On August 8, the Lion and Lamb Festival is coming to the Camp Milan Retreat Center, in Milan, Illinois. This is the third annual Lion and Lamb Festival, which celebrates the convergence of music, peace, and justice. The purpose of the Lion and Lamb Festival is to bring people together to inspire and to be inspires by stories of peace, justice, and love.
This year, the headline musical act will be Mitch McVicker. His song “My Deliverer” won the Dove Award for Song of the Year. His latest album, “Grey,” takes a look at the more difficult facets of life and faith. In addition to McVicker, the festival will include Minneapolis singer/songwriter Heatherlyn, Davenport artist Rob Leveridge, Strawberry Point singer Richard Bruxvoort Colligan, and many more.
In addition to the great music, there will be several speakers, including Douglas Wallker. Walker works for criminal justice reform within the United Methodist Church. Also speaking will be Rev. Sarah Renfro, who is a retired international fashion model who now preaches the gospel of one’s own body.
The festival, which is free of charge, will last from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Local food trucks will be on hand. The speakers will be inside an air-conditioned space, and the main stage will be under a covered pavilion.