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      Promiseland Music Fest is another success


      Thousands of people packed Greater Ottumwa Park Friday and Saturday for the second ever Promiseland Music Festival.

      The event features motivational speakers and over 20 bands performing various genres of non-denominational Christian music played on two stages. Included in that group of performers was "Piercing the Darkness" featured on KTVO's continuing â??Faces of Faith" series several weeks ago. Organizers of the music festival say their goal is to bring a message of hope and faith through entertainment and music, especially to those who feel like there is none.

      One of the headlining bands "Thousand Foot Crutch" is known nationwide, and will perform on the main stage from 9:30-10:30 p.m Saturday night.

      â??With the music we have 26 bands, and we have tons of kids entertainment, kids ministries, kids activities, barn door tram rides, food vendors, all sorts of wonderful things--everything for the whole family,â?? Nathan Grooms, Promiseland Fest Founder said.

      Grooms started Promise Land Fest in 2012, which took place in Bloomfield, which turned out to be a great success with 18 bands and around 1,500 people.