Harvest Fest

Krystal Meyers will headline the 5th annual Harvest Fest, Sept. 29. Courtesy photo

By Kelly Young


Charged with the mission of reaching Jacksonville’s youth with the message of the Gospel, organizers of the 5th annual Jacksonville Harvest Fest are working hard to line up some first-class talent for this year’s event.

Already slated to perform at the Fest is Nashville recording artist Krystal Meyers and Nacogdoches’ own Christian rock band, Considered Rubbish. Event coordinators are finalizing plans for a third musical act and an inspirational speaker for the concert.

Harvest Fest 2007 will begin at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 29, at the Tomato Bowl.

Last year, Frankston band Facedown and The Damascus Road played in front of approximately 600 fans. The event marked the first return of TDR to Jacksonville since 1976. During an alter-call at last year’s concert, roughly 10 audience members came forward to dedicate their lives to Christ.

The event is a non-denominational effort, supported by numerous area churches.

Not long out of high school, Krystal Meyers has already released her second album with Essential Records and enjoyed a No. 1 single on Christian music charts. Nominated for a Dove Award for Best New Artist, Meyers successfully blends smooth acoustic melodies with hard-edged rock. Her single, The Way to Begin worked its way to the top of the Christian CHR charts, while her song Anticonformity reached the top spot in Japan’s general market radio charts.

Considered Rubbish recently released its first album, entitled Break the Glass. The band maintains a Web site at www.consideredrubbish.org.

More coverage will follow as festival details are set. For more information on the Harvet Fest, please contact Vincent Lankford at 903-721-4001.

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