Our friends The French Admirals (vocalist Rob France and bassist The Admiral) reminded us that Porch Fest 2016 is tomorrow, Saturday, April 16, along the “Main Street” of Rhode Island Ave. NE in DC.
The French Admirals themselves perform at 3pm at Public Option (1601 Rhode Island Ave. NE, DC).
“This should be a great event with over 40 bands and performances throughout the neighborhood followed by a post-party back at Public Option at 6pm. If you’re in town, don’t miss it!” said The French Admirals.
Porch Fest occurs along a number of local porches and stoops in addition to some venues like Public Option. It covers an afternoon of music, dance, and poetry in a casual environment. And it’s free to all.
“Through the years, Rhode Island Ave. NE has been home to a variety of live music venues, including what was once Mr. Y’s Jazz Club at 16th and Rhode Island Ave. NE. On Saturday, April 16, 2016, from 2 to 6 pm, the front stoops and porches of several Rhode Island Avenue NE residents and businesses will be transformed into performance spaces where local musicians will play FREE mini concerts for the community!” said Porch Fest organizers.
The event is rain or shine!
Porch Fest released a few handy graphics to help us navigate the street festival, including a map and a schedule card.
Other artists performing include: Handsome Hound, Craig Donovan, Drive TFC, Allie & The Side Hustle, Kevin Titty, The Dolly Rockers, Friends, The GLEs, Simone Finally, The Cliffs, The Galaxy Electric, Oh He Dead, Bellwether Bayou, Talya Tavor, Violin Femmes w/ live art by Erica Wang, The Anti-Social Collective, Katharine Key, Bele Bele Rhythm Collective, Petunia, Paul Santori’s Random Opponent, Trees., The Boundary Stones, Moose Jaw, Carlos Martin Vizcarra (Shooting Down Asteroids), Accidental Ghost, Dope Francis, Sweater Weather, Higher Numbers, The Goodly Beggars, Our Kansas, Ballad’ve, Kellyn Marie Goler, Dale Holmes, Woody Talley, The Mild Thornberries, The PanTones, The Foggy Bottom Whomp-Stompers, We Wanted To Be The Sky, and DJ Fusion (FuseBox Radio Broadcast).
Porch Fest is made possible thanks to support from ZipCar, Cultural Tourism DC, DC Department of Small and Local Business Development, and Department of Housing and Community Development! For more info, visit Rhode Island Ave. Main Street’s website at http://riamainstreet.org/events/porch-fest-2016/.
Porch Fest 2016
Rhode Island Ave. NE Main Street, various addresses
Saturday, April 16