McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC) presents free activities and live entertainment during High Noon on the Courthouse Lawn every Friday during April and May. From noon to 1 p.m., bistro tables will be set up on the lawn, and downtown eateries will provide quick brown bag lunch options for purchase at participating locations. Activities range from live music to hula hooping to a mechanical bull.

Entertainment and Activity Schedule:

April 5 – Smooth Groove Jazz

April 12 – Mechanical Bull Riding

April 19 – Jon Christopher Davis

April 26 – Hula Hooping with Around Joy

May 3 – Mariachi Michoacan

May 10 – Ping Pong with DFW Table Tennis Association

May 17 – Singer-Songwriter Austin Cunningham

May 24 – Stunt Riders & Bike Safety with Cadence Cyclery

May 31 – Faubion Orchestra Ensemble

Participating restaurants providing a brown bag lunch include One Lazy Lizard, Patina Green, The Pantry, SNUG on the Square, Spoons Café and Sauce, or grab a bite at any of the downtown McKinney eateries, listed on the downtown website.

“What better way to start the weekend than in Historic Downtown McKinney, enjoying beautiful spring weather, live music, activities and the gem of a downtown we are proud to have,” said Ty Lake, MPAC Director.

McKinney Performing Arts Center is located at the Historic Collin County Courthouse in the heart of Historic Downtown McKinney – 111 North Tennessee St. For more information, visit or call 972-547-2650.


About McKinney

McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., McKinney has a current population of nearly 141,000. Incorporated in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers rolling hills, lush trees, a historic downtown square and unique neighborhoods and developments. The city ranks No. 2 on the Money Magazine Best Places to Live list for 2012. Visit the city’s website at