News headlines, fliers and festival releases

Twenty-seven groups and solo performers lined up for Fourth Annual Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival Oct. 6-7

ORIENTAL, NC – Sept. 8, 2017 – This year’s Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival will feature the Tony Award-winning Red Clay Ramblers, and Dom Flemons, The American Songster, plus 25 other varied groups and solo artists performing on the porches of 16 Oriental homes and businesses. The Red Clay Ramblers, the nationally known North Carolina string band, will play on the Main Stage across from Lou Mac Park at 3 pm on Saturday, Oct. 7. Admission is free. Read more…


Tickets now on sale for our Special Friday Evening Concert with Grammy winner DOM FLEMONS, The American Songster

ORIENTAL, NC − Grammy Winner and co-founder of The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Dom Flemons, will follow Friday afternoon’s porch performances with a special concert at The Old Theater, 609 Broad St. The Box Office opens at 6:45 pm. Tickets are available now at Nautical Wheelers, 411 Broad St., and at Mariner Realty (Angie Propst), 704 Broad St. Or contact Angie at 252-671-4643. Tickets are $20 per person.


Red Clay Ramblers to play 2017 Ol’ Front Porch Music Fest; Dom Flemons to open October celebration

ORIENTAL, NC – April 22, 2017 – This year’s fourth annual Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival will feature the Tony Award-winning Red Clay Ramblers. The nationally known North Carolina string band will play on the Main Stage on Saturday, Oct. 7. Admission is free. Read more…


Oriental In-Water Boat Show concludes another year

By Charlie Hall, New Bern Sun Journal
ORIENTAL, NC – April 22, 2017 – The ninth annual Oriental In-water Boat Show, Nautical Flea Market & Wooden Boat Expo had sunny skies and good crowds the first two days on the Oriental waterfront and concludes Sunday. It is at the Oriental Harbor Marina, with more than 100 exhibitors of boats, nautical goods and services. The event also has plenty of food and live entertainment by groups and individuals from the Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival. Read more…


Festival to present concert for visiting cyclists

ORIENTAL, NC – April 21, 2017 – Cyclists participating in Cycle North Carolina’s 3-day Coastal Bicycle Ride will be entertained during their stay in Oriental by the group Moores Creek Bluegrass. The concert is sponsored by Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival, Inc. Read more…


Festival to provide music for 2016 Oriental Boat Show

ORIENTAL, NC – April 13, 2017 –  Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival, Inc., will provide a full weekend of live roots music to entertain patrons at this year’s Oriental In-Water Boat Show, April 21-23 at the Oriental Harbor Marina. Read more…


FLIER:  ‘Out of the Attic — Art on the Porch Sale’


FLIER:  Official 2017 Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival Flier (Version 1)


Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival supports high-school band

ORIENTAL, NC – Feb. 27, 2017 – The directors of Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival, Inc., have for the second year agreed to pay for a member of the Pamlico County High School Marching Band to attend a national competition. Read more…


What’s Happening — Towndock.net *

The 2017 Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival on Friday and Saturday October 6 and 7 will once again bring musicians to town and turn Oriental’s porches in to stages. Read more…

* Official Media Sponsor of the Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival