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Posted: Saturday, August 4, 2007 12:00 am

The opening act for this year’s Rock the Desert Christian music festival is Dan Brown Jr.

Receiving the most online votes for Rock the Desert’s 2007 New Artist Contest, Dan Brown Jr. takes center stage to open this year’s music festival.

Based out of St. Louis, Brown and his band play Christian rock tunes at high volume with a strong godly message. His classic acoustic sets provide a more intimate feel for listeners.

Brown leads the band with his voice and guitar, James Cantrell plays drums, Jay Powers plays piano and Dustin Abell plays bass guitar.

Brown goes on at 4:15 p.m. today.

WANT TO GO?

>> Rock the Desert ELEV8 2007 is today and Saturday at 2000 N. FM 1788.

>> Tickets are $25 at the gate and include all concerts for both days.

>> Call 697-4548.

The following schedule of events is posted:

Today

>> 3 p.m.: Gates open.

>> 4 p.m.: Welcome and national anthem.

>> 4:15 p.m.: Dan Brown Jr.

>> 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Games open.

>> 5 p.m.: Shawn McDonald.

>> 6:30 p.m.: Hawk Nelson.

>> 8 p.m.: Joe White.

>> 9:15 p.m.: BarlowGirl.

>> 10:30 p.m.: Chris Tomlin.

>> 11:45 p.m.: Gates close.

Saturday

>> 10 a.m.: Gates open.

>> 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Games open.

>> 1:15 p.m.: Welcome and national anthem.

>> 1:30 p.m.: Simple Earth.

>> 2 p.m.: Hit the Ground Running.

>> 3 p.m.: Manic Drive.

>> 4:15 p.m.: Warren Barfield.

>> 5:30 p.m.: Family Force 5.

>> 7 p.m.: Emery.

>> 8:30 p.m.: Todd Agnew.

>> 10 p.m.: Kutless.

>> Shawn McDonald, Brock Gill, Tim Byrne, Crimson Soul, Manic Drive and Hit the Ground Running will perform at various times Saturday in the Teen Tent.

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