A foundation dedicated to reaching those struggling with suicide/depression and addiction and introducing them to the truth about God while removing RELIGION.
To create a unique event that uses popular music while tying each song to short documentary style stories of breakthrough. Fighting against religious, socioeconomic, and cultural barriers in order to reach people struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, abuse, self harm, eating disorders, suicide, abortion, divorce and more so that they may hear a message of hope and find freedom in who they were born to be.
Unbranded Music Fest [formerly Jesus Woodstock] is the creative branch of Unbranded, founded in 2021 by Dustin and Stephanie Sye.
At the foundation of UMF, is a deeply rooted belief that music and the arts were designed by God to be a unifying, inspiring, freeing force for humanity. This belief is confirmed by the Sye’s real-life story of walking through seasons of intense darkness and pain. And it was in those dark, painful places where music and art broke through everything to reveal hope, community and a brighter future.
UMF believes that the creative reveals the reality of the Creator as it draws people together that would otherwise never be introduced. It opens doorways for help and healing to come in and break people out of the prison that the labels of others have trapped them in. Creativity forms communities of misfits, while it crushes the illusion that we are alone, making it possible for people to meet the only One that can both inspire and provide the hope that a different, and better life is possible:
Dustin and Stephanie have dedicated their lives to building this movement because they believe in one very simple truth: That if they could be rescued from a path of complete self-destruction, then anyone can be. They are "UnBranded". They are the misfits. How about you?
- God and Religion are two different things.
- Music heals the soul!
- If you can run past judgmental religious people and head straight for God, you will find he is not the monster some Christians have made him out to be. He can change everything, if you just ask and believe.
- We can meet people right where they’re at, without judgement and help them to see there is a better way!
- Stories of redemption, make a way for others.
Meet Stephanie + Dustin
(founders of UnBranded)
1 Timothy 1:16 But God had mercy on me so that Christ Jesus Could use me as a prime example of his great patience with even the worst of sinners. The others will realize that they, too, can believe in him and receive eternal life!