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Olive Branch hosts Light the Way music festival weekend

Olive Branch is ready to welcome top Christian artists to City Park this weekend with the two-day Light the Way music festival. The event is set to start at 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 16-17.

The Olive Branch festival is the first of five festivals by the Ozark, Missouri-based ministry with the vision of “Taking Church Outside the Walls, One Festival or Concert at a Time.” 

Gates to the park will open at 3 p.m. both Friday and Saturday and each evening will end at 10 p.m. 

Mayor Ken Adams commented, “Light The Way staff has been in Olive Branch all week working tirelessly with Olive Branch teams to prepare for the weekend event.  This is one of the events to celebrate the 150 year anniversary of the city and many residents have been praying fervently for and anticipating the music festival.  I do think this is one of those events people just don’t need to miss and believe an outstanding product will be delivered.  Special thanks to the volunteers and financial sponsors who are graciously giving to make this possible.”

All children six and under are free, and no ticket is required. Tickets are required for all others and anyone taking a seat. You must have your ticket ahead of time. To obtain a ticket, visit

Parking is free, but parking on-site is not guaranteed. If you are a Platinum Ticket holder, parking is included at the closest possible space available to the main entry gate. There are limited spaces open, and when you arrive, there will be attendants on-site to assist you and your group in finding the designated parking areas. Light the Way will do its best to accommodate persons with disabilities with accessible parking. You may go out to your car and enter back into the festival on the same day at no additional cost by getting a stamp or wristband on your hand upon exiting.

Visit the Light the Way website for more information at 

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