We ask that EVERYONE please respect the social distancing guidelines and recommendations that are in effect as of September 19, 2021 in order to ensure a positive experience for everyone!
We play the songs you forgot you loved!
Jenny Thomas will be sharing original contemporary folk songs accompanied by Will Thomas on drum at 1:30 and with the Nick & Rokko and Friends band at 3:30.
Lyric driven singer-songwriter, steeped in classic rock and folk influences.
Country rock blues. Nothing is off the table
6 - 8 banjos plus a piano and bass. We play toe tapping favorites everyone know. Singing along is encouraged.
String Quartet performing an all Mozart program
Elf Eared Gypsy Angel plays alternative, happy covers and originals.
An intimate trio of guitar, piano, and drums performing the songs of singer-songwriter Jack M. Senff.
Craig Jolly is a solo performer who spends most of the year in Key West, Florida and visits Traverse City for a few months each summer. He plays at popular local venues such as The Homestead, TC Whiskey, VI Grill, The Little Fleet and Red Mesa. Several of his songs have been signed to Nashville and L.A. publishers.
TC West Drumline is a student-led ensemble, made up of percussionists from TC West Senior High School. Under the direction of Mr. Chad Mielens and Mr. Doug Downer, the Drumline rehearses all summer, then performs with the West Marching Band in the fall and at school sporting events and gatherings during the year. PorchFest is one of the few opportunities to watch the Drumline perform outside of school sponsored events. Donations to TCAPS music program appreciated!
Formed in October 2019, Protea is an scalene trio based out of Traverse City, Michigan. The band includes: Kelly Staten - Vocals, Bass, Piano Josh Mitchell - Guitar, Vocals, Piano Jonny Tornga - Drums, Digital, Percussion Protea performs original music written by the trio as well as a diverse catalog of cover songs from the 1920s until 2021.
We are a six piece alt-rock jammy fun band!
Rocking Folk Dance Duo. Original songs, eclectic covers. Over fifty years (off and on) playing together.
Solo performer who likes to focus on tunes you don’t hear too often as well as original material.
PERFORMING A VARIETY OF GENRES FROM LATIN TO SWING TO R&B TO FUNK.
Instrumental pieces that range from soundscapes, surf gaze, and hard hitting sonic journeys.
Toe-tapping jazz standards, blues, and favorites for the whole family.
Improvisational, conversational, telling stories with sound. Fingerstyle acoustic guitar with voice, ranging from contemporary classical in nature to Americana and European folk.
Legendary folk group, pioneers in the Northern Michigan music scene, together for over 5 decades their music has been heard on radio station around the world.
Two farm workers started a band during their lunch breaks three years ago, featuring double bass, acoustic guitar and vocal harmony.
Playing the "Songs you know by heart!"
Traverse City's favorite classic rock band returns to this year's PorchFest for another round of great music and celebration. Featured at Left Foot Charley, Right Brain, The Workshop, Mt. Holiday Slush Cup, and other various clubs, private and non-profit events, Knee Deep brings a fan favorite mix of music and energy everywhere it goes. We are proud to be back again this year!
Four viola players who met on stage while performing with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra decided to explore common classical, popular, and ragtime music arranged for viola quartet.
Just a local guy who loves to play music. Weston Buchan is the lead singer of The Whiskey Samplers. He plans to bring you some favorite acoustic covers and maybe even an original or two.
Like Amy Winehouse with a Fiddle, The Lofteez bring big entertainment to Northern Michigan! Featuring electric violinist Karine on lead vocals and fiddle the Lofteez are not your typical singer-songwriters. Guitarist-bassist an audio-technician Tiffany falls adds an electronica edge. Laid-back with a party vibe, your neighbors will love The Lofteez. PS We live in a loft ;)
Zero To Anything rose up out of the ashes of pandemic with the aim of creating original music that speaks to the rockers out there that want something new and thought provoking. While the bluesy and grungy sounds come through, there is a layer of joy and laughter as we fill our sets with humor.
Ngoni and electric guitar driven Afro-pych
We play classic electric blues covers from Howlin' Wolf to Eric Clapton. We are Low Hanging Fruit. Easy to pick and twice as sweet.
A folk pop punk rock act from Petoskey
Toe tapping fiddle music playing a mix of Cajun, Irish and Traditional tunes.
The Central Neighborhood Association is hosting a free afternoon event showcasing local musicians and talent performances played out on front porches throughout the neighborhood.
Join in the camaraderie
as the community strolls from house to house!