Proceeds from the musical extravaganza will benefit philanthropist Sir Bruno Serato’s efforts to feed O.C. children

By Staff     7/28/2017

The Diocese of Orange has announced the lineup for its second annual signature music festival, Christ Fest, scheduled for Sept. 9 on the campus of Christ Cathedral. In an effort to include the wider diocesan community, this year’s event adds Festival De Cristo, a Latin Christian music festival on the evening of Sept. 8. 

The main event will feature top Christian artists including Shane & Shane, Rush of Fools, Ike Ndolol, Las Siervas, Jimi Cravity, and Adam Bitter. Festival De Cristo’s performers include Mariachi Sol De Mexico, Son by Four, Barbara Padilla and mariachis, and Las Siervas. 

“Given the resounding response from last year’s event, we are thrilled to bring back Christ Fest in 2017,” said Bishop Kevin Vann. “We are excited with this year’s lineup and the addition of Festival De Cristo, and welcome all to celebrate our faith through a day of music and fellowship.”  

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the Christ Fest 2017 site at rcbo.org/christfest2017. A portion of the proceeds from this year’s event will support CNN Hero, chef and owner of the White House Restaurant, and philanthropist Sir Bruno Serato’s efforts to feed thousands of children in Orange County every day through the Caterina’s Club, from the kitchens of Christ Cathedral. 

“We are so grateful for Sir Bruno Serato’s dedication to ensuring the children in our community don’t go to bed hungry,” said Bishop Vann. “We want him to continue to be able to feed 3,000 kids a day and are happy to be honoring and supporting him in this way.”  

The ecumenical event brings the local and regional community together for a celebration of the Christian faith through diverse food, chart-topping musical artists and a beer garden featuring Orange County microbreweries.  


September 8, 2017 

6:30 p.m. Mariachi Sol De Mexico 

6:30 p.m. Mass in Arboretum on Christ Cathedral campus 

7:10 p.m. Marian Procession to concert venue  

7:10 p.m. Barbara Padilla and Mariachi Sol De Mexico 

7:35 p.m. Barbara Padilla and Mariachi Sol De Mexico 

8:15 p.m. Son by 4 

9:15 p.m. Siervas  

10 p.m. Concert ends  


September 9, 2017 

2 p.m. Gates Open/Food/Beer Gardens  

3 p.m. Jimmy Cravity 

4 p.m. Adam Bitter 

5 p.m. Las Siervas 

6 p.m. Ike Ndolo 

7 p.m. Rush of Fools  

8 p.m. Shane and Shane 

9 p.m. Mac Powell from Third Day 

10 p.m. Concert Ends