Spirit West Coast is the largest and only multiple-day, camping oriented, Christian music festival in the (southern) west coast region of the United States. The mid-summer festival ranks as one of the premier Christian music festivals in the country, drawing fans from many states, especially California, Arizona, and Nevada. The “unique visitor” attendance is typically over 20,000 breaking down to approximately 8,000 per day. Spirit West Coast – Monterey debuted in 1997 at the Laguna Seca Recreation Area, located in the Central Coast region of California. 2013 marks year sixteen for the Monterey event and many Christian music insiders claim the Monterey festival is the absolute highest-quality Christian festival in the country. Beginning in 2004 an annual Southern California festival was presented in San Diego County, providing Christian music fans from Southern California and the Southwest (Arizona, Nevada) a closer opportunity to experience the same dynamic combination of music and ministry enjoyed by thousands in Monterey. Each festival has its own nuance and character, so it’s not surprising that many people have attended both events. The ministry’s current plan is to stage a Central Coast and Southern California events on alternating years with the next Southern California event in 2014. Spirit West Coast features concerts by many of the top artists in the encouraging genre of Christian music. Beyond the music, the event features contemporary Bible and life application teaching by well-known and gifted speaker/teachers, camping for thousands, action sports and games, shopping, exhibitors and food vendors; all staged in a county fair atmosphere. Over 50 artists are appearing presenting a variety of music styles on 6-8 performance stages. As of 2013 there has been:
- 23 festivals (15 in Monterey, 8 in So Cal) with an accumulative attendance of over 500,000.
- Over 10,000 first time salvations and rededications; verifying SWC’s eternal impact for the Kingdom of God.
- 11,000 child sponsorships through Compassion International, not just a push-back on poverty but instigating spiritual new-births in countries around the world.
Join with thousands as they celebrate faith in Jesus Christ in 2013. God does great things when His people come together.
Spirit West Coast is a non-profit, ministry organization. The Spirit West Coast festival is produced by Celebration Concerts of San Jose, California.