Thousands expected at JFest Saturday
On Saturday, thousands of people will make their way to J-103's Annual Christian Music Festival, JFest.
For the first time in 20 years, the festival will be held at a new location.
Festival Director Ted Gocke says they decided to move the festival from Camp Jordan to Tennessee Riverpark at Amnicola to make room for more people.
The day starts with a JFest 5K and Kiddie K run at 8 a.m.
He said the festival double it's budget for artists this year.
"We've had seven to 10 artists in the past, but not at this scale," Gocke said. "We have Lecrae who is an incredible hip-hop artist, as well as being a Christian artist, we have Matthew West who has headlined RiverBend faith and family night in the past."
Chattanooga State has offered to host free parking for attendees.
Gocke said the festival will have shuttles to take festival-goers from Chattanooga State to Tennessee Riverpark.
Organizers partnered with Sleep in Heavenly Peace to set up a build site at the festival.
It allows families to build beds for children in need.
"Not only can you come and enjoy the festival and have a great time with your family, but also know that you had a hand in providing a bed for a child that doesn't have one," Gocke said.
The festival will end with a fireworks show.
For more information, you can visit the JFest website here.