CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Jesus Fest, Charleston's celebration of Christian music, takes place this Saturday evening at Haddad Riverfront Park.
This year's lineup includes Nashville-based Christian rock trio Rhett Walker Band, who have previously toured in support of Grammy-award-winners Casting Crowns.
Several local groups, including the Fusion Band from Bible Center Church in Charleston, will also perform.
Jeff 'Coach' Kidd, who hosts "The Electric Truth," on Electric 102.7, will be on hand to host the event and introduce the acts.
Sharon Samples, who helped organize the event, said the festival was a fun, family-friendly way to spread the word about the Christian faith.
"People can come out an investigate this information about Jesus, someone who's impacted the life of just about everyone. That's really what this event is about," she said.
There is another festival going on this weekend in downtown Clarksburg also named Jesus Fest.
Samples said her group was unaware the other festival existed when they choose their event's name.
"Last year when we named our event we didn't know about the one in Clarksburg," she said. "We we're like 'Oh no, we've already printed our brochures and fliers.'"
Since both events share the same goals and message, Samples said they decided not to switch the name to something else.
"There should be enough Jesus for everybody. Hopefully we can all share in the celebration."
Charleston's Jesus Fest kicks off at 5 p.m. on Saturday. The event is free and open to the public.
To learn more about Jesus Fest, call Sharon Samples at 304-993-8532 or email her at 33thetr...@gmail.org.