Southern Land Company’s signature single-family community event, Tucker Hill PorchFest 2017, is now one for the history books! Almost 1,000 guests enjoyed our June 10, 2017, free, outdoor live music event!
Many thanks to Mitas Hill Vineyards, our bands, porch hosts, artisans and food trucks for truly making this a spectacular event! Keep reading if you’re curious as to what you missed in 2017 and mark your calendar for PorchFest 2018 — Saturday, June 2, 2018. More details coming soon!
Moving Colors has been confirmed as the event’s headliner, taking the main stage for a free concert-on-the-lawn starting at 7 pm. This high-energy band is known for its wide variety of musical styles (oldies classics to today’s top hits!), inventive bucket percussion routines (think “Stomp!” but cooler!), unique artwork created right on stage, a guitarist who does handstands while he plays, and big-voiced female vocalists! Learn more about the band at Movingcolorsband.com .
But before this band takes the stage, guests will once again enjoy strolling the streets leading into and around Founders Square and listening to 6 bands performing on resident and model home front porches from 5 to 6:45 pm. To date, musicians include a blues trio, two different classic rock trios, a country-music duo, a pop/rock/R&B solo artist, and a solo guitarist. See below for more information on each of our performers as well as our PorchFest Performers & Activities Map!
Mitas Hill Vineyards is returning with a complimentary wine tasting tent. KLAK -97.5 Radio will be on site with a live remote broadcast and registering people for fun prizes, including a one-year lease on a 2017 Jeep Wrangler from Dodge City of McKinney. This year’s picnic dinner and treat options will be available for purchase from Arete Gourmet Sliders and Rita’s Italian Ice/Custard. And finally, guests can enjoy browsing through a pop-up Artisan’s Market featuring almost 20 different vendors.
To make your time at Tucker Hill’s PorchFest even more enjoyable, may we suggest the following:
- Plan for walking, as in order to enjoy our porch bands you will need to stroll our streets to listen to these outstanding musicians. See below for an event map or look for signage during the event.
- Bring a blanket or portable chairs to camp out for a short time at each front porch and then to ensure your comfort during the Moving Colors main stage concert which will be held on a large, grassy lawn.
- While food trucks will be offering food and drinks for purchase, picnicking is always welcome! (Please remember to abide by all open container laws.)
- Free street/curbside parking is available throughout the community. Two complimentary golf cart shuttles will also be available to help move guests in and around the event.
2017 PorchFest Musicians Performing on Front Porches from 5 to 6:45 pm:
Boogie Chillin’ — As one of the hottest new blues band in the DFW area, this trio has roots hailing from the East coast, Midwest and deepest Texas. Their music drips with funk, soul and sweat the best Delta blues legends would envy. Boasting more than 75 years of combined live performances between them, Dave, Dave and Glenn meld together like a fresh batch of gumbo. From B.B. to Z.Z., Etta James to James Brown, and Cocker to Clapton, Boogie Chillin’ will get your toes tappin’ and your tail feather shakin’. Whether you want boogie blues or something you can chill to while sipping your brews, Boogie Chillin’ is the band for you.
2 Tone Band – This 3-piece ensemble, plays your favorite Rock Classics unplugged, 60’s,70’s,80’s, etc. from Beatles to ZZ Top with plenty of adventure mixed in. Learn more about them here — www.2toneband.com/video.html
The Three Amigos — This band consists of 3 talented local musicians, Trace Mitchell, Joe Mansir and Randy Jeter. They perform a combination of classic to current rock, pop and country hits from the 70’s through today. These professional musicians have performed with popular bands throughout the US and abroad! Audiences will be engaged from the first note to the last with their “feel good” and interactive performance…Guaranteed to rock your soul! Learn more about them here — www.the3amigosband.com
Christina Prothro — As a 19-year-old aspiring artist, Christina’s music blends pop, rock and has roots in R&B. Her two original songs – Fade to Black and #Boom can be found on iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play and Spotify with more to come soon! Christina does some great covers of hit songs from The Police, Journey, Foo Fighters, Amy Winehouse and more. She’s been singing since she was 2 and has performed all across the Metroplex. Listen to Christina here — http://bit.ly/2r3aNQo
Peyton Alexis — A country singer/songwriter based out of DFW, Peyton’s sound is inspired by her passion for traditional country music as well as Texas country/red dirt. You can find her EP “Wild Souls” on iTunes and Amazon. Peyton is backed up by her husband Jacob Sepeda on guitar. Check out her website www.peytonalexis.wixsite.com/music.
Pat Harrigan — Pat discovered his love of playing guitar and singing when taking a required music class in college for his degree in Elementary Education. He bought a Jimmy Buffett song book to expand on his class’s basic studies, and that’s where it all began! From the 70’s until the present, Pat has added hundreds of songs (old and new) to his collection. Singing at local pubs, social events, parties, weddings, restaurants, and friendly gatherings, he selects songs that fit the occasion, setting, and the clientele. Pat loves interacting with his audiences, telling stories about the songwriters and songs he performs. An evening with Pat is relaxed and intimate, and most likely you’ll find yourself singing along with the music, or hearing a tune that makes you get up and dance! Pat regularly performs at the McKinney Farmers Market, and at Caudalie Crest Winery. He has a groupie following of friends, wine lovers, and golfers, which also happen to be his three favorite things in life (in addition to music)!