Beginning in May, Ray’s on the River will host an intimate, three-part jazz concert series to benefit local charities. The concerts will be held at Ray’s on the River’s manicured Event Lawn that overlooks the Chattahoochee River. The concert series kicks off with a performance by Ken Ford and members of the multigenerational Ken Ford Symphony at “Strings on the River” on Saturday, May 19 from 12 – 4 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person, with a $55 VIP ticket option that includes admission, an autographed CD and a VIP meet and greet following the show. Proceeds will benefit The Ken Ford Foundation, an organization that focuses on enhancing academic excellence through music appreciation and making music classes and programs for youth available throughout Georgia. Tickets for the concert can be purchased via Event Brite. Ray’s on the River is located at 6700 Powers Ferry Road; 770-955-1187. For more information, please visit www.raysrestaurants.com.