The Cantinas Ranch Foundation will embark on its second annual Cantinas Music Festival on August 24, 2013, featuring three-time Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum selling artist Michael W. Smith, Grammy nominated vocalist Francesca Battistelli with Jason Castro from American Idol, and a special performance from The Groovaloos.

The highly anticipated event will be held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, Calif. General Admission tickets are available for $35 and Premiere seating for $100 at

Cantinas Ranch Foundation is a non-profit 501( c )( 3 ) entity whose mission is to encourage talented Christian teen and college-level artists to promote healthy family values and interaction. Last year’s debut festival was a sold-out success drawing over 5,000 attendees who gathered together to engage in a full day of festivities and be entertained by multi-platinum selling band MercyMe, Newsboys, Building 429 and breakout artist Kylie Rose.

“Knocking on Heavens door once again on August 24, 2013, we hope you join us in seeking His presence and impacting families, future leaders and the community for the glory of God,” says Wendy Hughes, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Cantinas Ranch Foundation.

The 2013 Cantinas Music Festival will kick off at 12 noon on Saturday with performances on the WaterMusic Stage from The Adventures of Rodeo & Juliet, CIRCLESiGHT, God Squad Dance Crew, tapper Hayley Mac and RayLynn Records artist, Kyle Sherman. The Embassador Skateboarders, LA Fashion Trucks, the Kids GodSpell Zone with arts & crafts and Cantinas Ranch Marketplace are just a few features among the boundless list of family friendly activities. The headlining acts will take the main stage at 6pm PT.

To coincide with this year’s music festival, Cantinas Ranch Foundation will once again host its annual Worship Song Talent Contest where contestants will have the opportunity to compete and win a $2,000 grand prize and a recording contract with RayLynn Records. Finalists will be chosen to perform in front of an all-star panel of judges including actress/singer Chynna Phillips, Nashville recording artist Mark Collie and Pattie Mallette, author and mother of superstar Justin Bieber. Additional details for the 2013 contest can be found at All submissions to enter the Worship Song Talent Contest must be received by midnight on August 12, 2013.

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