Tucker Hill’s Porch Fest 2019 returns for its fourth year on Saturday, June 1, from 5 pm until dusk. This unique, live music festival is free and open to the public! It will feature live bands and solo musicians, some performing from Tucker Hill’s quaint front porches. Palio’s Pizza Cafe plans to host a musician on their outdoor patio. Look for others in the charming Harvard Park Gazebo, or outside of the community’s Residents’ Club and pool. A special kid-focused entertainer will perform near the community play ground. The entire event has a new park venue this year as all activities will take place in and around the community’s Lawn Chair Amphitheatre, Harvard Park Retail Center, & Residents’ Club parking lot. This is all conveniently located at Tucker Hill’s entrance, bordered by State Boulevard, Fleetwood, Grassmere and Percy.
Porch Fest is Tucker Hill’s version of the extremely successful Porch Fest held annually in Franklin, Tennessee’s Westhaven community. It’s a simple concept — invite the musicians and provide them their stages on residents’ front porches. These bands and acoustic singers really showcase their talent during Porch Fest. Residents volunteer their porches as a way to support the local music scene and interact with their neighbors. The general public joins the fun and discovers just how unique and charming it is to live in Tucker Hill!
Porch Fest 2019 Main Stage Concert:
The evening highlight is a concert-on-the-lawn at the Lawn Chair Amphitheatre from 7 pm until dusk featuring The Redwine Band.
The Redwine Band is a Texas Country & Top 40 Music Cover Band from Dallas. They put on an energetic show with amazing musicians, and always encourage the crowd to get in on the fun. They cover all of today’s and yesterday’s greatest hits. From Texas Country favorites Pat Green, Wade Bowen, Randy Rogers Band, Josh Abbott Band and Stoney Larue, to top selling country artists like Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett, Eric Church, George Strait & Johnny Cash – you’ll hear it all! Mainstream Top 40 Music artists include Journey, Jon Bon Jovi & Ed Sheeran. So whether it’s Top 40, Today’s Hits, Texas Country, Classic Rock . . .. if it’s on your playlist, The Redwine Band has it “COVERED!”
Artisan Market, Kid’s Zone, Food & Drink Vendors:
As attendees stroll the event’s quadrant layout and enjoy simultaneous concerts, they can also peruse a pop-up Artisan market with over 40 vendors showcasing local handmade and homemade goods and foods. A new Kid’s Zone area this year will feature a live children’s entertainer and story-teller, Tanna Banana, free face painting and Henna tatoos, lawn games, and the Tucker Hill playground! Food and drink will be available as guests can purchase beer or wine from the folks at EJ Wills Gastro Pub, and grab a picnic dinner or treats from food vendors including 7 Sisters Gourmet Foods, Smoken’ S BBQ & Catering, and Rita’s Italian Ice.
Event Details & Tips for Attending:
- The Artisan Market and Food Vendors will be open from 5 pm until dusk.
- Attendees stroll throughout the event area from 5 until 7 pm to enjoy the variety of musical performances.
- Please note that the City of McKinney prohibits the consumption of alcohol on public streets. Therefore, all alcoholic beverages must remain inside our fenced in main stage concert area.
- We recommend bringing blankets or chairs to set up as you stop to enjoy not only the porch bands, but also for the stage concerts.
- Friendly dogs, on a leash, are always welcome in Tucker Hill!
- Detailed performance schedules, band bios, links to learn more, and band photos are viewed below and will be updated as the event draws nearer.
- A detailed event map is also coming soon to this page.
- Look for signage placed throughout the community to assist in finding our porch bands, etc.
- Parking will be free and available along those streets not closed and surrounding the event area. Consider driving north, east or west of the event area for some of the best parking. Best route — Entering from Hwy 380 at the light at Tremont Boulevard and going east to Tabitha/Wescott. Or entering from Hwy 380 at Grassmere and parking along this street, which borders the park/venue area. Please note that Percy Drive will be closed.
- Watch for 2 complimentary golf-cart shuttles that are available to help guests get to and from their cars and in/around the event area.
- Up-to-date event information may also be found on the Tucker Hill Facebook Page and Twitter.
- For directions to Tucker Hill, click here!
- Inclement weather could affect this event. Please refer to this page or our social media accounts to confirm that the event has not been rescheduled.
- Again, admission is free, but let us know you’re coming by getting your free ticket & RSVPing here!
For questions, including information on how to join us for the Artisan Market, please email TuckerHillReception@southernland.com.
2019 Event Performers, Locations (TBA) & Times:
The Close, 5 to 7 pm — Vocal group, The Close, is comprised of singer-songwriter/musicians from the southeast based in Nashville, TN. Their blend of genres and styles wrap around intricate three part harmonies reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, CSNY, Simon & Garfunkel. Currently in the studio recording their Americana debut release as The Close, they will be touring heavily in 2019.
Check out some of their videos below:
The Close – Hello Heart @ The Basement https://youtu.be/iuKPPPYfaak
The Close – Hands – Live @ The Switchyard Studio: https://youtu.be/8VsEHREaIUI
The Close – I Deny @ The Switchyard Studio https://youtu.be/JYBSujZi4S4
Sandy Bates, 5 to 7 pm — With a genre that ranges from Blues, R&B, Country, Classic Rock, Motown and much more, Sandy’s music promises to engage and connect!
Check out his Face Book page — @sandybatesmusic
Tanna Banana – 5:30 to 6:30 pm, Kid’s Zone Tent near Grassmere Playground: A performance just for the kids! Tanna Banana brings a new twist to Porch Fest this year as a natural storyteller using song, dance, puppets and magic! And, she does all this while while incorporating education into her stories!
Check out her Face Book page — @tannabananastorytime
Shayne Green – 5 to 7 pm: As a songwriter, producer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist, Shayne Green, spent his formative years as a professional, highly versatile session and working musician. After years of recording/touring and performing locally and abroad, he began to focus on his own artist work as a songwriter and composer. Shayne Green continues to release vibrant, engaging music as a recording artist while composing music for film/tv.
Listen and learn more about him here!
Jordan Coffing – 5 to 7 pm: Jordan Coffing is a well-established vocalist and songwriter in the DFW metroplex. Her style is evocative and captivating, playfully finessing even the most sophisticated melodies, all the while displaying a tone that is lush and compelling.
Coffing attended the world renowned High School For the Performing and Visual arts in Houston TX and holds a degree in Vocal Jazz Performance from the internationally acclaimed University of North Texas, where she had the opportunity to learn from living legends such as Rosana Eckert, Bobby Mcferrin and Peter Eldridge.
Jordan is a seasoned session vocalist and performer. She started recording at the age of 8 singing as the voice of Tracy Partridge in the 1999 biopic “Come On Get Happy” and at 15 recorded the background vocals for a TV theme featuring Chaka Kahn. Coffing’s voice is dynamic, versatile and spans multiple genres including choral, pop, jazz and country. As a performer, she has played alongside Dallas’ top musicians for events such as the Industrial Street Pop Festival and Jazz On The Green at Klyde Warren Park and can also be seen performing her original music-an eclectic mix of indie rock and jazz-under the moniker RHU. Listen to and learn more about Jordan here!
Droo D’Anna – 5 to 7 pm: Droo has been active in the Dallas music scene for well over 15 years. While he began his career playing bass with numerous acts, both local & national, he has, for the past 7 years, successfully navigated the local cover music scene, becoming known for his pure, raw vocals, full rhythmic guitar voicings, and being able to perform all kinds of pop music from all different styles, genres, and periods. Starting out, he mostly performed solo, but throughout the years, an incredible band (featured recently on Good Morning Texas) has organically formed around him,and now you will often hear 2-4 of them playing out together in bars and venues all over North Texas. There are 6 members of the entire group (including Droo, himself), forming a full sound that stems from many various backgrounds, ethnicities, musical styles, and all-around walks of life. Check out Droo D’Anna at his website or watch a video performance here.
Roger Escobedo – 5 to 7 pm: Roger returns to Porch Fest as a soloist this year, playing Rock Classics from the ’60s, ’70s, ’80, and beyond! Check out a collection of his music here!