Saturdays 10am – 12pm in the First Street Community Center
Head to the warmth of the First Street Community Center gymnasium starting this Saturday, November 7 from 10am-noon where you’ll find the gym filled with plenty of freshly baked breads, cupcakes, cookies, homemade cinnamon rolls plus locally produced honey, fruit jams, and beef, pork, and poultry meats. There will be seasonal produce, popcorn, handmade soaps, holiday ornaments, bags, aprons, and more!
Bring your kids, your friends, and a stray neighbor or two – please remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing! We have a variety of vendors and a plethora of delicious items from which to choose. Stock the cupboards and fill the pantry, it is time for the Mt. Vernon Winter Farmers Market!
Our market is a thriving little community of entrepreneurs. All our products are raised, produced, or created right here in the surrounding community by the person selling them on the other side of the table.
Beautiful vegetables, delicious artisan breads, jams and jellies. We have several different varieties of local, grass-fed meats as well as farm fresh eggs available. Dried beans, fresh ground cornmeal, popcorn, and meat seasoning mixes!
Be sure to stop by and see us!
Be sure to stop inside the First Street Community Center to check out all the fantastic shops as well!
Performing live Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm on the First Street Community Center Front Lawn.
Hudson & Overly Concert
present by the Mount Vernon/Lisbon Community Development Group (CDG).
Hudson & Overly play classic rock hits from the 60’s through the 90’s and some country
Bring your own beverage/snack and chairs
Performing live Friday, September 11, 2020 at 7:30 pm in the Uptown Theatre
When Nicholas Gunty and Brian Powers put their songs and their voices together, there is a delicate and powerful magic that commands the room to attention. The duo is known as Frances Luke Accord, and they are what NPR’s Mountain Stage calls “the definition of lean-in music.” Their soulful, effortless branch of indie-folk is orchestrated with spare and sophisticated acoustic threads woven into a lush backdrop for their intimate melodies. Rich, up-close tenor harmonies lend their timeless songwriting an urgency that honors the Simon & Garfunkel comparisons but pushes beyond into the world of Bon Iver, Jose Gonzalez, and progressive folk music.
Both raised in South Bend, IN, Gunty and Powers met and began performing together during their time at the University of Notre Dame. Their first release, Kandote, was a bold intercultural collaboration with the Barefoot Truth Children’s Choir in Uganda, a not-for-profit effort which provides ongoing support to the choir to this day. Relocating to Chicago in 2013, the duo honed their songwriting craft while releasing two more self-produced EPs, laying the groundwork for their breakthrough debut full-length, Fluke, in 2016. This immersive, philosophically rich album set them off on their first national tour, which included support dates with Darlingside, Anaïs Mitchell, and The Ballroom Thieves.
Now a distance band, Gunty and Powers continue to explore their combined voice with a renewed sense of growth and brotherhood from their respective homes in Philadelphia and Chicago. “Maria” (2018) and “Silver & Gold EP” (2019) reflect this evolution with a fresh vitality and set the bar high for their upcoming sophomore LP, coming in 2020.
“…ARE THE DEFINITION OF LEAN-IN MUSIC.”
– JONI DEUTSCH, NPR’S MOUNTAIN STAGE
“…ARE SOME OF OUR VERY FAVORITE MUSICIANS, SONGWRITERS, AND PEOPLE.”
“…AN ECHO OF SIMON & GARFUNKEL, THE QUIRKY WEIRDNESS OF SUFJAN STEVENS, AND THE MELODIC PROGRESSION OF JOSH RITTER…FLA HAVE TAKEN ALL OF THIS AND TURNED IT INTO SOMETHING ENTIRELY UNIQUE.”
-PURE M MAGAZINE
“Indie folk at its finest” – Milk Crater
“People should hear this music and say this is something I want to hear more of and know more about. This is not foreign music – this is music that’s got a precedent set many years ago. And when you hear somebody do it this well, you kind of just have to pay attention to it.” – Richard Milne, WXRT Chicago
‘If you like killer harmonies, you will LOVE Frances Luke Accord’ – Jeanette Sangston, The Revue
[Frances Luke Accord] have their fingers in a sound that’s timeless yet absolutely necessary in an increasingly static musical landscape. – Joshua Pickard, Nooga