A message from the director…

dottie-mugshotThe Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival wishes to thank all for the magnificent job that was done to produce such an awesome festival!  Not only did our workers pull together to orchestrate such a meaningful day for all in attendance, but all the residents of Oriental helped as well.  I saw many frantically cleaning up from Hurricane Matthew so their yards would look lovely for Festival Saturday!  People were raking leaves, planting mums, putting out pumpkins so all would look like autumn!  The saying, “It takes a village,” was indeed true.  Thank you one and all!

I’d also like to express my deep appreciation to all the groups and solo performers who participated in our 3rd annual festival, as well as the hundreds of fans who came to our small village for a day of fantastic music and fun. We love you! We hope to see you next year when the festival occurs a week earlier – Oct. 6-7, 2017.

– Dottie Osmun and the Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival team, Oct. 16, 2016

Oriental, North Carolina
Friday-Saturday, October 14-15, 2016

  ‘Celebrating the Region’s Musical Heritage’

| 7:30 pm, Friday, Oct. 14, The Old Theater
The documentary film Down from the Mountain
(Live music before the film by “Salty Paws” 6:30 pm)

“Come help us kick off the 2016 Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival with this rare opportunity to hear outstanding performances by Ralph Stanley, John Hartford, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, and Gillian Welch …. This film will set the tone for the festival, which will fill the streets of Oriental with great music, singing, food and fun!”
                                                                                                              Dottie Osmun, festival  director  

| 10 am to 3 pm, Saturday, Oct. 15
Live music and performances from 33 groups and solo performers on 25 porches throughout the Village of Oriental. Village Market, Food Court, Raffle, Rotary Club Classic Car Show. Admission to the Festival is FREE!

| 3:30-5 pm, Saturday, Oct. 15

The Carmonas return to the Main Stage

Listen to The Carmonas music here

Also on the Main Stage:  Shiloh Hill, 2-3 pm

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