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.



Heritage House Concert Delayed Until Next Tuesday Due To Icy Conditions

Due to expected icy conditions Tuesday evening, the concert at Heritage House featuring the Chattanooga Songwriters Association members   Luke Simmons, Blake Baggot, Kimi Carter and Katrina Barklay will be cancelled for tonight and rescheduled   for next Tuesday at 7 p.m . For more information contact The Heritage House at 423-855-9474 or e-mail cholley@chattanooga.gov ... (click for more)

Lee Chamber Strings To Perform Valentine’s Day Concert

The Lee University Chamber Strings will perform its annual Valentine’s concert, “A Frisson of Love,” in Pangle Hall Sunday at 3 p.m.  “We will present songs of entangled emotions, perfidiousness, and eternal love,” said Xiaoqing Yu, director of Chamber Strings. “An immense and engaging program will cover a broad spectrum, from Broadway theaters to pops center stage, to make ... (click for more)

Alexander Says Chickamauga Lock Construction Will Continue For 2nd Consecutive Year

Senator Lamar Alexander says the latest Army Corps of Engineers Work Plan includes great news for East Tennessee – and everyone who benefits from river traffic passing through the Chickamauga Lock in Chattanooga. In addition to funding slated for the first three priority projects of the Inland Waterways Trust Fund, the Corps of Engineers’ plan includes $29.9 million to continue ... (click for more)

Bradley County Schools "Very Saddened" By Switch To Pen And Paper Testing

Dr. Linda Cash, director of the Bradley County Schools, said school officials were "very saddened" by the move to pen and paper on taking the TNReady testing after a crash of the online system. She said, "Bradley County Schools would like to thank all of our students and teachers for the hard work you have been doing to prepare for TNReady. However, we are very saddened to hear ... (click for more)

Rick Smith Should Not Be Paid To Leave

Taxpayers of Hamilton County should take note that a majority of the members of the school board are getting ready to give Rick Smith the buyout that he wants.  Do you agree that someone should be paid for taking the coward's way out?  Rick Smith should be fired for cause. Not paid to leave.   If you don't want the board members to pay him off, call or ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Momma Bears Roar

If I could count Hamilton County’s best educators on one hand, Normal Park Elementary Principal Jill Levine would be the biggest finger. What she and her faculty and a dazzling commitment from both her students and parents have accomplished is an educational dream. I am told people literally move to North Chattanooga just so their children will be zoned for the award-winning school. ... (click for more)