20th Annual Jfest Set For May 19

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Award winning Jfest, the Tennessee Valley’s biggest and longest running Christian Music Festival with music and fun for the entire family, is gearing up for its 20th Anniversary. Jfest 20 will be at Camp Jordan on Saturday, May 19.

Gates open at 9:30 a.m. with the music beginning at 10 a.m.  Jfest/5K begins at  8 a.m. 

The artist lineup includes Tenth Avenue North (currently #1 song in Christian Music “Control”), Britt Nicole, Unspoken, Calling Glory, Finding Favour, Mallary Hope, The Color,  he Young Escape, and returning after the largest Jfest fireworks ever, the JRadio Afterparty featuring Christian Rap/Hip Hop Artist Aaron Cole. 

Jfest also features dozens of food vendors, booth sponsors, and a Kidsworld area featuring the region's largest inflatable activities including Knockerball, a petting zoo, and of course one of the summer’s first fireworks displays set to music. 

Tickets are currently on sale for 25 percent off ($15), until May 1, then are $20. Children 11 and under get in free. Fanatics Package is $60 (25 percent sold out) and the kid’s Fanatic Package costing $30 (must be accompanied by Adult Fanatic package). Fanatics packages include:  access to Fanatics only side stage oasis, front section seating, the closest parking to the stage, exclusive Fanatic T-shirt and lanyard and drink and merch vouchers.  The kid’s Fanatics package allows children admission into the fanatics area. 

Group rates and church group rates are available. 

The title sponsors for Jfest are Belhaven University and Pediatric Dentistry of Chattanooga.   

For more information and to purchase tickets in advance visit www.jfest.com or beginning March 1 at all area Fazoli’s and Sweetfrog locations.

For more information contact Ted Gocke, festival director, at 424-1294 or ted@j103.com. 




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