T.D. Jakes Brings Largest U.S. Inspirational Festival Home to Dallas MegaFest's Life-Changing Events, Concerts and Film Festival to Draw 50,000 Global Attendees
DALLAS - More than 50,000 attendees from some 40 countries will descend upon Dallas for MegaFest, hosted by T.D. Jakes, from August 29 to 31. The three-day festival is making its triumphant return to the United States for the first time since 2006 and will be held at the Dallas Convention Center, American Airlines Center and other venues throughout the city. This supersized event marries four of Jakes' most popular conferences: ManPower, Woman Thou Art Loosed, MegaYouth and MegaKidz with a plethora of entertainment, business and other inspirational features for the entire family.
Joel and Victoria Osteen will headline the event along with Jakes. Other nationally known speakers and guests include Bishop I. V. Hilliard, Dr. Jasmin Sculark, Dr. Marvin Sapp, Pastor Sheryl Brady, Dr. E. Dewey Smith and Pastor Chris Durso. Dubbed 'America's largest inspirational festival,' leading voices of faith, commerce and entertainment will headline MegaFest. The event will draw men, women and youth with real-world messages of hope and purpose.
"Big things happen in Dallas! We're serving up a Texas-sized inspirational festival, unlike anything this region has ever seen or experienced before," said Jakes. "We are taking ManPower and Woman Thou Art Loosed to a new level, and people that have attended any of our signature events in the past will be blown away by the life changing experience we've got in store for them at MegaFest 2013."
Whether attending as a family or as an individual, MegaFest will feature a personalized, tailored experience for everyone. MegaFest's four signature events include:
- ManPower - A high-energy experience of powerful teaching, worship and personal reflection, ManPower is an event for men of all backgrounds to hear from major sports figures, entertainers and world leaders about building a purpose-filled life.
- Woman Thou Art Loosed - Focused on women seeking answers and spiritual guidance, Woman Thou Art Loosed will feature appearances by nationally recognized entertainers and is comprised of talk sessions, powerful preaching, inspirational teaching and worship to encourage and inspire.
- MegaYouth - Featuring popular youth-focused entertainers and speakers, MegaYouth will provide an exciting, dynamic and entertaining forum for young people to find answers and encouragement and to enjoy an energized experience of faith, purpose and community.
- MegaKidz - MegaKIDZ is an unforgettable journey and adventure crafted just for children to give them a memorable MegaFest experience in a secure environment.
"It doesn't matter who you are or where you are in life, everyone is looking for answers, and MegaFest is the place to find them," said Jakes. "Whether you come on your own or with family and friends, one thing is for sure: people attending MegaFest will find joy, fun, great music, encouraging community and powerful messages of inspiration, hope and purpose."
Tickets for the three-day men's and women's conferences are $50 per person, while three-day admission to the youths' and children's conferences are $20 per person; discount family and group packages are available as well. Convenient online registration is available at https://donate.paymentpage.com/tdjakes/megafest/.
MegaFest has welcomed more than 700,000 attendees since its inception in 2004. Past speakers and performers have included Aretha Franklin, Will Smith, Steve Harvey, Dave Ramsey and Cirque du Soleil. This is the first time for MegaFest to be hosted in Dallas.
Registration for MegaFest is currently open. For more information, or to register, visit www.mega-fest.com.
With the largest urban arts district in the United States, 13 entertainment districts, an array of high-end hotels and restaurants, and some of the best shopping in the Southwest, Dallas is the number one visitor and leisure destination in Texas and the perfect summer getaway. Its world-class sporting venues, amusement parks and southern hospitality make it second to none and the perfect venue for MegaFest.
About T.D. Jakes
T.D. Jakes is the founder of the for-profit T.D. Jakes Enterprises, through which he employs his aptitudes as author, songwriter and playwright. A prolific author of more than 30 books, T.D. Jakes has numerous best sellers, including, Before You Do: Making Great Decisions That You Won't Regret (Atria, 2009), and Reposition Yourself(Atria, 2008), both of which reached No. 3 on The New York Times Best Sellers list. Reposition Yourself remained on the list for 23 weeks, and spent 20 weeks on USA Today's best sellers list. In January 2009, Sony Pictures released Not Easily Broken, Jakes' second novel to have been made into a motion picture. Not Easily Broken ranked No. 9 nationally during opening week. His theater company, Touchdown Concepts, created and produced plays that were popular throughout the nation. Furthermore, Jakes' music label Dexterity Sounds, has produced many music projects, including the GRAMMY® Award-winning A Wing and a Prayer.
Bishop Jakes is also founder and senior pastor of the legendary 30,000-member Dallas-based church, The Potter's House. In a short number of years, his motivating messages have reached the world through best-selling books, award-winning music, critically acclaimed plays and record-breaking events. Named by Time magazine as "America's Best Preacher," Bishop Jakes' message of healing and restoration is unparalleled, transcending cultural and denominational barriers within the church and beyond.
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