Many years ago people used to gather on the front porch of the “Ol’ Store” in Oriental to play music. The magic of that porch put a spell on some friends who were “locals” and who loved to create the music heard from the porch. The spell has returned to some current “locals” who came up with the crazy notion to create a music festival to be held throughout the friendly river community of Oriental using the front porches of homes and businesses as stages. And so began the Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival in the fall of 2014. That magic spell hasn’t lifted! It’s gained momentum and each year’s Festival has evolved into a bigger and better event.. Come and be part of this magic spell, the awesome | music, the comfort of our porches, and the spirit of our community!
MUSIC FESTIVAL HEADLINES
| THE RALEIGH-BASED GROUP CHATHAM COUNTY LINE, described by IndyWeek as traditional bluegrass with “newgrass leanings,” will be the 2018 Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival’s featured group. And the hot Asheville Americana group, Tellico, will open this year’s festival Friday evening at The Red Rooster. The festival is Oct. 5-6. Go here for details.
| Ol’ FRONT PORCH MUSIC FESTIVAL is featured in the 2018 Pamlico County Chamber’s Visitor’s Guide. Go here.
| OUT OF THE ATTIC – ART ON THE PORCH SALE fundraiser is May 5. Go here for details.
| PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE for 2018 Oriental Boat Show, April 13-15 here.
| 2018 APPLICATION FORMS for performers, vendors, volunteers and sponsors now available here.
| 2018 OL’ FRONT PORCH MUSIC FESTIVAL set for Friday-Saturday, Oct. 5-6. Stay tuned for details.