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Violinist Ken Ford featured at Lovejoy Fallfest

Free pony rides, petting zoo and other activities

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Lovejoy 2012 Fallfest will feature headliner jazz violinist Ken Ford. Ford recently released his newest CD entitled “State of Mind.”
The festival will have numerous free activities including pony rides and a petting zoo.

Special Photo Lovejoy 2012 Fallfest will feature headliner jazz violinist Ken Ford. Ford recently released his newest CD entitled “State of Mind.” The festival will have numerous free activities including pony rides and a petting zoo.

LOVEJOY — The city of Lovejoy will host the 2012 Fallfest, featuring free activities and live music.

Jazz violinist Ken Ford is scheduled to headline other live performances at the Lovejoy festival.

The event is free and the public is invited to take part in the Fallfest which is scheduled for Saturday at 1 p.m., until 9 p.m. The festival will be held at the Mayor’s Park and Love joy Community Center located at 11622 Hastings Bridge Road in downtown Lovejoy.

“There will be activities for the entire family to enjoy,” said Lovejoy Assistant City Clerk, Kaycia Rhone. “All of the activities are free and vendors will provide great food, and great products at a reasonable price.”

According to Rhone, more than 40 vendors and several musical entertainers are scheduled to participate.

“We will have vendors selling barbecue, a variety of desserts, and other foods,” said Rhone. “Some vendors will be selling jewelry, as well as arts and crafts.”

Some of the free activities of Fallfest include a petting zoo, pony rides, a 3D arcade game truck ride, among others.

“There is something for everyone to enjoy at the Fallfest,” she added.

The live performances scheduled for the festival include will continue throughout the day. The entertainment includes blues band, “Mike Delaney and the band,” a cover band, “Josh Bias and the 6:30 band” and Fallfest will feature headliner jazz violinist Ken Ford. Ford recently released his newest CD entitled “State of Mind,” on an Independent label, 12 Music Group. The CD was recorded in front of a live audience in Atlanta

“I will be performing new music from my CD,” said Ford. “State of Mind is a hip-hop tune. It has a lot of energy.”

Josh Bias said his band is known for entertaining the crowd.

“People should expect the unexpected,” said Bias. “We are very interactive with our audience, we pull people on stage. We give people something different. I think people will remember us when they see us. We try to take people back the 70’s when bands performed with real instruments.”

Mike Delaney described his 12-piece band as a blues-based band with an attitude, he said as he laughed.

“We usually do up-tempo sets,” said Delaney. “We will probably only do one slow song. Hopefully, we will have them tapping their feet and leave them with a smile on their face.”