Category Archives: Ichthus Festival

Skillet guitarist Ben Kasica leaving the band

When Skillet comes to the Ichthus Festival this summer, they will be missing a very familiar face: guitarist Ben Kasica. In an announcement Monday, the band said Kasica, who has been with the group for 10 years, will be leaving … Continue reading

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Podcast: Anthony Armstrong of Red

As street weeks go, this one is off -the-charts for Nashville rockers Red. Unit We Have Faces sat perched upon the iTunes chart as we started our conversation with guitarist Anthony Armstrong, and the quartet had just booked its national … Continue reading

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Ichthus podcast: Switchfoot (btw, they’re coming to Questapalooza)

We got a chance to talk to Tim Foreman and Drew Shirley of Switchfoot before their set Thursday night at the Ichthus Festival. Click play to hear our chat. (Btw, the guy who walks through toward the end of the … Continue reading

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Ichthus: church

Ichthus stayed true to the form of recent years, ending the festival on a worshipful note Saturday with the Main Stage pairing of Casting Crowns and BarlowGirl. One of the things many people were commenting on over the weekend was … Continue reading

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Ichthus slide show: Day 4

Photos by Rich Copley | LexGo.com

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Ichthus video: beating the heat

Except for a Saturday morning thunderstorm, Ichthus was hot and dry this year. Festivalgoers had to figure out how to beat the heat.

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Ichthus video: Rookie, the hometown band

We caught up with Wilmore’s own Rookie at one of their four sets at Ichthus on Saturday.

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Ichthus podcast: White Collar Sideshow

TD and Veronica Benton of White Collar Sideshow stopped by the press trailer Saturday afternoon to talk about their performance, which they presented Friday night on the Main Stage. They chatted about the genesis of the piece, a “live silent … Continue reading

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Ichthus: late night

There was a time at Ichthus when the Main Stage headliner would finish, and a speaker from the stage would send everyone back to the camp site, often mentioning a lights out time. Now, they say stick around for the … Continue reading

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Ichthus: Skillet, the NFL and the WWE

If you’re a football fan, you probably spent last fall hearing Skillet‘s hit Hero played as part of promotions for NBC’s Sunday Night Football. And wrestling fans were treated to Monster in several WWE programs. The financial rewards for that … Continue reading

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