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Ichthus Music Festival enters third year of relaunch

Servant Heart Farm Owner Joe Lycan-on the hill at Ichthus Main Stage
Stu Johnson
Servant Heart Farm Owner Joe Lycan-on the hill at Ichthus Main Stage

It’s the third year for what might be termed a restructured Ichthus Music Festival. Ichthus began in 1970 and was held annually until it stopped in 2016. Servant Heart Farm Owners Joe and Cheryl Lycan now coordinate the two-day event. Joe Lycan said there’s a free worship experience Friday night and then a ticketed program Saturday.

“The bands will be focusing on glorifying God with several styles of music and our speakers are all gonna be working on the harmony of the body of Christ working together,” said Lycan.

Lycan admits natural disasters around the world may bring thoughts of “end times.” He said he takes a day-to-day approach.

“I take each day of make the most of it, make the best of it. Look for the opportunities that you can share Christ with other people and live it to its fullest because you’re not guaranteed tomorrow,” said Lycan.

Lycan said the music heard during Ichthus will include rock, rap, and Southern Gospel. The headliners Saturday night include Apollo LTD, Ryan Stevenson, and Micah Tyler.

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Stu has been reporting for WEKU for more than 35 years. His primary beat is Lexington/Fayette government.
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