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JoyFest Concert 2011

This summer's annual JoyFest event was amazing!  The Kings Dominion theme park near Richmond came alive in July, with music from some of the gospel industry's leading artists. Comedian Bone Hampton served as the emcee for the evening… humoring the crowd between performances.  The concert started much earlier this year due to the extensive lineup. So it took a bit longer for the shade to cool down the outdoor venue. No one seemed to care, because the sold out crowd of 6,000+ barely left their seats throughout the evening.

The group 21:03 starting around 5:00. Canton Jones continued the show with the same energy. Marvin Sapp and Fred Hammond did their thing, each singing hits and classics from their repertoire.  Kirk Franklin performed the last hour and 20 minutes of the show until 11pm with hits from his 15+ year career.  Thankfully, the theme park kept their funnel cake line open after the concert. :o)  That was a sweet finish to a spirit-filled evening.

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