Three South Dakota cities are competing to host LifeLight, an annual Christian musical festival that draws 130,000 attendees.
For the past five years, the Labor Day festival has been held on 160 acres near Sioux Falls, according to an article in the Sioux Falls Argus-Leader. LifeLight CEO Alan Greene announced the festival needed a new site after crowds overwhelmed the grounds in September.
LifeLight has narrowed its choices to sites in Sioux Falls, Mitchell, and Yankton. Greene said the organization hopes to reach a decision by the end of November.
“We would love to host LifeLight in Mitchell,” says Hannah Walters, director of the Mitchell Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Honestly, we consider it an honor and a thrill to even be considered. This opportunity is a huge compliment to our community.”
Yankton officials would like to attract the festival to the scenic community on the Missouri River, says Doug Russell, Yankton’s city manager. “We think that we could provide an excellent backdrop for the festival,” he said.