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Updated: 01/29/2014 02:08:03PM

Hall of Famer headlines Bowlegs festival entertainment

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Lake Wales folk musician Larry Thomas, who was inducted last year into the Florida Artist's Hall of Fame, will headline entertainment next weekend at Fort Meade's Battle of Bowlegs Creek Festival.

Jacksonville's Larry Mangum has peformed with such entertainers as Wayland Jennings, Alabama and Juice Newton. He will perform both Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 1 and 2, at the Battle of Bowlegs Creek Heritage Festival in Fort Meade.

Winter Haven's Jerry Mincey has recorded such album's as "Narcoossee Lucy" and others.

Jerry Mincey has been a regular at the Battle of Bowlegs Creek Heritage Festival, originally called the Peace River Folk Festival, in Fort Meade. He will be on stage twice for next weekend's festival which celebrates Polk County's only Civil War battle.

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Several of the state’s top folk music performers, including a Florida Artists Hall of Fame member, will headline the music acts appearing at next weekend’s Battle of Bowlegs Creek festival in Fort Meade.

Frank Thomas, a Lake Wales resident, was inducted into the Florida hall in 2013 in a class that also included pop singer Gloria Estefan.

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