WellsFest 2021


In light of the surge in hospitalizations and the Delta variant, we believe it is wise to modify how we do WellsFest this year. We want to press forward with raising funds for Grace House, our 2021 beneficiary, but believe our call and commitment to healing and wholeness of the community points us toward visioning new ways to do so.


With that in mind, this year’s events will move online and will offer an evening of great music, an art auction, an auction of goods and services, and a pet parade. With these opportunities to raise funds and with generous donations, we can support Grace House as promised. Most of all, we can carry on the spirit of WellsFest in a safe, responsible manner that is a witness to the loving, caring, sharing ethos of Wells Church.


You are invited!


REGISTER YOUR PET for the “All Creatures Great and Small” pet parade contest.  Registration closes Friday, Sept. 10. Online voting for your favorites will begin Sept. 15 with winners announced at the benefit concert Thursday, Sept. 23.


REGISTER TO BID IN THE ART AUCTION. Bid on works by Bill Dunlap, Kennith Humphrey, Ellen Langford, Wyatt Waters, and many, many more! Viewing of the art begins at Duling Hall from noon to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21. Online bidding begins at 5 p.m. on Sept. 21 and closes at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25.   


REGISTER TO BID ON GOODS AND SERVICES in the WellsFest auction. Online bidding begins at 5 p.m. on Sept. 21 and closes at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25.


SPONSOR WELLSFEST AT THE $500 LEVEL and receive two tickets to attend the WellsFest benefit concert in person at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23. Limited seating and masks required. Email wellsfest@wellschurch.org to become a sponsor.


SEE THE BENEFIT CONCERT! Don't miss performances by three of Jackson's most popular music groups at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021!  Limited in-person seating is available to WellsFest sponsors, and the benefit concert will be livestreamed on both WellsFest's Facebook page and wellschurch.orgIf you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please email wellsfest@wellschurch.org.

DONATE TO WELLSFEST to help Grace House with needed repairs to their facilities that serve so many people in need. 



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Special Thanks to the WellsFest 2021 Sponsors!

WellsFest is grateful for the amazing sponsors that allow it to continue to present a fun, annual event that makes a difference in the community.

Alpha Media


Atmos Energy

Brown's Fine Art and Framing


Environment Masters

Paul Moak Subaru

Raymond James

Regions Bank

Southern Farm Bureau
Life Insurance

Stages Magazine


WJTV News 12

WellsFest 2021 Beneficiary 

The beneficiary of WellsFest 2021 is Grace House, a non-profit in Jackson that specializes in helping two groups at high risk of homelessness: low-income individuals with HIV/AIDS and women working to overcome addiction

Grace House's transitional living program provides housing and related supports that prepare residents for transitioning to independent living. Permanent housing is also available for those with significant needs requiring ongoing support beyond the two years of transitional housing.

Grace House provides a continuum of care including case management, transportation, food, clothing, connections to physical and mental health services, and more.


In a typical year, Grace House helps 700 clients end or avoid homelessness and otherwise enhance their lives.  25% of the women Grace House helps are sole providers for their children. Grace House enables the mothers and kids to continue living together.


Learn more about Grace House at www.gracehousems.org

WellsFest Receives 2019 GIVE Award

WellsFest and its volunteers received the 2019 GIVE (Governor's Initiative for Volunteer Excellence) Award for outstanding achievement in community building. The GIVE Awards were established through the Office of the Governor and Volunteer Mississippi to recognize those individuals and organizations that have made an outstanding impact in their communities through their gifts of service, advocacy, and outreach on behalf of the citizens of Mississippi. Read more here.