Building429. SuperChick. Jump5. Day of Fire. Krystal Meyers. By the Tree. Detour 180. Fighting Instinct. Eleventyseven. Manafest. Flatfoot 56.

Chances are, you haven’t heard the names of these bands.

If you have heard them, you know that the names are a collection of some of the biggest acts in Christian rock today, artists who are at the top of the genre, which is more popular now than it ever has been.

They’re all gathering together on Saturday in Tulsa for Shoutfest 06, a “one-day extreme traveling festival” hosted by Billy Buchanan of Fusebox along with noted youth speakers Brad Duncan and Tony Nolan.

The event is sponsored by Food for the Huntry, an internationl relief and development organization that “answers God’s call to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the poor.”

The idea is to bring together such an overwhelming group of talented and popular artists that teens won’t be able to resist coming to hang out.

The event also will feature “extreme games,” which require the purchase of a $10 wristband, which is good all day long, and a national talent contest, looking for the next big act to book with Fervent Records.

Christian music has come a long way since the heydays of Sandi Patti, Keith Green and Amy Grant.

Today’s Christian artists are slick, polished and talented — and they’re handled just like their secular counterparts. They sign big contracts with big companies. The only difference is their music is intended to do more than entertain. It’s intended to deliver a message, too.

The music is harder, more focused and more well-produced than early offerings from pioneering bands such as Petra, whose 1972 self-titled debut is worth more as an amusing oddity today than anything else.

That doesn’t really matter to the fans, who will likely show up Saturday just to hear their favorite bands.

Some bands will play for 15 minutes apiece, and some will go for as long as 45 minutes.

Whichever band you go to see, be sure to bring a lawn chair, organizers say, because the show is festival seating.

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