Welcome to Praisestock

An annual outdoor live Christian music festival highlighting outreach in the community.

Community Worship Service

2023 Praisestock results for the donations show:
Praisestock (for continuing operations): $741.oo
Food For The Hungry: $1000.00

We’re gearing up for the 2024 event now. If you’d like to help, contact one of the organizers or message us through Facebook or email sycamoredave@gmail.com


Praisestock 2024 is Sunday August 18, 2024. 

Praisestock begins at 10 a.m. with a Community Worship Service. A love offering taken during the service will be donated to Food For The Hungry for its 2024 food drive. Contributions will also be accepted to support the ongoing ministry of Praisestock. From noon to 6:00PM, bands and worship teams will continue the worship event. This family-friendly event will include children’s’ activities, offer food from local vendors, and, feature more activities and opportunities to learn about Praisestock, sponsoring churches, Food For The Hungry and some of the programs receiving funding.

2024 Lineup

10:00am:   Welcome and Community Worship Service (led by First Church of the Nazarene Worship Team), Love Offering, Communion
11:30am:   Break
12:00pm:   First Church of the Nazarene (Mount Vernon) Worship Team
12:45pm:   Set Free Worship Team
1:45pm:   Salvation Army Worship Team
2:45pm:   Chestnut Ridge
3:45pm:   Covenant Christian Church Worship Team
4:45pm:   Trinity Church Worship Team
5:45pm:   Joint Song (All) to close event. “How Great Thou Art (Until That Day)”
6:00pm:   Closing Comments

Between performances, various Christian-based organizations in the community will be featured in an interview-style format.

Times are tentative and subject to change. Event will proceed rain or shine (but pray for “shine”)

Food vendors will be at Praisestock. To be determined

Exhibitors representing  faith-based organizations throughout Knox County and Central Ohio are invited to discuss their mission and successes, and answer questions. Many will have special treats or activities for the kids too! (Yes, kids are welcome!)

We greatly appreciated your help last year with children’s activities at your tables and hope you will be able to do so again this year. Overall, it was a success in the fact that more parents and children visited your tables and gave a greater sense of what our faith-based community has to offer. Your help last year was phenomenal, and we look forward to seeing you there this year.

As part of our marketing campaign we will highlight your organizations when we have received confirmation that you will be joining us August 18th.

  • Please confirm your attendance with an email to myself (beth.staats@gmail.com) for table reservation & interview schedule.
  • Also email James McLaughlin for marketing/promotion of your entity with our marketing promos (jamesmclaughlinohio@gmail.com). Email James your logo, what your organization does/helps ( a couple paragraphs), website & contact information.
  • Also, we would relish any assist that you can offer to Praisestock in our planning phases and other areas; such as The Welcome Table, Children’s AM corner and set up/tear down. We start at 6am with the set -up, and many hands make light work.
  • If you have any questions, concerns or comments please contact us. We are always looking for volunteers and ideas to improve upon Praisestock for a day of praising our Lord as a strong community.
Kids Corner

Kids Corner

Praisestock offers fun for the whole family!

*** Plans for the 2024 Childrens Worship are still tentative ***

  • 2024 Praisestock Children’s Corner 10:00 AM – 11:00 Sunday School with Zac Schorro from Salvation Army
    11:00 AM – return to parental units for communion; closing of service.
  • This year Praisestock will not have a supervised children’s corner; children are the responsibility of their parents or legal guardians after the Sunday school program at 11:00.
  • We have several of our Christian Ministry Exhibitors that have brought items for the parents  and children to explore together…highlights include a bounce house, face painting, balloons, coloring books/crayons,
    variety of outdoor games – including Connect 4, corn hole, ring toss, treats, etc. as well as snacks and treats
  • We have approximately 25-30 Christian ministries from our local area displaying highlights of their programs and many will have some form of fun or treats for the kiddos. Please take the time to visit with your children and interact with them; and perhaps learn a bit more about these wonderful local ministries.
  • Praisestock is organized by a group of volunteers. There are many areas in which to plug in and be a part of this day of Worship to our Lord and Savior! If you or your church group would like to chair the Children’s Corner next year or other areas of Praisestock please contact Dave Ewart Executive Chairman at sycamoredave@gmail.com or our Facebook


Ariel-Foundation Park
Located in Mount Vernon, Ohio, the park is a stunning 250-acre example of adaptive reuse, created on the former site of a glass-making factory.


Ariel Foundation Park

Ariel Foundation Park
Schnormeier Event Center
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050



Praisestock 2024 could not be possible without the support of these churches.

  • This list is being developed right now. Your church or organization can get in the action by contacting us ASAP. Dave Ewart: 740.627.7440 or sycamoredave@gmail.com or Ben Staats: 740-501-5480

Thank you for your generous donations to help this event happen!

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