JFEST Set For June 1

Thursday, May 2, 2013

JFEST, the Tennessee Valley’s biggest and longest-running Christian music festival with music and fun for the entire family will be at Camp Jordan on Saturday, June 1. This year for the first time, the festival will feature a fireworks finale by Pyro Shows of Lafollette, Tn.

Pyro Shows is the presenter of Riverbend and the nation's capitol 4th of July fireworks each year. They also are the presenters of almost all of the minor league baseball stadiums fireworks shows.

JFEST will begin at 8 a.m. with the JFEST/Run for God 5K and the music begins at 9 a.m.

The artist lineup is Jeremy Camp (GMA Artist of the year), Sanctus Real, Kerrie Roberts, Jason Gray, Royal Tailor, Luminate, Calling Glory, City Harbor and Adam Cappa, all national recording artists.

Jeremy Camp has had an outstanding career with 25 No. 1 radio singles across all formats, four RIAA Gold-selling studio albums, including that debut, a Grammy-nominated project and many more accolades.

JFEST also features dozens of food vendors, booth sponsors and a large Kidsworld Activity area featuring the Tennessee Valley’s largest inflatable slide.

Tickets are $10 in advance, (children 10 and under free), $15 on the day of the show. Fanatics Packages are $50. Group rates and church group rates are available.

JFEST sponsored by Title Sponsor, Belhaven University

To register for the JFEST/Run for God go to 5K-www.runforgod.com.

For more information and to purchase tickets go to JFEST-www.jfest.com.




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