Contemporary Christian Concert to be Featured at Beatles Festival

This year’s Beatles at the Ridge Music Festival and Symposium, set for Sept. 14 and 15 in downtown Walnut Ridge, will feature a contemporary Christian concert that Saturday afternoon, starting at 1 p.m.

Among those performing will be the JJ Weeks Band, who take the stage at 4:15 p.m. The band’s music has been featured on the official soundtracks for high-profile films “God’s Not Dead” and “Four Blood Moons.”

After Grace from Mountain Home will open the concert at 1 p.m., followed by We Are Vessel, a modern worship/Christian rock band from Waycross, Ga., at 2:15. Justin Teseniar, a Christian artist based out of Atlanta, will take the stage at 3:15, followed by the JJ Weeks Band.

The event is free, and buses are welcome.

Festival Chair Charles Snapp, who also serves as mayor of Walnut Ridge, said this year’s event will offer more music than ever before.

“We have worked on our music lineup to not only increase the number of acts, but also offer different types of music,” Snapp said. “There will truly be something for everyone.”

In addition to the contemporary Christian segment, there will be music on Friday night, as well as throughout the day Saturday, culminating with a performance by the Liverpool Legends from Branson.

The festival also includes an Artists and Authors Symposium that brings in renowned Beatles experts, a car show, a barbecue wing contest, a variety of vendors and activities for kids.

More information can be found at Anyone who needs vendor information can contact the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce at 870-886-3232.