While most of the 150 artists playing this year’s Ichthus festival will cross state lines to get to Wilmore, some are natives of the Bluegrass state, and a few don’t even need to leave the county.
Acts with Jessamine County ties in this year’s festival include the Abe Parker Band, Amaris Blevins and Absalom Absalom.
Abe Parker Band
Asbury University graduate Abe Parker fronts the group that also includes Nicholasville’s Robbie Goins, fellow Asbury grad Tyler Young and 18-year-old Sam Jones of Lexington.
Parker will play some solo songs on the main stage Wednesday before taking the galleria stage Saturday at 4:40 p.m. with his bandmates. The band, whose sound Parker described as “rock-a-booty,” played the galleria stage twice last year.
Blevins, a 23-year-old Lexington native who will graduate from Asbury University in December, will take the galleria stage twice Friday at 1 p.m. and 5:50 p.m. The singer/songwriter will play piano with Asbury grad Tyler Young and Nicholasville’s Robbie Goins backing her up.