People & Songs

Headlining Saturday’s Revival on the River Christian music festival is People & Songs, a collective of songwriters, artists and worship leaders representing various Christian denominations. The group will perform at 7:30 p.m.

Revival on the River is relocating to the Leflore County Civic Center.

This Saturday’s Christian music festival was originally to be held outdoors at the park between the two downtown bridges on the banks of Yazoo River.

The wet weather forecast caused the need for an indoor venue. Showers and thunderstorms began Wednesday, and the stormy weather is predicted to continue through the weekend.

“That’s a lot of rain for a park next to a river,” said Ethan Oltremari, founder of Revival on the River. “We’re going to go ahead and make the call to move to the Civic Center.”

Oltremari said the only change will be the venue. Everything else will go on as planned.

The annual Christian music festival was also moved from the park to the Civic Center last year because of inclement weather. The location change, however, did not hinder an estimated 1,200 from attending.

“I had someone tell me, ‘No matter where we’re at, God’s going to move,’” said Oltremari. “No matter the location, we know the Lord is going to move in a mighty way.”

Admission is free, and the doors will open at 1 p.m. The first performance will begin at 1:30 p.m.

The lineup of performers at the fourth annual Revival on the River includes Reagan Daniels, Eddie Willis, Coram Deo Worship, The Collins Family, Andi Cotten, Big Al Cherry, James Keith & Laurel Taylor, Sonz of God and Thomas Toole.

This year’s headliner, People & Songs, a collective of songwriters, artists and worship leaders representing various Christian denominations, will take the stage at 7:30 p.m.

Lo Alaman will be the event’s host.

Revival on the on the River will feature about 19 mission booths set up inside the Civic Center. There will also be children’s activities, food vendors and a Revival on the River merchandise booth.

For more information about the event, visit or like Revival on the River on Facebook.

Contact Ruthie Robison at 581-7233 or

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