44 Local Bands to Perform at Adams Morgan PorchFest This Saturday

Bet you've never seen ANYTHING like Porchfest in Adams Morgan. All styles af music will be represented on the front porches of town homes up and down the streets of Adams Morgan this Saturday! The weather is looking great too so ENJOY! :)MJ


WASHINGTON, D.C., OCTOBER 4, 2017 — Adams Morgan PorchFest, DC’s most creative musical festival, features 44 local bands, all playing throughout the neighborhood on 16 porches or stoops this Saturday, October 7. With a creative diversity of musical genres, the bands range from rap to reggae and rockabilly. The line-ups for this weekend’s #AdMoPorchFest are spectacular and varied:


1:30 pm:

The event kicks off with a performance by Afro-Brazilian percussion band Batalá at 1:30 pm at the event headquarters at BB&T Bank Plaza (18th Street and Columbia Road NW). Maps will be available at this location until 6 pm.


2 pm:  

Near Northeast

Eerie lush melodic lyrical ruckus

The Saints Band

From rock to jazz, Latin and pop by Sitar Arts Center students


Sizzling blues to get your mojo working

Calamity Row

Part bluegrass and barroom, part country twang and snarl

Roy Hill


Nobody's Business

A big band of rocking rhythm and blues

North American Martyrs

Latin-infused American roots music

Sara Ghebremichael

Soulful vocals, blues banjo originals


2:15 pm:

Experience Brass Band

Brass band playing Top 40s dance hits


Acoustic rendering of today's alt-rock hits

The Mercy Alliance

Emotive, melodic indie rock with an aggressive rhythm section


Singer - Songwriter - Superhero - Supernova - Supernerd

Encantada Duo

Brazilian jazz by Julie Mack & David Rosenblatt


2:30 pmwww.adamsmorganonline.org:

Flo Anito

Quirky, clever songwriter with a great big voice

Bellwether Bayou

Classically-trained violinist turned solo folk fiddler

Atoms Apart

Electronic/Synth Pop duo from Arlington, VA


3 pm:

The NativeMakers

Classic covers from the Stones to the Dead

Plastic Sky

Indie acoustic pop for urban intellectuals & beautiful dreamers


3:15 pm:

Recovering Angels

Smooth harmonies with an a cappella gospel quartet

Fire in the River

Three-part harmony folk rock


Sizzling blues to get your mojo working

Clem Fandango

Smorgasbord of traditional jazz, folk and modern alternative


3:30 pm:

Foggy Bottom Whomp-Stompers

DC's best (and only) Prohibition-era jazz band

AM Copeland

Piano songs of romantic misadventure

DC Envoys

Danceable classics of rock and blues

Cuchulain and Friends

Mustachioed sing-alongs, electrified honky-tonks

Kate Oliphant and Jordan Davidson

Local teen sensation of lilting indie pop and reinterpreted classics

Market Trio

Folksy farmer's market mix of originals, covers and harmonies


3:45 pm:

French Admirals

Indie pumpkin spice on avocado toast

Jerry Tolk and The Old Soul String Band

Americana strings playing old-tyme gospel, blues and folk


Electronic rock with two guitars and drum machines


4 pm:

Tom's Joint

Fun jazzy-jazz sound from a lovable quartet

Katie Hargrove

Solo acoustic singer/songwriter


4:15 pm:

McKinley Mansion Band

Grass is bluer on their side of the fence



4:30 pm:


Multi-genre chimera of hip-hop, soul, & jazz

DC Envoys

Danceable classics of rock and blues

Lindsay & The Boys

Unlikely mash-ups of hits old and new


4:45 pm:

Nobody's Business

A big band of rocking rhythm and blues

The Greentop Ramblers

Irish/Celtic tunes and songs

Slim Rosa

Acoustic guitars, analog organs, and vocal harmonies evoking Appalachia


Metaphysical journey through classic/progressive rock-n-roll


5 pm:


Singer-songwriter playing dreamy, melodic pop songs on solo guitar

Bluegrass Jam

All players welcome to join

Foggy Bottom Whomp-Stompers

DC's best (and only) prohibition-era jazz band

Dave & the Originators

High-energy ska dance band

Ghosts You Know

Affectionate, offbeat, vocally harmonic twist on rockabilly

Gracious Me

Insightful, female-perspective Americana


“Adams Morgan remains the best place in the District to experience live and local music seven days a week,” said Kristen Barden, Executive Director of the Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District, which organizes the event. “These 44 bands represent just a small sample of the creative energy in our region, and without them and our porch hosts, this event would not be possible.”


The Porches

Each porch or stoop will host three 45-minute sets between 2 pm and 6 pm. Meander the delightful, tree-lined streets of Adams Morgan, enjoy local music, then stop into a local business for shopping and dining. The full list of locations follows:


1) Event headquarters

1801 Adams Mill Rd

2) Adam's Inn

1746 Lanier Place

3) Joseph's House

1730 Lanier Place

4) Gore House

1712 Lanier Place

5) Potter's House

1658 Columbia Rd. NW

6) King House

1826 Biltmore Rd. NW

7) Cashdan House

2502 Cliffbourne Place NW

8) Mintwood Place

1813 Columbia Rd. NW

9) Kross House

1908 Belmont Rd. NW

10) Amsterdam Falafel

2425 18th St. NW

11) Blodnikar House

2300 Ontario Rd. NW

12) High Road Hostel

1804 Belmont St. NW

13) Lars Etzkorn Law PLLC

1848 Kalorama Road NW

14) Skynear Building

2122 18th St. NW

15) Lie-Merrill House

1849 Vernon St. NW

16) Salon XYZ

1807 Florida Ave


Event Details:

When: Saturday, October 7, 1:30 pm to 6 pm.

Where: 16 porches and stoops throughout the Adams Morgan neighborhood. Pick up a map at Adams Morgan PorchFest Headquarters (18th Street & Columbia Road NW) on October 7 from 1:30 to 6 pm; or visitwww.facebook.com/adamsmorganporchfest and follow #AdMoPorchFest.


Adams Morgan PorchFest is sponsored by Cultural Tourism DC, Lyft, Lars Etzkorn Law and SPIN. Lyft is offering a 20% discount code for rideshare to or from the event (for the first 500 people; use PORCHFEST17).


About the Adams Morgan Partnership BID

The Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District (AMPBID) is a nonprofit organization focused on enhancing the quality of life for businesses, property owners, residents, visitors, and employees in the District of Columbia’s most vibrant and eclectic neighborhood. The Partnership provides daily street cleaning, fun neighborhood events, and creative marketing and economic development initiatives. Adams Morgan is world-renowned for its fantastic restaurants and nightlife, colorful retail stores and historic, tree-lined residential streets. The American Planning Association named Adams Morgan one of the top 10 neighborhoods in America. For more on AMPBID, visit www.adamsmorganonline.org or follow us on Twitter @AdMoBID, Instagram@AdMoBID or Facebook at AdamsMorganBID.  


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