Christian music festival jams at Auburn Auction Park

>Huntington, Ind. - Ichthus is coming to the Fort Wayne area Sept. 25 with performances from Switchfoot, Relient K, Family Force 5 and more.

This Christian music festival will take place at the Auburn Auction Park in Auburn, Ind., formerly the Kruse Auction Park, with gates opening at 7 p.m. Sept. 24.

The weekend begins with a free Friday night concert presented by Huntington University, beginning at 9 p.m. Sept. 24. The concert features Grisham, Red Umbrella, Sevenglory and Attaboy. During this event, Arthur Wilson, director of urban scholarship and mentoring for the Horizon Leadership Program at Huntington University, will speak to the youths in attendance about persevering in their journeys with Christ despite the truths of their shameful past.

The festival continues into Saturday, with gates opening at 9 a.m., with all-day concerts and events.

"This is a great way for youth leaders to kick off their fall events with their youth groups. It provides a place where community can happen in groups and will offer students an incredible day of fun and music," said Ichthus CEO Mark Vermilion. "We also hope that churches and ministries from the Fort Wayne area will come together in one place and time for an event not quite like anything else offered in this region. This is why the festival theme is 'Convergence.' We want to see the community come together for this event."

The festival offers a unique opportunity for groups to come in early and stay late by camping on Friday and Saturday evenings at the park grounds. The festival will conclude Sunday morning (Sept. 26) with a worship and communion service. Camping is free with a festival ticket.

Tickets for the Saturday full-day event are $40 for individuals, and $20 for children ages 7-11. Tickets may be purchased at or by calling (859) 858-3001.

Ichthus began in 1970 by a seminary professor and a few students as a response to Woodstock and has continued each year for more than 40 years. Ichthus has always been about more than music. It's about tens of thousands of people coming face to face with God and his amazing love. It's about what happens in their lives during the festival - and it's about what happens in their families, churches, schools and communities as a result.

For more information about Ichthus Fort Wayne and to see a full list of the bands and speakers, visit