PorchFest in Mount Morris set Saturday, June 8

Well Strung plays a tune on the lawn of Phil and Ferol Labash during 2023 Porchfest. The band is back again this year.

MOUNT MORRIS – There will be plenty of tunes to hear and porches to visit during the seventh annual Encore! PorchFest Saturday, June 8, in Mount Morris.

“PorchFest is the ultimate grassroots community music festival. Many favorites from past years, along with some new musicians, will perform 45-minute sets on community porches and lawns throughout the festival area between 1 and 5 p.m. The audience picks their choices from a schedule and moves from location to location. Bring your lawn chairs or sit in the grass, walk or ride your bike,” said Jeff Bold, one of the event’s organizers.

This year’s schedule

1 to 2 p.m.

Goin Postal Unplugged (Dan Elsasser): Classic rock, ballads, country and more. Kalnins’, 111 W. Main St.

The Magtones: Husband-and-wife duo who enjoys playing acoustic pop music in an entertaining style. Trinity Lutheran Church, 308 E. Brayton Road

Children’s Dance & Singing Troupe: Indian, German and Flamenco dance, country and contemporary music. The Center, 9 E. Front St.

Who Drank All the Tequila (Steve Catron and Friends): Acoustic rock with a bluegrass vibe. Guitar, bass and mandolin. Bold’s, 109 E. Front St.

2 to 3 p.m.

Well Strung: Four-member band playing blues, rock ‘n’ roll, country and bluegrass. Labash’s, 305 E. Brayton Road

Denny Jacobs: Easy listening to oldies. Guitar and vocal folk and blue singer. Collins’, 401 E. Brayton Road

John Sabaduquia: Singer/songwriter Americana, alt country, Midwestern roots rock. Markle’s, 209 E. Front St.

The Newtonians (Chris Kolling and Kevin Oppendike): Two old friends, an instrumental duo with a rock edge and other musical styles. Guitar and percussion. Mount Morris Library, 105 S. McKendrie Ave.

3 to 4 p.m.

RuthAnn Lillstrom: Folk-pop and originals singer/songwriter. Guitar and vocalist. Trinity Lutheran Church, 308 E. Brayton Road

Crosswind Landing (Harold Harrison & Lowell Harp): Folk, country and original songs. Guitar and percussion. Bold’s, 109 E. Front St.

Korey Pepper: The gritty areas of ‘90s grunge and alternative rock, guitar, singer/songwriter. The Center, 109 E. Front St.

Louise Price & John Dickson: Acoustic duet and solo artists playing Irish, Spanish and traditional folk music. DeWolf’s, 105 E. Center St.

Larry Lambe & Randy Holland: Anything from the ‘30s on, wide variety, two performers, guitar and harmonica. Hollifield’s, 305 W. Lincoln St.

4 to 5 p.m.

Denny Diamond: Known for performing the music of Neil Diamond; mixes in other great classic songs along with a few originals. Allure-Pinecrest Gazebo, Brayton, east of Wesley Avenue

Acoustic Axis: Two acoustic guitars and a drummer, singing classic rock, blues and a couple of classic country tunes. Collins’, 401 E. Brayton Road

Greg Crull: Blues, country, classic rock, beach music. Wardʼs, 103 S. Clark Ave.

Schedules with map, porch locations, music and food information will be available online at EncorePorchFest.info. For information about all Encore! and Mount Morris activities, visit EncoreMtMorris.com.

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