June 3-4, 2016
To serve our Communities by providing an outreach geared to the youth and their families that is buzzing with excitement and brings the message of Hope all in one wonderful opportunity.
"Going for the call, reaching beyond the wall"
hours of music
2016 Artists and Speakers
We are currently accepting applications for our 2016 Event!
Please fill out the Artist Application to be considered.Artists and Schedule subject to change.
Listen to the RTP Artist Podcast
Featuring songs from some of the artists that appeared at this past year's festival!
How to get to the festival
Directions from I-65
Take Exit 117 (Hwy 52) to Portland. Go RIGHT on Hwy 52 (East) to downtown Portland. At intersection with Hwy 109 (Broadway) turn LEFT. Continue on Hwy 109 past Market St. and Church St. Turn RIGHT at next intersection/2nd traffic light after turning onto 52 (East), McGlothlin Street. Continue over RR tracts. Turn LEFT at second street, Portland Blvd. Continue on Portland Blvd past Library and Park office. (Richland Park is on the right-hand side) Look for Park Sign and turn RIGHT onto Wiseman. Turn into parking area. Football field just North of parking area. For extra parking, continue on Wiseman to back of park.
Last Summer my friends and I attended Raise the Praise, God had been working in me all weekend through this event. On the last night it hit me like a brick wall, "You say your saved but your not living like a true christian." That night in the middle of a field at Raise the Praise, with Andy Mineo jamming out in the back ground, i gave my life to the Lord! Praise Jesus! I am so thankful for this free event that helped me come to know the Lord in a more personal, intimate way! I cant wait to go back this year and serve! Special thanks to all those who help but on this event and sponsor it, year after year!
Elizabeth – Portland, TN
Our whole family was impacted by Raise The Praise festival
Beth – Cross Plains, TN
We could not believe how this was a free festival. Our family was amazed. Having a family of 6 and being able to find an event like this for free was just awesome. Thank you Raise The Praise, looking forward to next year.
Bandy – Paducah, KY
Thank you RTP for what you do!! Our family had an amazing time at Raise The Praise. Our entire family loved it!! From our 8 year old to our 12 year old, myself and my husband! RTP is more than just festival, it helped us cultivate a deeper walk with God. The excellent speakers and ministry to artists of different styles, kid zone, vendors, there was something for everyone in my family!
Sheila – Murfreesboro TN
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Please check the volunteer application, there you will find all the necessary information for volunteering.
There are applications for food vendors and craft & beauty vendors. Click on the app and it is self explanatory. Fill it out and send it in. Your nominal fee helps to offset the cost of renting the park. We appreciate your participation and encourage our attendees to visit your booths. As a merchant vendor, you will enter the same location as the campers. A sign will be posted for merchant vendors at the road showing directions for entrance.
RTP is a 2 day outdoor event. Blankets and lawn chairs and insect repellant are the best way to go. In the event of rain, come prepared, we will just get wet as we worship!
Times will be announced closer to the date of the event and will be posted on the home page under the schedule heading.
We host the 2 day event the first weekend of June each year. Friday the gates open at 3:00 p.m. for campers and 4:30 p.m. for the general public. Activities end at 10:00 p.m. Friday. Sat. begins at 9:00 a.m. Sat activities go on all day until 10:00 p.m. Check schedule for further information which will be available at a later date.
There will be a large variety of foods available. These include: hamburgers, hotdogs, barbeque, pizza, soft drinks, water, etc. A menu is provided at the welcome center or at check in if you are camping. Breakfast will be available for campers Sat. morning. All food will be purchased by attendees.
You can bring a cooler to RTP if you wish. We would rather you not though. There will be a variety of vendors present who help support this ministry by being there and it is our wish that you support them. It goes without saying, that if you bring a cooler, no alcoholic beverages will be allowed.
- Raise the Praise can't function without a large team of helpers.
- Volunteer Application
- A special area designed to help promote Churches, Christian Colleges and Wellness Providers.
- Premier Village Application
- RTP partners with Medically ill children to raise money for their needs, do you know of a child who is in need of support?
- Child Application