SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A popular Hispanic music festival brought some Latin music Superstars to Springfield. Music fuels the soul and brings people together. In unity we can find the force to make a difference. If we make difference in life, we can make a difference in the world. The second annual popular Christian music fest, did just that.
Dozens of kids, parents, vendors and community members gathered at the Jefferson and Calhoun Park in Springfield, for one thing; Unity.
Melinda Sierra, the organizer told 22News, “We want to bring the community together. To get a positive message out there. Let them know that there’s still hope, we can unite. There is a community praying. There is a community of faith. There’s a community that is just trying to reach out and let them know they’re not alone.”
The community event, comes after several mass shootings across the country. Everyone is welcomed. Event organizers Melinda Sierra and her husband, Roberto, are using Christian music to prevent violence in the community.
Vivian Padilla, of Springfield said, “Music and Christ is different, but it’s nice. It’s the same. It’s beautiful. I just want everyone to come and enjoy themselves.”
That they did. Kids played games, while adults took advantage of the available resources. Members of the Spanish Christian church in Springfield, were on hand, giving away clothes, to those in need.
Jonovan Sierra, Spanish Christian church of Springfield said, “It’s all donated from our church, from neighbors, from friends. And we just really wanted to give back to the community, to show that we are there for them.”
To go along with the sizzling temperatures, was music with a purpose and plenty of food. This is all about love and fellowship. Event organizers told 22News, their already planning next year’s music festival.