JFEST Featuring Mandisa Set For June 21

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

JFEST, the Tennessee Valley’s biggest and longest running Christian Music Festival, will be at Camp Jordan on Saturday, June 21, and returning this year will be a fireworks finale. 

JFEST has partnered with Pyro Shows of Lafollette, Tenn. to present a set to music Fireworks Finale to the 12 hour Family Friendly Music Festival.  Pyro Shows is the presenter of Riverbend and the Nations Capital 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 artists lineup includes Mandisa (2014 Grammy winner and five time nominee), Building 429, Chris August, Rhett Walker, Finding Favour, Unspoken, Love and the Outcome, Calling Glory, all national recording artists, and They Came Running.

Mandisa, a finalist on Season 5 American Idol has gone on to become a national recording artist and won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song and Album….Overcomer.

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 $15 in advance, (children 10 and under are free) or $20 the day of the show.  Group rate and church group rates are available.

JFEST is sponsored by Belhaven University. 

To register for the JFEST/Run for God 5K visit www.runforgod.com

For more information and to purchase tickets for JFEST visit www.jfest.com or visit all area Fazolis and Sweetfrogs locations.



Stalwart Americana Group Hackensaw Boys Bring Live Show To Chattanooga June 10

On the heels of the release of their brand new album Charismo, Hackensaw Boys will perform in Chattanooga on June 10, 8 p.m. at Barking Legs Theater. Review on Hackensaw Boys: With a recent appearance on NPR's Weekend Edition and glowing reviews in No Depression, Saving Country Music, and more, Hackensaw Boys are "back with a vengeance" (No Depression) with Charismo, their ... (click for more)

Chattanooga’s Live Music Scene – Memorial Day Tributes

Nearly 500 WWII veterans die each day, leaving less than a million of these honorable men and women remaining. Most World War II veterans are into their 90’s now, so the chance to hear the stories they tell is shrinking at a fast rate. Just a few weeks ago I lost a friend, Jack Jordan, who served in the Navy during WWII. While it is ok to thank a living veteran at Memorial Day, ... (click for more)

Stone Domestic Assault Case Postponed Until Aug. 9

The case in which Bobby Stone is charged with domestic assault against his wife, advisor to Mayor Andy Berke Lacie Stone, has been postponed until Aug. 9. Officials said there will be no further action until the TBI completes its investigation.  The case had been set Tuesday morning before general sessions court Lila Statom. The TBI is believed to be looking into ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Honors Military Veterans

A Memorial Day service was held at the National Cemetery on Monday. (click for more)

Calling Out Bad Behavior In St. Elmo

I have lived in the St. Elmo community of Chattanooga for practicially all 52 years of my life. My grandmother moved to St. Elmo in 1919. My Dad was literally born in a home in St. Elmo and lived his entire 72 years in this community and my Mom has lived here 60 years of her life. I am very disappointed in what my neighborhood has become. I like people. ... (click for more)

Don't Squander The 2016 Election Opportunity

This is what I don't understand. Christians refusing to vote for anyone who is not squeaky clean and who doesn't live up to our standards. I'm not bashing Christians. I proudly proclaim Jesus as Lord and Savior.  But If we made our voice known more we could have a lot greater influence than we have. And I don't mean just boycotting. I specifically mean the last two ... (click for more)