MOUNT MORRIS – The Mount Morris Jamboree announces that New York City rockabilly artists, Kyle Lacy and the Harlem River Noise will be returning to our band shell on Aug. 17, with their free two-hour concert starting at 7 p.m.
Kyle Lacy and his band conjures up a potion taking you home to the roots of 1950's rock 'n' roll while creating something fresh and bluesy- think Buddy Holly meets Gary Clark Jr.
Armed with an elegantly raucous voice, a 50's grit guitar style and a keen knack for "in the moment" lyrical honesty, Kyle uses his hepcat showmanship to keep his audience grooving down to the last beat. The band features Kyle Lacy on Vocals and Guitar, Cody Gibson playing upright bass, Boyce Griffith on tenor sax and Jesse Chevan on drums.
Their wild rockabilly show is packed with foot stomping rockabilly, blues, and originals that get a crowd on its feet, dancing, and interacting with us. This high-energy show will make the folks want to stick around and keep dancing!
St. Bride's Episcopal Church will be serving a BBQ sandwich meal deal, including chips, baked beans, drinks and sweet treats, starting at 6 p.m.
The Campus will be extra festive that evening as the 3rd Annual National Straw Sculpting competition continues, which will have six new sculptures on display all around the Campus until Aug. 26. Public voting is ongoing.
The Artful Threads Fiber Art Show continues at the Encore Old Sandstone Gallery next door until the end of the month, open from 6-9:30 pm, featuring original fiber Art of all kinds, from weaving and quilts to lace and thread sculpture and more by local Artists. Several other local food and craft vendors will likely be on site as well, including Jen's Artisan Breads, featuring many different varieties of delicious fresh baked bread and Pecatonica River Honey, with raw, natural, locally sourced honey, Dietrich Ranch will have beef sticks and beef jerky and Barker Brew will likely be there to serve a variety of iced coffees, too.
Please come to town early and have a look at all the good locally grown produce and other foods and crafts available at the Mount Morris Community Farmers Market held in the bank parking lot at the corner of Wesley Ave. and Rt. 64 from 4-7 p.m., every Friday through October. Come join the fun on our beautiful, historic campus in the center of Mount Morris, two blocks south of Rt. 64 on Wesley Ave.
In the event of rain, the whole show is moved to the Pinecrest Grove Community Center, located eight blocks south of Rt 64 on McKendrie St., at 500 Evergreen Dr., presented at the same times.