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Couple envisions revival of Ichthus property

WILMORE — It’s quiet for the first Friday in June at 9521 Harrodsburg Road. A few vehicles roll in and out of the front gate for this stop on the U.S. 68 400-mile yard sale. But not much rustles tall … Continue reading

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Revived Ichthus Festival will be a new creation

The organization that presents the east and west coast Creation festivals will resurrect Central Kentucky’s Ichthus Festival, though logistically it could be a very different event from the one that played for 43 years in Wilmore. Ichthus, widely regarded as … Continue reading

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Review: Winter Jam 2013 at Rupp Arena

Tobymac (right) and the Diverse City band formed a drumline at Rupp Arena during the Winter Jam performance. (c) Herald-Leader staff photos by Rich Copley. See more: Winter Jam 2013 photo gallery Tobymac is one of the unlikeliest No. 1 … Continue reading

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Tobymac reflects on the Ichthus Festival closing

Up until the end, Tobymac was a major part of the Ichthus Festival. His headlining appearance Thursday night at last year’s edition was the last of many at the annual Wilmore Christian music festival, which announced in December it is … Continue reading

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Christian concert headliners becoming old news

One of the challenges that faced the now-closed Ichthus Festival and vexes other Christian rock presenters these days is a relatively small group of acts that can be legitimately billed as headliners. There are plenty of bands and solo artists … Continue reading

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Ichthus couldn’t risk a one-year layoff

If the Ichthus Festival was going to go on, it had to go on. Back in August, when we sat down with festival president and chief executive Mark Vermilion to talk about the financial difficulties that had put Ichthus in … Continue reading

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Ichthus 2012 is on

The Ichthus Festival has not sold the farm, but it will continue with a full-fledged 2012 edition. On the closing night of the 42nd annual Ichthus Festival in June, festival president and chief executive Mark Vermilion told the crowd that … Continue reading

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Ichthus puts site up for sale; festival in jeopardy

WILMORE – The 2011 Ichthus Festival ended on a sobering note: Ichthus Ministries chief executive officer Mark Vermilion told the crowd that the festival site was going up for sale and that financial issues had put the 42-year-old event in … Continue reading

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Ichthus organizers hope to attract more local fans

The Ichthus Festival is focusing on a new market: Central Kentucky. During the past four ­decades, the Wilmore ­Christian pop music festival has drawn fans from all over the Eastern United States and even farther away. Ichthus CEO Mark ­Vermilion … Continue reading

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Red hot at Winter Jam

More: Click here to listen to our chat with Red’s Anthony Armstrong. In 2006, the band Red released its debut album, hoping someone would listen. The group wasn’t even on a label at the time, but slowly people tuned in … Continue reading

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