Front Porch Fest, produced by One Family Productions and presented by Patrick County, announced a fresh slate of local, regional, and national acts to perform at the 13th annual event this Labor Day weekend, September 1- 4.
Held on the front porch to the Blue Ridge mountains, this annual event weaves together a love of music and community. Front Porch Fest 13 is set to be a dynamic year as the organizers work to offer a wide range of talented performing artists, children’s activities, and vendors, creating fun for the entire family while raising money and awareness for local community organizations and charities.
The 2022 lineup features a diverse range of acts, spanning genres such as bluegrass, folk, soul, americana, gospel, blues, funk, and more.
LARRY KEEL EXPERIENCE, a powerful, innovative and all-out exhilarating acoustic flatpicking guitarist, whose fierce, high-spirited energy also appeals to young rockers, jammers and alt-country pickers and fans who are equally drawn to Keel’s blazing guitar power, the deep rumbling voice, his earthy and expansive song-writing, and his down-home-gritty-good-time charm. CONSIDER THE SOURCE brings a blend of progressive rock and improvisatory jazz, soaked in Indian and Middle Eastern styles. BIG DADDY LOVE, a family favorite, blends rock, bluegrass, southern soul, and psychedelic jams into what they lovingly describe as ‘Appalachian Rock’.
ERIN & THE WILDFIRE weaves powerhouse vocals, pop, funk, and indie sensibilities to create an expressive soul and indie-pop sound.
THE JUDY CHOPS, deliver heartfelt, passionate live shows with charm and grace. This musical family has grown from a 4 piece roots music act, to a 7 piece ‘Americana Brassband’ STRIKING COPPER’s an eclectic, familial folk-rock group that effortlessly combines rhythm-driven rock, haunting vocal arrangements, and harmony-rich Americana. In doing so they deliver an unforgettable melodic sound their audience can’t stop dancing to.
THE GET RIGHT BAND is a psychedelic indie rock power trio from Asheville, NC that’s been wowing audiences around the country and the Caribbean since their inception in 2011 with an unparalleled live show and a relentless tour schedule.
FREE UNION’s ever-evolving music is rooted in soul and incorporates rhythm and blues, rock, and pop into its sound.
ANNABELLE’S CURSE is an indie-folk/rock band from Abingdon, VA and their extensive touring over the past decade has helped develop their devoted fan base throughout the southeast and mid-Atlantic. SLICK JR. & THE REACTORS, a local blues boogie band joins with other returning artists such as DIRK QUINN BAND whose infectious energy and musical interplay deliver jazz/funk improvisation at its most engaging.
You won’t be able to miss FLUIDITY PERFORMANCE TROUPE at Front Porch Fest engaging in workshops and enhancing the atmosphere around stages throughout the weekend. Their high energy LED, silk veil fans, and masterful manipulation of day props such as hula hoops will leave you wanting more. These amazing artists make up the initial drop for FPF13 and they will be joined by many more artists being announced over the next few months.
Tier 1 general admission 4-day tickets and VIP tickets are available, as well as limited car camping and RV passes. The festival is a family friendly event and while children 12 and under are free, they will need a ticket so they can groove to the tunes while creating arts and crafts and other fun activities in the Children’s Area. In addition, the festival features plenty of food and merchandise vendors to ensure an enjoyable weekend. For additional information, to see the lineup, and to purchase tickets for this unforgettable weekend, search for Front Porch Fest on social media or visit the website at www.frontporchfest.com.
Front Porch Fest is a volunteer run organization and is always looking for energetic and motivated volunteers to join the family. Volunteer opportunities are currently available in a wide variety of departments. Anyone interested in working in trade for their ticket is encouraged to apply as a volunteer by visiting the website! FPF is produced by One Family Productions, a non-profit organization with the mission of promoting and supporting community enrichment and growth. We specialize in creating impactful partnerships and events that are accessible, innovative and engaging. Proceeds from this event are donated to local charities such as the Patrick County Community Food Bank and Caring Hearts Free Clinic of Patrick County and others.