Cayce’s Soiree on State expands in third year

Allen Wallace photos.

The free party on the street in Cayce just keeps growing.

The third annual Soiree on State was the biggest yet, as the city partnered with the Cayce Avenues Neighborhood Association to combine the event with the Cayce Festival of the Arts.

The big event took over State Street from Poplar to Railroad, with golf cart rides available to deliver attendees from their parking spots to the entrance. From there, a long corridor of booths featuring local artists and crafters as well as plenty of food and drink offerings led to the stage.

Those arriving at the stage to enjoy the live music performed by Mitchell Lee, Cash Money, Whiskey Run and headliner Tokyo Joe also found a new addition to the festival. In front of the stage stood large blue metal letters spelling “Cayce.” The display was created by students from Brookland-Cayce and Airport high schools in welding classes offered through the Lexington Two Innovation Center.

Within sight of the stage, a children’s area offered games and other activities for the kids, Hay bales were placed in the street for those who wanted to sit and enjoy the music, though Tokyo Joe brought many in the crowd to their feet to dance.

“It’s such a great party and it’s so nice to have it close to home,” said Cayce resident Lara Blumel. “We actually walked here, and it’s so much fun. Cayce’s a pretty big place but it really feels like a small community.”

Information on future soirees and other Cayce events is available at

Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Cayce, Lexington County