July 10, 2017

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Bands will battle on the battlefield July 14 at Battle of Lexington State Historic Site

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JULY 10, 2017 – Two bands will replace soldiers from the North and South during the “Battle of the Bands on the Battlefield” July 14 at Battle of Lexington State Historic Site in Lexington. The battle will begin at 7 p.m. and the victor will be declared at 9 p.m.

Perry Beam & the Franklin Hole Band and the Bucket Band will each play for an hour to convince the audience to cheer for their side. Cheers will determine the victor of the battle. The audience is asked to bring their own chairs for seating.    

Missouri State Parks is celebrating 100 years in 2017. Visitors can experience all the park system has to offer with the Centennial Passport. Visit for more information. 

Battle of Lexington State Historic Site is located at 1101 Delaware St. in Lexington. For  more information about the event, call the site at 660-259-4654. For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.