WILMORE, Ky. (FOX 56) — Excitement is building for the Ichthus Christian music festival in Wilmore on September 10. Before that, festival volunteers are turning their attention to the devastation in eastern Kentucky.

In response to eastern Kentucky flooding, Ichthus volunteer coordinator Sherri Buresh is leading teams to serve in clean-up efforts. There are disaster relief teams in Floyd, Knox, Pike, and Letcher counties.

Ichthus is a long-running Christian music festival. In 2022, it will return to Servant Heart farm. Campbellsville University helps to sponsor the event.

“This is exactly the calling that we see at the heart of Ichthus,” Jamie Lawrence, executive director for Campbellsville University’s church outreach and director for Ichthus’ concert development.

Jamie Lawrence says this is a perfect way to live out the mission behind the music.

“People come together with a like mind, and then they can come together for events like this, to go and help people who are in need. putting their hands and feet to work and help those who are struggling and suffering. That’s what it’s about. It’s about loving your neighbor, and that’s what we want to do. We want to love others and show that they’re cared about and not lost on things, so we want to make sure we’re helping others,” Lawrence said.

The festival, which will feature a full lineup of contemporary Christian artists and bands, will open its gates at 11 a.m. Music will begin at noon with the final concert to end at approximately 10:30 p.m.