Ichthus Festival canceled for 2016

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Ichthus, the nation’s oldest and largest Christian music festival, will not be held in 2016, according to a Facebook post on Tuesday from Creation Festivals.

The managing company says it underestimated the time and money needed to support the festival.

Creation Festivals says it’s talking with an organization that will consider the festival’s future.

Ichthus was held at the Kentucky Horse Park last summer.

The festival began in 1970 as the brainchild of Dr. Bob Lyon and a group of seminary students at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore in response to Woodstock of that era.

It was held on the grounds of the Wilmore Campmeeting.

In 2012, the Ichthus Festival Board announced the end of the festival.

Creation Festivals took over managing the event in 2013 and planned to resume it in 2014, but it was postponed to 2015.

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