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Ichthus Music Festival Returns This September To Jessamine County Farm

A Christian music festival that drew thousands to central Kentucky annually for the greater part of four decades is re-launching this September.  A one-day Ichthus event is planned for September 18th at the Servant Heart Farm near Wilmore. 

Farm Owner Joe Lycan said the festival emphasis will be Christ-centered. The West Virginia man said the founding of America brought with it the freedom to worship and the freedom not to. “But no one has the right to tell us we can’t worship nor do we have the right to tell them they have to.  But, this nation was built on Godly principals and it’s time we get back to the backbone of this nation and honor God with what he gave us.” 

Lycan noted there are hopes for a multi-day Ichthus festival in 2022.   He added this September date is solid with a number of sponsors including Campbellsville University.  Bands scheduled to play are Rhett Walker, Kutless, and Sanctus Real along with a number of independent bands.   Lycan said the Ichthus trademark rests with the Servant Heart Farm. The first Ichthus occurred in 1970 as an alternative to Woodstock.  The last held at the farm property in Jessamine County took place in 2012. 

Lycan said September fifth Servant Heart Farm will host the Lexington Lab Band for a charitable event.  It’s known for covering a wide variety of rock and pop bands from the 70’s.  

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