‘Legacy Nights’ looks to bring family-friendly fun to the summer

Published 4:42 pm Monday, May 9, 2022

By Warren Taylor

Legacy Grove Park will host its first annual “Legacy Nights” event this Tuesday, starting at 5:30 p.m.

“It is a free live music, local food truck event that we are hosting at the park,” said Deborah Jackson, executive director of Legacy Greenspace, the non-profit that operates the park.

“Legacy Nights” will be held once a month until October, and the idea is to give Winchester families something to do during the fall and summer months.

“We know that Winchester supports live music and supports its food trucks, so we wanted to do all of that–and this is super important to us–that it is family-friendly and free for the community,” Jackson said.

While kids play on the playground and enjoy led activities by the Clark County 4-H Extension, their parents will be able to enjoy the music and beverages from Abettor Brewing and Harkness Edwards Vineyards.
“Every family member will be able to enjoy something at the park,” Jackson said.

The headlining act will be Rifletown.

“We are really excited to have them. They bring a good crowd with them,” Jackson said.

The Wallace Sisters will open the festivities.

“They are three sisters … They are from Lexington and are an acapella group,” Jackson said. “I found them when they were part of The Lexington Music Awards.”

A trio of food trucks will handle the victual portion of the evening: Bell on Wheels, El Caminocito, and Desserts by Rebecca.

Since the park is run by a non-profit, its events and programs are financed by donor dollars.

“All the support we have gotten at the park and the support we’ve gotten for ‘Legacy Nights’ all comes from our community. So, we understand how important our community is to the success of everything at the park,” Jackson said.

The “Legacy Nights” series is funded entirely through sponsorships from companies such as Ale-8, Clark County Farm Bureau, Palmer Engineering, Thoroughbred Diesel, The Williams Agency, and Winchester Farm Diary.

Jackson said that the non-profit is grateful for all the businesses and organizations that stepped up to help.

“We were able to get some really good music that way,” she said.

Future featured acts will include Eric Bolander on June 14, Night Flyer on Aug. 9, and Rags to Riches on Sept. 13.