Over 9,600 Attend Jfest

Monday, May 20, 2019

Jfest 2019 is in the books and attracted a crowd of over 9,600 people who enjoyed a day of music, fun and family time together. The perfect weather along with seven artists, and hundreds of decisions made for Christ during Matthew West’s decision time, made for an incredible event, said organizers. 

“God really blessed us," said Jfest Festival Director Ted Gocke. "Jfest 2019 exceeded all of my expectations. The Tennessee Riverpark is the perfect festival venue, and we had the largest crowd we have ever had with the perfect weather. Who could ask for more?”

Thousands came from all over to join in the music, with festival goers arriving from multiple states away.

Mike Powers said, “It was my wife and my’s anniversary today and we spent the weekend in Chattanooga. Drove over on Friday from Memphis. It was our first time to Jfest and we had a blast! Hopefully not our last.” 

Next year’s Jfest will be Saturday, May 23. For more information contact Kaitlin Kibble at 503-8775 or kaitlin@jfest.com.


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