The first large-scale evangelistic festival since the massive earthquake devastated Haiti earlier this year will be held Friday amid the rubbles of Port-au-Prince.

Local organizers say they expect more than 500,000 people to attend the event that will feature musical performances by rap and hip hop artist The Ambassador, urban alternative artist J.R., and Jamaican king of reggae Prodigal Son.

Evangelist Ben Cerullo will deliver the message at the event called “Hope Alive!”

“Our whole purpose in going down there is to bless the people,” said Cerullo to The Christian Post. “They’ve been through so much. We want to entertain them, take their minds off of it (earthquake), [and] bring in some music groups.”

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