Jody Adams concert to raise $ for Rock Ledge

       Jody Adams with the String Dudes will perform in the barn at the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site Saturday, Dec. 4.
       Running from 7 to 10 p.m., the event is a fundraiser, with all proceeds going to the ranch. The band members will draw from their new CD, “Voices of Home.”
       Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 12 to 16 and free for those under 12. Advance purchases can be made at or at the barn on the night of the show.
       Adams is a long-time area musician/songwriter and ranch supporter, having performed over the past decade at the annual fall Folk Art Festival. His group, Palmer Divide, also played at Rock Ledge's annual Fiddles, Vittles & Vino festivals in 2006 and 2009
       The ranch is off Gateway Road at 30th Street. Parking will be in the parking lot by the admission hut. Event-goers will be led to the barn by a lighted pathway as well as guides with the ranch's friends group, the Living History Association (LHA).
       Although the city-owned ranch will be bolstered by $88,000 from the city budget in 2011, the ranch still needs to raise tens of thousands of dollars to cover all the expenses, including building and animal upkeep, at the 230-acre facility.
       For more information, call Rock Ledge at 578-6777 or go to
       Coming up…
       In December, Rock Ledge will also have its “Holiday Evening” event Saturday, Dec. 11 from 4 to 8 p.m.; and its Holiday Tea and Tours on dates to be determined.
       Simulating the way Christmases used to be, Holiday Evening will include “jingle bell” wagon rides, live music, a barn dance, lantern light tours, Victorian and Edwardian celebrations, blacksmith demonstrations, and an old-style Santa. Admission is $6 ($4 for seniors and teens, and $2 for ages 6 to 12).
       The Holiday Tea and Tours offers a detailed tour of the ranch's Rock Ledge and Orchard houses, culminated by a tea with 1800s-style snacks. The tea/tour costs $20. Reservations can be made by calling 578-6777.

Westside Pioneer/press release