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Faith & Family Night

Wednesday, September 11, 2024 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Formerly the Appletime Gospel Sing, we've reformatted Opening Night of the Festival into Faith & Family Night! Opening on the Appletime Stage with family-friendly and faith-based entertainment, we will be featuring several performers from local churches. To top the night off, we will be introducing a nationally known headlining act!

Rebecca St. James performs on the Appletime Stage during the 2022 Faith & Family Night


Opening for our Headliners, we will be featuring local talent between 6pm and 7pm. Because of time and space limitations, we are only able to accommodate a limited number of performers with recorded backing tracks only. If you or your group would like to participate, click HERE to download information and a paper registration form. You can also register online by clicking HERE. COMING SOON!

2023 Faith & Family Night Headliner

Photo Courtesy of Renee

Renee, an up-and-coming Christian/Pop duo, made waves this past winter, performing across the country with the 2023 Winter Jam Christian Music Festival. Sisters Riley and Rachael Peyton hail from the small southern Illinois town of Enfield, located in White County. Singing together since they were children, they earned a fan in a legendary gospel artist. "The Peyton Sisters," as they were known then, performed and toured with Bill Gaither for many years.

Riley and Rachael share more than just powerhouse vocals and incredible stage presence - they share the same middle name, Renee. Once they began writing their own music, they made the transition from Southern Gospel to Contemporary Christian music, and Renee was born.

Their music, including singles "I Want Out" and "No Limit," are played in regular rotation on Contemporary Christian radio stations. Their most recent single, "Wonderful," gained considerable traction earlier this year after being featured in a viral Tik Tok posted by artist Vanessa Horabuena.

Renee's music can be streamed on all major music platforms.
Apple Music
YouTube Video
YouTube Music
Amazon Music

2023 Faith & Family Night Scheduled Performers

  • Ava Campos - Berean Christian Church
  • Katie Keown - Vine Church
  • FCC Child's Choir - First Christian Church
  • Natalie Crowden - Christ Community Church
  • Doug Barlow, Natalie Crowden, Jasmine McGill - Christ Community Church

WHERE: Appletime Stage

EVENT CHAIRS: Bryce Pitlick & Wes Henson


Hospitality Partners: I AM Java Coffee House


Click HERE to download information
Click HERE to register online (COMING SOON!)


For questions, please contact Bryce Pitlick

Bench seating available - lawn chairs are strongly encouraged

  • No outside food or alcohol
  • No animals in the concessions or Funland areas
  • No skateboards or bicycles
  • Please do not park in or block business or private residence driveways
  • A limited number of Handicapped parking spaces are available in the Regions Bank parking lot after 4pm Wed-Fri and all day Saturday

The Murphysboro Apple Festival has implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing procedures and has added additional handwashing stations and sanitizing stations throughout the Festival grounds. Please follow all recommended guidelines while attending the Festival in order to keep it fun and safe for everyone!

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