'Crown of Thorns Fest' is an annual Christian Rock Festival held at Pioneer Park, in Billings MT (one of the many beautiful parks withing the city of Billings) The Festival is and always has been 100% FREE & OPEN to the public, and is sponsered by 'Project 22:9' , a Christian non-profit Organization. The Festival features some of the hottet and rising Christian bands (primarily Rock Genre) locally as well as nation wide. Some of the past lineups have included, Bayless, Disciple, Relent, Spoken, The Protest, Whitecross & Zahna.
Crown of Thorns Fest was started by 3 friends who became acquainted over 15 years ago who saw the need to reach out to a lost, and hopeless wolrd with the love & good news of Jesus Christ. It seemed only natural since each one of them had their own 'life changing' experience from an encounter with the Savior. Not that their lives became perfect, but more importantly their lives became of greater value to themselves as they experienced the forgivenss of a Savior who paid the ultimate price to set them free from their bondage to sin and its daily destruction. 'If we confess our sins he is faithful & just to forgive us our sins & cleanse us from all unrighteousness', I Jonh 1:9. It is this 'free gift' that they want others to experience, as it is written, 'if the son sets you free, you will be free indeed' John 8:36. They invite you to join them our their journey into following the footsteps of a loving Savior 'who came not to be served, but to serve & to give his life as a ransom for others', Mark 10:45 .