Sometimes, when Luke Mock needs inspiration to write a song, he imagines what he would want to hear 1,000 fans singing back to him.

Sunday at Auburn Public Theater, he’ll be on his way to knowing what that actually sounds like.

A release party for Mock’s debut album, “Awaken,” will be part of Winterfest, a four-stage music festival presented by local nonprofit youth music collective Perform 4 Purpose. Featuring more than 60 students from the Cayuga County area performing 110 songs, the festival will support the downtown theater’s upcoming renovation, which includes a new café and basement programming space.

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