PHOTO: Front Porch Fest 11 | Spirithaven Farm | Stuart VA | Photo © Roger Gupta
FRONT PORCH FEST announces 2020 initial band line up including Toubab Krewe, The Nth Power, The Wooks and more!
Front Porch Fest, produced by One Family Productions and presented by Patrick County, Virginia is pleased to announce an exciting slate of local, regional, and national acts to perform at the 12th annual event this Labor Day weekend, September 3 – 6, 2020. Held on the front porch to the Blue Ridge mountains, this yearly event weaves together a love of music and community. Front Porch Fest 12 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 2020 lineup features a diverse range of acts, spanning genres such as bluegrass, folk, soul, americana, gospel, blues, funk, and more. The instrumental powerhouse TOUBAB KREWE swirls together rock, African traditions, jam sensibilities, and international folk. Proving that soul music can be exponentially greater than the sum of its parts, The Nth Power is on a mission to share the light. Local fan-favorite Big Daddy Love returns to the porch again this year and is no gentle string quartet; their music has been described as “a blend of rock, bluegrass, southern soul, and psychedelic jams.” The Wooks translate the sights and sounds of the people, hills, bars, roads, and creeks around them into songs and shows that captivate. The Judy Chops have been carving out their niche in the Virginia music scene by delivering heartfelt, passionate live shows with charm and grace while utilizing their amazing vocals, lush arrangements, and sonic bravado to fuse elements of blues, rock, swing, soul, and classic country. Space Koi a three-piece reggae/rock band blending a variety of music genres that will entertain crowds of many musical tastes by combining modern reggae rock with blues and funk and performing both originals and fan-favorite covers. Staying true to their jazz roots, Hambone Relay’s live shows are a mixture of danceable grooves, psychedelic overtones, and improvisational jams. Borrowed Earth presents original material that strives to put the listener in a state of contemplation and joy as they share their mission of bringing a message of peace, love, and light through the positive energy and universal language of music. You won’t be able to miss Fluidity Performance at Front Porch Fest 2020 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.
Marvelous Funkshun features soaring guitar and pedal steel over a heavy groove. The Freeway Jubilee provides a refreshing, explosive blend of gospel-tinged southern rock and hard-driving soulful grooves met with a flare of psychedelic mountain music. Local blues boogie band SLICK JR. & The REACTORS are joined alongside returning artists such as GOTE, a versatile group with an eclectic blend of originals and cover material, they play a different show every time they hit the stage. In addition, fans will enjoy ‘new to the porch’ acts like Music Road Co Moving who fluidly moves from funk to reggae, rock to afrobeat; their sound bounces from blues and soul to island dance and back again, bound together by one common ideal: music should feel good and spread positive vibes.
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!
Tier 1 general admission 4-day tickets and VIP tickets are available, as well as car camping and RV passes. The festival is a family-friendly event and children 12 and under are free – 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.
FPF is produced by One Family Productions, a non-profit organization with the mission of promoting and supporting community enrichment and growth. We create 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.
Visit their website at http://frontporchfest.com/