What is Porches & Peaches?
Porches & Peaches melds the best of the summer season in Lexington, celebrating our local peach harvest and other regional bounty. It also showcases local musicians' performances utilizing some of our historic sites as backdrops. Porches & Peaches brings together these elements along with local vendors, crafts, food (and even fresh peach drinks) to entertain and enlighten you during this unique experience.
How do I purchase tickets?
Tickets for the live music part of the event are available HERE. Tickets are $10 per person and are admission to all four musical performances which will be located at four of Lexington's historic sites: Heritage Park, Lafayette County Courthouse steps, the downtown park gazebo at 11th & Main Street, and the monument shop at 9th & Franklin. There is also a brief historical talk about each venue prior to the musical performance. Purchase your tickets online and pick them up at The LEX, 111 S. 11th Street. All music venues are within walking distance from The LEX.
What is the schedule for the day?
Doors at The LEX open for the Marketplace @ The LEX until 4pm (We’ll have our vendors, farmers, and peach treats).
Porches & Peaches ticket pick-up
1st Stop: Heritage Park – A volunteer will talk to everyone and give reminders of the event and history of Heritage Park.
Al Jolly will perform.
Al Jolly has been entertaining audiences for the past 35 years in a variety of formats. His innovative singing style coupled with incredible guitar/piano skills have left audiences feeling they have witnessed a truly gifted musician. Al has produced several albums, been a guest artist on many more, been involved in the production of many advertisements, opened concert shows
for multiple artists, performed in every conceivable entertainment setting from large concert halls to small lounges and bars. An evening spent listening to Al Jolly should not be missed if you are truly interested in enjoying the talents of a gifted musical entertainer! Additionally, Al has spent 24 years as a high school instructor.
“A voice softly rough, with tight, original phrasing.” Columbia Daily Tribune “A voice like an angel, guitar licks that float.” Kansas City Star “Jolly’s energy, unique musical delivery, intense lyrical compositions provide the listener with a great performance.” – St. Louis Post Dispatch
2nd Stop: Gazebo - A volunteer will talk to everyone and give reminders of the event and history of that location.
Randy Rudd will perform.
Randy was the lead singer/guitarist/pianist for the Sons of the Pioneers for seventeen years, both in Branson and on tour throughout the United States and Canada. He has appeared on radio, television and on such renowned stages as the Beverly Hilton, Earnest Tubb's Record Shop, Billy Bob's in Fort Worth, and the Grand Old Opry.
3rd Stop: Courthouse - A volunteer will talk to everyone and give information of the event and history of the courthouse.
Davis &; McCarty will perform.
Davis and McCarty are a mandolin and guitar duet, in the tradition of many great brother duets of the early days of country music. Having met in the KC bluegrass scene some fifteen years back, they now share the stage with various others in several different bands. They team up now to revive some of the old standards of country, bluegrass, and folk. Both are multi-instrumentalist, and bring a polished and fresh approach to this music. Their hope is to inspire the next generation of analog lovers in a world that seems to be increasingly digital.
4th and Final Stop: Monument Shop Patio 9th & Franklin - A volunteer will talk to everyone and give information of the event and history of the location.
Perry Beam & Friends will perform.
Perry Beam is a piano player and singer, the second half of local entertainment duo, Beam & Eads, who have performed more than a thousand shows in the past twelve years locally and throughout Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Perry spent thirteen years playing music in Taiwan where he owned and operated a club. A native of Lee's Summit, he has made his home in Higginsville since 2005.