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!
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. Registration is now closed!
PERFORMANCE TIME IS LIMITED SO REGISTER EARLY TO SECURE YOUR SPOT!
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.
WHERE: Appletime Stage
EVENT CHAIRS: Bryce Pitlick & Wes Henson
Hospitality Partners: I AM Java Coffee House
REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 8th!
For questions, please contact Bryce Pitlick
Bench seating available - lawn chairs are strongly encouraged
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!