A Perfect Day! 

         

| Towndock’s coverage of the 2017 Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival
Photos by Will Conkwright

| REVIEWS

“To the board, committees and teams who make this wonderful music event happen: thank you for your vision and drive in creating Ol’ Front Porch and dedicating yourselves to producing it year after year…. We had the privilege of performing on a lovely “stage” for an appreciative audience; we strolled around and found some very good food choices to pick from, and enjoyed other performances in the mellow early Fall waterfront ambience…it was one of those “life doesn’t get much better than this” days.”

— Michelle Noevere, The Pamlico Flutes

“That concert was so great – what a fabulous day in O’town.”

— Mary Duffie

“Oh Mama , whatever you do ….don’t get behind on your Bar-B-Que” Love RCR….”

— Will Heyer, The Red Clay Ramblers

“Huge mahalos (thank yous) to all who helped to create this celebration of regional music and included us. We were so grateful for your enthusiasm and support for live music, we loved hearing all sorts of music wafting down the streets, and we loved playing for all who came to our porch. If y’all find yourselves ’round the north and west fringes of Chapel Hill, give us a holler…”

— MahaloJazz

“Salty Paws says THANKS, to all you amazing volunteers who work hard to make it happen!”

— Jim Austin, Salty Paws

“It was our first visit and it was great! Our favorite was Honey Magpie.”

— Lynn Stateham

“Loved this Festival! As first time attendees, my husband and I truly enjoyed the music, the food, the friendly atmosphere, and this quaint little town. Especially enjoyed the Bluegrass performance.”

— Sandra Becker

Terrific time but band times could have been a little more staggered. Could not get to all in same time slot. Missed a few I wanted to see.”

— Renee Bashaw

“Wonderful festival! The Red Clay Ramblers were fabulous. Such a friendly crowd and gorgeous weather.”

— Mary Kathryn Christiansen

Tell us what you thought of the 4th Annual Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival on our Facebook page. We’ll post some of your comments here.


Featuring North Carolina’s Tony Award-winning string band, The Red Clay Ramblers
Free Concert 3 pm Saturday, Oct. 7, on The Main Stage
∼ On the green across from Lou Mac Park ∼

Also appearing on The Main Stage
Oriental’s own Saltwater Gold
12 noon- 1:30 pm, Saturday, Oct. 7

 

 

 

SOLD OUT!
Special Friday Evening Concert
Dom Flemons
The American Songster
(Grammy winner and co-founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops)
7:30 pm Friday, Oct. 6
The Old Theater, 609 Broad St.
For ticket information, go here

Plus more than TWO DOZEN bands, duos and solo performers
Folk, Americana, Bluegrass, Country, Gospel, Jazz, Blues

MUSIC ON THE PORCHES – Friday 4-530 pm | Sat. 10 am-3pm

All Porch and Main Stage performances FREE!

   Among the artists appearing this year for the first time…

   

 

Guitarist Mojo Collins               MahaloJazz             Country Singer Melissa Plett

  Visit The Village Market, showcasing dozens of local artisans, and The Food Park, brought to you by local nonprofits in partnership with area restaurants

  2017 SLATE OF PERFORMERS
  PORCH SCHEDULES
  FESTIVAL MAP
  WHERE THE HECK IS ORIENTAL? – Directions and Parking
  FESTIVAL SHIRTS & HATS FOR SALE
  VILLAGE MARKET AND FOOD PARK
  FESTIVAL COMMAND CENTER AND INFORMATION BOOTH
⇒  OTHER HAPPENINGS, including more music!
  WHAT ELSE YOU MIGHT WANT TO KNOW


| MAIN STAGE SPONSORS

| PORCH SPONSORS

         

| SUPPORTER SPONSORS

   

         

Frank and Jennifer Roe      George and MarjorieDufek



Congratulations to our primary grantor, the North Carolina Arts Council, on its 50th Anniversary!