Older folks will remember “Puff the Magic Dragon” and “Leaving on at Jet Plane,” harmony classics from the folk band Peter, Paul and Mary.
This Saturday they can relive those days with tribute band “Peter, Paul and Mary Alive!” featuring performers Peter Gordon as Paul Yarrow, Will Kruger as Noel Paul Stookey and Joanie Brown as Mary Travers.
“Flash Back to Folk” is the first in this summer’s series of free concerts presented by Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation.
The concerts are held at the Legacy Park Amphitheater just outside the Legacy Park Community Center at 897 N.E. Bluestem Drive.
Bob Johnson, a former city councilman, has been working with the parks department on encouraging folk music. He said the tribute band that brings back music from the 1960s is just what he envisioned.
“They really do sound very similar to the real Peter, Paul and Mary,” Johnson said.
The concert begins at 7 p.m. and goes until 10:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for lawn seating. Food and drink vendors will be on site; no pets, coolers, alcohol, or outside food are permitted inside the amphitheater.
The other two concerts in the series are July 21 “Jamaican Jam” with Kansas City’s best reggae bands and Aug. 4 for “Blues Fest.”