’s not a performance, It’s not about me, It’s about a generation coming to the King”. Maddie Rey’s ultimate goal is to lead a generation to the throne of God where they can encounter Him and experience Him like never before! 

In Maddie’s live performances, she gives her audience a performance they will never forget! As a hip hop dancer, rapper, and singer, Maddie Rey’s performance definitely has the wow factor and is topped off with extreme high-energy that keeps her audience fully engaged and involved. Maddie Rey is definitely coming on the scene with a new passion and energy to engage God in praise and worship. 

5:15pm - (TBA)

7:00pm - (TBA)


One of the most enduring and highly decorated bands in the CCM community, Casting Crowns is a Grammy- and Dove Award-winning collective founded and led by youth pastor Mark Hall. Characterized by searing guitar work, uplifting melodies, and super-sized production, the band has won over secular audiences as well as believers via acclaimed LPs like The Altar and the Door (2007), Come to the Well (2011), The Very Next Thing (2016), and Scars in Heaven (2021). Since emerging in the late '90s, Casting Crowns have sold over ten million albums and dominated Christian radio via chart-topping singles like "Lifesong," "Until the Whole World Hears," and "Courageous."

The band formed in 1999 as a student worship group in Daytona Beach, Florida. Led by singer, songwriter, and youth pastor Mark Hall, the group's initial lineup also included violinist Melodee DeVevo and a pair of guitarists, Juan DeVevo and Hector Cervantes. The musicians relocated to McDonough, Georgia in 2001 and expanded their lineup by adding bassist Chris Huffman, keyboardist Megan Garrett, and drummer Andy Williams. This augmented version of Casting Crowns released two independent albums, both of which were well-received in the Atlanta area. One of the albums then found its way into the hands of Mark Miller, lead singer for the country group Sawyer Brown, who was struck by Casting Crowns' driving pop/rock style plus Hall's vocal delivery of his hard-hitting but devout songs. Miller signed Casting Crowns to his fledgling Beach Street Records, a division of Reunion Records with distribution by the Provident Label Group, and took the group into the studio along with co-producer Steven Curtis Chapman, himself a popular artist on the CCM musical scene.

Saturday, August 5th, 2022

Noon - Gates Open


Taylor Marshall is a pop and worship artist from Long Island. Currently based in the Twin Cities, Taylor travels full time as of January 2020. Many of the songs on his debut album were co-written with other talented artists such as Jonathan Lee, Corey Voss, Jeff Deyo, Stephen Witt, and Sam Rodriguez. Taylor wrote on the title track Always Remain (Live) of North Central University Worship Live's 2017 album. This song has been sung all over the world, and became an anthem for the University. A studio version of Always Remain is on Taylor's debut album. This song led to multiple amazing opportunities, including working with producer and artist Ben Gowell on his first studio project.

Coming into 2022, Taylor is releasing 12 singles - one each month of the year. Be on the look out for a wide variety of songs as he plants one foot in the pop world, and the other in worship.


Winona Avenue first introduced themselves at the beginning of 2019 as a mix of alternative rock and synth pop. From Indianapolis, Indiana, Winona Avenue is a two-piece band featuring brothers Daniel Deputy and David Deputy. Inspired by 2000s pop punk and 2010s pop rock, frontman Daniel Deputy writes catchy melodies along with uplifting lyrics.

In 2021, Winona Avenue released their self-titled debut album on digital platforms. The album’s sound is characterized by electric guitars and synthesizers along with lyrics that revolve around themes of positivity, encouragement, and hope. “I choose to write music that can encourage the listener,” says Daniel. “If I didn’t write lyrics that could make a positive difference in the listener’s life, then I’d feel as if I was doing a disservice to the listener. I believe in building others up instead of tearing others down, and music is a tool that can serve this purpose.”


The Scally Brothers are a dynamic duo from Toledo, OH composed of Jacob and Zach Scally. From an early age they developed a passion for their faith and love of music. In the summer of 2019, the brothers launched their first national tour that stopped in nearly twenty states across the United States of America at various churches, camps, festivals, and fairs. Since then, they have traveled the U.S. sharing their heart for Youth Ministry and Young Adults. 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 bible verse that is modeled for the duo comes from the book of Philippians.

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).

3:45pm - (TBA)

5:15 - (TBA)

7:00 - (TBA)

9:00pm - CROWDER

A Texas-based CCM singer/songwriter known for his wide-ranging fusion of pop, rock, folk, electronic, bluegrass, and hip-hop, David Crowder rose to success in the early 2000s as the leader of the praise & worship group David Crowder Band. Over the next decade, the band racked up numerous Dove Awards for their inspirational rock sound, releasing popular albums like Illuminate (2003), Remedy (2007), and Give Us Rest (2012). Rebranding in 2012 simply as Crowder, the singer launched an equally successful, though more stylistically varied, solo career with 2014's Top Ten-charting Neon Steeple. While no stranger to the top of the Christian albums chart, he had first Billboard Hot Christian Songs number one with "Good God Almighty" from his fourth long-player, 2021's Milk & Honey.

Crowder first stepped into the music industry when he realized that over half of the students at Baylor University, a Christian school that he attended in Waco, Texas, were not going to church. He began to actively recruit students for worship services and started writing songs to draw in more young people. He eventually started releasing the songs, leading to his debut album, 2002's Can You Hear Us? The album was released under the name David Crowder Band, as Crowder was joined by guitarists Jack Parker and Jason Solley, drummer Jeremy Bush, bassist Mike Dodson, and electric violinist Mike Hogan. Their sophomore effort, Illuminate, appeared in the fall of 2003 and was followed a year later by The Lime CD, which comprised two earlier live releases (The Green CD and The Yellow CD) that had been given out to fans who had either pre-ordered prior albums or attended various release parties.