The K-LOVE Fan Awards Weekend is truly an unforgettable experience. Once you go, you’re guaranteed to make it an annual tradition. This year’s event is happening May 27-29, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. The sprawling Gaylord Opryland Resort sets the scene for three days of fan-centric activities, and the hotel’s new indoor/outdoor waterpark, SoundWaves, offers a great way to cool off in between concerts. The exciting multi-day experience culminates in Christian music’s biggest night as fans gather at the historic Grand Ole Opry House for a spectacular awards show. Whether you’re a rookie or a K-LOVE Fan Awards regular, here are five reasons you should pack your bags and head to Music City for 2022’s edition of the K-LOVE Fan Awards Weekend.
1. It’s your chance to meet your favorite artists.
From meet and greets to Q&As and red carpets, the K-LOVE Fan Awards Weekend provides a rare opportunity to hang with the artists you hear on the radio. It’s your chance to high-five @TobyMac, snap a selfie with @Lauren Daigle, or chat it up with @Casting Crowns. Christian authors, actors and athletes also get in on the fun. In addition, fans can meet the DJs they hear on K-LOVE every single day. While the ways in which you get to engage with artists change slightly from year to year, one thing is certain: You will leave with more memories than your Instagram can hold.
2. Friday night’s Kick-Off Concert serves up extended sets from big names.
What better way to kick off the K-LOVE Fan Awards Weekend, than with a full-on concert?! The weekend gets underway as fans gather in the hotel ballroom for an evening of substantial sets from some familiar faces. While the awards show itself presents anywhere from 15-20 different performances, the Kick-Off Concert gives you all the hits and some deep cuts from artists you know and love. Lauren Daigle, @for KING & COUNTRY, @Switchfoot, @Zach Williams, @NEEDTOBREATHE and @We The Kingdom are just a few entertainers who have graced the stage for the Fan Awards Kick-Off Concert in previous years.
3. Saturday’s Songwriter’s Showcase strips it down to the stories behind the songs.
A true highlight of the entire event, the Songwriter’s Showcase is hosted by @Steven Curtis Chapman. Over the course of a few hours, Chapman emcees a songwriter’s round—a Nashville tradition. One by one, each artist gets their turn in the spotlight to share a few acoustic songs and the stories behind them, giving fans a glimpse into the creative process. Special guests like @Amy Grant, @Vince Gill and more have been known to pop up at what has become many fans’ favorite moment of the whole weekend.
4. Fan-voted nominees lead worship on Sunday morning.
You sing their songs every week at church, but what would it be like to be led in worship by the artist best known for stewarding the song? Fans get to find out at the K-LOVE Fan Awards Weekend as some of the most respected names in Christian music lead Sunday morning worship. @Natalie Grant, @Elevation Worship and @Cory Asbury have all been a part of this exclusive worship experience in the past.
5. You pick the winners.
As the only fan-voted awards show in Christian music, the K-LOVE Fan Awards are the pinnacle of the weekend, capping three days of non-stop fun. From one-of-a-kind collaborations to first-time performances of brand new music, the K-LOVE Fan Awards offers surprises around every corner. And the best part? You get to choose the winners. From Male and Female Artist of the Year to Song of the Year, fans decide who will walk away with the big ‘K’ at the end of the night. To date, for KING & COUNTRY is the most awarded artist in K-LOVE Fan Awards history. Will they continue their winning streak in 2022? You get to decide.
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