Dayton Porchfest showcases local musicians in St. Anne’s Hill this weekend

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

After taking a short hiatus in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, one of the area’s most popular music festivals is back. On Saturday, Aug. 21 from 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., The Collaboratory will host Dayton Porchfest, a music festival featuring acts performing on porches in the St. Anne’s Hill historic district.

Dayton Porchfest is one of more than a hundred Porchfests taking place across the United States - including in Yellow Springs and Troy. This will be the fourth annual installment of the Dayton Porchfest.

Festivities will kick off on Thursday, Aug. 19 with the Dayton Porchfest Pre-Party at The Brightside Music & Event Venue in Dayton.

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Doors for the pre-party event open at 6:30 p.m. The event will include salsa lessons from Brittany Moves for the Dayton Salsa Project at 7 p.m. and a performance from Solistic with special guests Sharon Lane, Mini Bingo and The Paint Splats at 8 p.m.

Festivities will get underway Saturday, Aug. 21 with a performance by the T.R.S.S. Drum Corps at 10 LaBelle St. at 1:30 p.m. From that point on, musical artists will be performing in time blocks at 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. The city’s diverse music scene will be spotlighted, including genres such as funk, blues, indie rock, jazz, classical, country and bluegrass.

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Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

The schedule for the remainder of Dayton Porchfest is as follows:

2 p.m. music block:

  • Chris Berg Trio at 212 South Dutoit
  • Five Rivers Drum Circle at 33 Potomac
  • Good Time Accordion Guys at 39 Henry
  • Jimmy D. Rogers at 616 McLain
  • Sadbox at 21 LaBelle
  • Soulistic at 44 High
  • Syrodesy Flute Trio at 48 McLain
  • The Paint Splats at 1436 E. 4th (on Henry)

3 p.m. music block:

  • Berachah Valley at 65 LaBelle
  • Charlie & Amanda at 126 LaBelle
  • Dan Raridan at 234 Henry
  • FinTan at 560 McLain
  • Nick Kizirnis at 18 LaBelle
  • OPA at 51 McClue
  • Sharon Lane at 62 High
  • Steven Gregory Trio at 10 Henry
  • The Elements at 154 S. Dutoit
  • The New Old-Fashioned at 222 S. Dutoit

4 p.m. music block:

  • Alec Snead at 141 High
  • Dayton Salsa Project at 517 McLain
  • Gabe Maas at 54 LaBelle
  • Ghost Town Silence at 236 Henry
  • Holly and Emily at 130 Henry
  • Kyleen Downes at 42 High
  • Laura Whidden at 1502 E. 4th
  • Rum River Blend at 1535 E. 5th (on Henry)
  • The Jaywalkers at 214 S. Dutoit
  • The Nautical Theme at 145 McClure
  • Vivian at 1616 E. 5th

5 p.m. music block:

  • Amber Hargett at 34 High
  • Bob Dellaposta at 133 LaBelle
  • Dayton String Trio at 171 Henry (at McLain)
  • DL Burdon at 154 S. Dutoit
  • John Dubuc & The Guilty Pleasures at 18 LaBelle
  • KAM at 52 McClure
  • Mariah J at 155 McClure
  • Mike Bankhead at 605 McLain
  • Nasty Bingo at 1514 E. 4th
  • TySpacely at 244 Henry

6 p.m. music block:

  • Davis Allen Trio at 16 Henry
  • Greg Beasley at 36 Henry
  • Joe Waters at 55 McClure
  • Novena at 48 High
  • Paul Race at 630 McLain (on High)
  • Trey Stone at 1505 E. 4th
  • Wild Forrest Blakkberri at 28 LaBelle

More information about Dayton Porchfest can be found by visiting its website or Facebook page.

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What: Dayton Porchfest

Where: St. Anne’s Hill Historic District, Dayton

When: Saturday, Aug. 21 from 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Cost: Free

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