The Purple Door Christian Music Festival is held annually in August. First held in 19966 at the Lancaster Mennonite High School in Lancaster, PA it has grown substantially and moved to the fairgrounds in Lebanon, PA and then a ski resort in Lewisberry, PA. Each year it draws about 10000 people.
The name Purple Door does not really have any religious significance (surprise). Kurt Weaver and Tim Eddings, Purple Door's creators, were trying to come up with a catchy name, but none stuck. When Tim called Kurt some time later talking about how he went to a Bible Study where the house had a purple door on it, that name stuck. And now the sho is going on 6 years.
It was created with the intent to entertainment and encourage alternative Christian music and arts in Pennsylvania as well as any skate that its viewers come from. Not only does it have music stage but a Rave, an Art Gallery, and a Skate Park. Think of it as Warped Tour but with God thrown in.
What used to be a one day festival of music, art, poetry, and inspirational speakers, has now become a two day festival. And become a two day festival. And with the price of thirty-five dollars a ticket for two days, that's not really a bad deal!
After reading all of this you're probably thinking what is the point in going to this if all that's going to happen is I'm going to be preached to? That is not the case. Not only does Purple Door allow a variety of things to go on during their shows they also choose very well known an dpopular bands to play. Bands such as: Copeland, Emery, Transition, Relient K, Norma Jean, Underoath have shared the stage at Purple Door.
Overall if you have never been to Purple Door you should try to make it out to see it. It is an experience that should not be missed out on regardless of your relgious afiliation or lack there of.