Just about the time Ichthus officials wanted to get things stared on the festival's main stage, several streaks of lightning bolted across the sky behind the stage.
"I'm not willing to risk it with lightning," festival director Jeff James said.
James said he does hope to, "swim through," the festival on Saturday, noting that he understood the weather was supposed to improve.
The last time Ichthus lost an evening of music was Friday night of 2005's festival. Tobymac was supposed to perform that night too.