A week ago I read an article about the Ichthus Christian music festival may be looking at having hosted it’s last concert. I had no idea of the financial strain and challenge they were facing. It’s too bad too. The festival has been hosted for the past 42 years in my home state of Kentucky and is the oldest running Christian music festival in the nation.
To me, it seems like the different record labels and other Christian organizations should be able to infuse this festival and others like it with some cash.
For the past six years, the concert series has been losing money. Ichthus Ministries tried laying off staff and cutting expenses to the bone to close the gap, but now it says it has no choice but to take a painful step: sell the 110-acre festival site at a time when the real estate market is as soft as a muddy mosh pit.
Have you been attending Ichthus? Have you noticed things being in the decline for participation and quality at all? I hadn’t really heard of anything.
How do you think we should try to help keep events like these running around the country. Are there two many of them? Should we see some consolidation perhaps? What do you think is the answer?