Nashville, Tenn. – May 9, 2017 – The only fan-voted awards show in Christian entertainment comes to U.S. cinemas, for the first time ever on the big screen, with hosts Matthew West and Elisabeth Hasselbeck for “The K-LOVE Fan Awards: Ignite Hope.” Hosted live on May 28 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee, cinema audiences will get exclusive access to this inspirational event on the big screen for one night this summer.
Presented by Fathom Events and John Sanders LLC, “The K-LOVE Fan Awards: Ignite Hope” will be shown in movie theaters nationwide on Tuesday, June 13 only at 7:00 p.m. local time.
Tickets for “The K-LOVE Fan Awards: Ignite Hope” can be purchased online by visitingwww.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 500 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
“The K-LOVE Fan Awards,” in cinemas for the first time ever, creates the ultimate fan experience celebrating the most influential artists, athletes, authors and entertainers who engage and impact Christian pop culture. The fifth annual star-studded event will include appearances by Danny Gokey, Jeremy Camp, Britt Nicole, Matthew West, Jesus Culture, Crowder, Mandisa, MercyMe, for KING & COUNTRY, Sadie Robertson and more. Keeping spirituality at the center of the event, the ceremony provides time for audiences to reflect and challenges believers to embrace their faith. Viewers will learn who the fans voted for, enjoy musical performances from their favorite artists and be inspired by their favorite songs.
“Fathom is pleased to be a part of bringing ‘The K-LOVE Fan Awards’ and extending its reach from an exclusive live audience to the cinemas for the first time ever,” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said. “This event will give fans a chance to come together and enjoy their favorite artists with fellow fans and connect with their Christian communities.”
"We are so excited to bring for the first time ever, the experience of the K-LOVE Fan Awards to our listeners in theaters nationwide with our friends at Fathom!” shares David Pierce, Chief Creative Officer for K-LOVE. “It’s going to be an awesome night!”
For artwork/photos related to “The K-LOVE Fan Awards: Ignite Hope” visit the Fathom Events press site.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema with participating affiliate theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas®, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events such as live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions like the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live, sporting events like Copa America Centenario, concerts with artists like Michael Bublé, Rush and Mötley Crüe, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics film series and inspirational events such as To Joey With Love and Kirk Cameron’s Revive US. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 896 locations and 1,383 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About The K-LOVE Fan Awards
The K-LOVE Fan Awards mission is to create a fan experience that celebrates and promotes artists, athletes, authors and entertainers who, with excellence, engage and impact popular culture for Jesus Christ. This year’s show includes the return of co-hosts Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Matthew West. Coca-Cola Consolidated is the sponsor for The 2017 K-LOVE Fan Awards. For more information visit www.KLOVEFanAwards.com. The K-LOVE Fan Awards is a regional EMMY® (2016) winning John Sanders LLC/Eidon Event.
The K-LOVE Radio Network creates compelling media that inspires and encourages you to have a meaningful relationship with Christ. With 531 total signals in 48 states, K-LOVE is enjoyed by millions of people across the country every week in markets including New York City, Chicago, Nashville, Philadelphia, Miami, Denver and many more. The K-LOVE Fan Awards mission is to create a fun, unique and meaningful fan experience that celebrates and promotes artists, athletes, authors and entertainers, who, with excellence, engage and impact popular culture for Jesus Christ.
About John Sanders LLC
Helmed by industry veteran John Sanders, EMMY® nominated John Sanders LLC includes the K-LOVE Fan Awards, Premier Experience, Camp Electric and Pro Lessons dot com. Operating from Memphis, Tenn., Sanders has served artists, entertainers and fans through such entities as the K-LOVE Fan Awards, K-LOVE Cruise, The Duck Dynasty Cruise, The Property Brothers Cruise, The Music Boat and more. Sanders co-owns the annual Camp Electric, providing unparalleled coaching for musicians ages 13-19.
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