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Jefferson Starship to Headline Lake Forest Palooza

Renowned rockers will headline the city's first rock festival Sunday at Pittsford Park.

Lake Forest will celebrate its 20th anniversary in style on Sunday, with a concert that pays homage to 1990s-era Lollapalooza festivals and features famous 1970s rock band Jefferson Starship.

Dubbed Lake Forest Palooza, the free concert kicks off at 4 p.m. in and features music from three bands, each performing hits from a past decade: the '90s, '80s and '70s.

Vitalogy opens at 4 p.m. with '90s chart-toppers. At 5 p.m., the 80z All Stars take the audience further back in time with high-energy hard-rock anthems.

Headliner Jefferson Starship, the 1970s mutation of Jefferson Airplane (a seminal 1960s group known for such hits as White Rabbit and Somebody to Love) takes the stage at 6:30 p.m. Jefferson Starship's hits include Jane, Miracles and Count on Me.

When planning the show, organizers wanted music that would send concert-goers' thoughts back to 1991, the year of the city's incorporation, and before, said Ron Rivera, the city's recreation coordinator.

In addition to music, the event will also feature various children's activities, including a bounce house, giant slide, Jacob's ladder, balloon artist and face painter. Unlimited wristbands for the activities are $1.

For dinner, food trucks will serve to-go items. Families are also welcome to picnic on the Pittsford Park lawn.

The concert, at 21701 Pittsford Drive, is one of a number of events taking place during 2012 to celebrate Lake Forest's . Events are planned by a volunteer committee of residents in conjunction with the city's Community Services Department.

Sarah de Crescenzo July 25, 2012 at 10:06 PM
@Amy: I'm looking forward to it, too!
Sarah de Crescenzo July 25, 2012 at 10:08 PM
@Bob Rohwer, @Cathy: That was my initial reaction...but then I found a video (the one I attached to this story) of Cathy Richardson singing. Not bad!
Lady Golfnut July 26, 2012 at 04:01 AM
Sarah: maybe it goes back to my family upbringing. Sunday's for us were about family, dinner, and making sure we were all rested for the upcoming school/work week. Thanks for all your interesting news about town! It really is great to know what's going on in our community! Any updates on Puma?
Sarah de Crescenzo July 26, 2012 at 04:24 PM
@Cathy: You're welcome! I'm glad Patch is helpful to you. The big cat is safely ensconced at the Feline Conservation Center in Rosamond. After all he went through, I hope he's enjoying his stay!
Greg M Schwartz July 29, 2012 at 08:44 PM
Cathy Richardson is an incredible singer! Grace retired, so Paul went out and found the next best thing. The real question is whether beer is being sold or we have to bring our own?

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