Six Flags over Georgia prepares for Christian music festival on April 6
by Sally Litchfield
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Christian rock band Kutless will join Skillet, Family Force 5, For King & Country and We As Human in the Southern Star Amphitheater at Six Flags on April 6 for a Christian music festival. <br> Special to the MDJ
Christian rock band Kutless will join Skillet, Family Force 5, For King & Country and We As Human in the Southern Star Amphitheater at Six Flags on April 6 for a Christian music festival.
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Get ready to rock at Six Flags over Georgia. On April 6, the 100-acre theme park will conduct its new Christian music festival — Rock the Flags —featuring big name Christian bands.

“(Rock the Flags) is a fun, family friendly concert for people to take a break from life and get out and hopefully be encouraged and rock out,” said Nick DePartee, guitarist of the five-member band Kutless that will perform that evening.

Kutless will join Skillet, Family Force 5, For King & Country and We As Human in the Southern Star Amphitheater inside the park. Rock the Flags attendees can enjoy a full day at the park before the concert.

DePartee said the meaning of Kutless is that, “We believe Jesus died on the cross for our sins. He took all the shame, all the punishment that we deserved. He took it on himself leaving us Kutless, leaving us blameless in return. He took all that for us. For us, we’re Kutless because of what Christ did for us on the cross.”

“That is our everything. That is our belief. So anytime that question comes up we have a chance to explain our hearts and what we believe in from the get go,” the Portland, Ore., resident explained.

Kutless started as a worship band at Warner Pacific College in Portland. As it grew, members began writing their own music.

“All of us have been big fans of rock music. (Kutless) naturally morphed into a rock band,” DePartee said.

Six months after forming, Kutless was discovered by Tooth & Nail Records. Though success may have come quickly, the band has not lost sight of its Christian mission. One way is through the Kutless Military Mission Project, started through Samaritan’s Purse where the band gives away limited number of show tickets to active military and their spouses for free. “We really feel called to help the military in any way we can,” DePartee said. Visit www.kutless.com\kmmp for more information.

Kutless will also donate a percentage of merchandise sales to Operation Heal Our Patriots, which has a retreat center in Alaska for soldiers and spouses.

The 6 Flags evening of rock and worship will appeal to young people as well as families. “There is something for everyone. It’s an event for families to come together and enjoy together as a family,” DePartee said.

“(Rock the Flags) is just great to see families to enjoy a day together. It’s going to be a good night all the way around,” DePartee said.

Six Flags is located at 275 Riverside Pkwy SW, in Austell.

Tickets are required to attend Rock the Flags. To purchase tickets, visit www.rocktheflags.com.
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