There will be music, worship and the opportunity for dining under the stars in at the Historic Folsom Amphitheater on this a Saturday, Sept. 9, all in celebration of Powerhouse Ministries, a three decades strong Folsom nonprofit that has dedicated countless hours to helping others in some of their darkest times. It’s the Light Up the Dark Music Festival and tickets are already on sale.  


The event not only will benefit Powerhouse Ministries as one of the organization’s major annual fundraisers, it is also another part of their 30th year celebration year that will commence in November as they hit a milestones of helping others for 31 straight years. 

Powerhouse Ministries is a Christian based nonprofit organization which strives to “inspire and empower people to rise above their circumstances, change their lives and impact their community,” according to its mission statement. The organization helps those struggling with addiction, abuse and poverty and helps them transform their lives for the better. 


“When I first came here to Powerhouse, I never intended on staying that long. I figured I would move on to build something else; that’s what we do in ministry,” said Nancy Atchley, executive director and lead pastor of Powerhouse as she stood before a gracious crowd at the 2022 event.  “Here we are, 30 years later and it has been so amazing. Thanks to this great community, we are able to continue to help so many people change their lives for the better. We are so grateful.”

The Sept. 9 event features a collection of talented area bands and sure to provide a night entertainment that spectators can imerse themselves. Among those scheduled to perform are the Sky Kings who have added special guest Carlos Reyes to the roster. Hipper Than Hip will be performing along with Lando Collective. 


“This is a pretty cool line up artists we have this year, said Bill Walsh, who co-produces the event with Powerhouse Ministries as well as performs with one of the bands in the line-up. “We’ve got everything from southern rock, classic rock country rock, a 14-piece band that has five horns and four singers, the Tower of Power sound and a world class violinist. It’s really a diverse range of artists and should be one our best concerts yet.”

Tickets are $25 for adults for the event, a bargain considering the number of entertainers on stage and all being for a great cause. Children 12 and under are free with adults. Pizza will be available at the event provided by BJ’s Brewhouse of Folsom. The proceeds from the ticket sales will help Powerhouse Ministries help others end their battle with addiction, poverty and abuse

The event will take place from 7 to 10 pm. at the Zittel Family Amphitheater at 200 Wool Street in Historic Folsom. Tickets are expected to sell fast and can be purchased ONLINE HERE.  For more information or to learn more about Powerhouse Ministries visit them at

Bill Sullivan
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