Second Annual PorchFest Schedule of Performers Announced Submitted photo
Written by  Sep 09, 2016

Second Annual PorchFest Schedule of Performers Announced

Oswego, NY will host its second annual “PorchFest” on Sunday September 25, 2016 from 1-5PM in the Historic Districts of West/Franklin and Montcalm Parks.

This is a family-friendly community building event where last year 800+ people enjoyed strolling through the historic neighborhoods and listening to a variety of music in an open-air setting.

30 Bands and 3 Theatrical performances will donate their time and talent for this FREE community building event. The performances will take place on a variety of front porches and yards throughout the area at different scheduled times. A list of the performers and the times and locations is listed below or you can find it at either “OswegoPorchFest” on FaceBook or the Website; www.OswegoPorchFest.com. There will also be an app. available for smart phones at https://tours.pocketsights.com and then click on the Oswego PorchFest 2016 Tour.

This year’s lineup is very impressive and features a wide range of musical tastes including Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues, Classic, Country and 2 theatrical presentations.


Oswego PorchFest 2016 Program Schedule of Performances: Name(s), Time(s), Location and Type;


***** 1PM *****

Davis Bros. - 91 W Van Buren / 1–to 4PM
Duo playing Folk, Americana, originals and covers. Solid strings and vibrant vocal Harmonies.

Domicolo-Barlow Band - 49 W Seneca
Acoustic classic rock

John McConnell - 71 W 5th / 1 PM
Oswego-based solo musician performing covers and originals, highlighted by John's trademark rhythmic guitar style and his own brand of "Lounge Rock" combining elements of blues, jazz, folk and funk.

FullSail - 70 W 3rd / 1-to 3PM
Acoustic classic rock from 60's to present

Orjamic - 33 W 5th
Carrying on the tradition of organic jam music!

Oswego Valley Snowbelters Barbershop Chorus - 53 W Seneca
Singing new as well as classic Barbershop music,
in both four part harmony and in chorus.

Ranjit Dighe - 80 W 5th
Acoustic eclectic - Indie and classic rock, country, folk and pop.

Theatre Du Jour - Montcalm Park (W 6th & Schuyler) 1 – 3PM
"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged - “A madcap condensation that features nonstop laughs. Done at a whirlwind pace and with great delight, they are sure to win over even the most skeptical.” —Daily Variety)


***** 2PM *****

Bill DeMott & Friends - 96 W 7th
Acapella singing and musical performances of originals and popular songs from 70's to now.
Performances by Bill and his son(s), with some talented family/friends & possible special guest!

Bryan Dickenson - 50 W 4th
Original songs and covers of a general easy listening style, such as John Denver, James Taylor, the Beatles, Dan Fogelberg and Jim Croce.

CNY Alphorn Ensemble -Franklin Park /W 5th & Seneca
Ensemble of six authentic 13' Long Alphorns,
performing traditional Swiss music in full harmony, attired in traditional decorative outfits!

Gary Carpentier - 40 W Cayuga
Acoustic guitar originals and covers ranging from Sam Cooke to Ed Sheeran. Gary made it through to the final audition round on Season 6 of NBC's "The Voice."

Greg Rosplock - 49 W 5th
Acoustic Singer/Songwriter performing songs
with an introspective look at the things we all face every day. Has hosted Oswego Music Hall open mic and performed for the "On the Porch Radio Hour" variety show.

Michael and Anita Shiel - 104 W 5th
Country, folk and more, on Acoustic guitar.

Mooney & Friends - 33 W 5th / through 5pm
A gathering of accomplished musicians from the the vibrant Oswego music community exploring blues and traditional jam music.

Natahley Torrese - 73 W 6th
19 year old singer/songwriter and SUNY Oswego Psych major, Natahley is a regular performer on acoustic guitar at Old City Hall's Tuesday open mic.

Theatre Du Jour – Montcalm Park (W 6th & Schuyler) continues from 1PM

Davis Bros. - 91 W Van Buren / continues from 1PM

FullSail - 70 W 3rd / continues from 1PM


***** 3PM *****

8th & Lake - 51 W 5th
Eclectic blend of classic, country and modern covers, from John Denver to the Moody Blues, Neil Young to Led Zeppelin. Dick Drake, vocals and guitar; Denise Knight, keyboard and flute.

Cam Caruso - 80 W 5th
Music from yesterday (Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Billy Joel),today (Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Adele), and tomorrow (James Bay, George Ezra, Jamie Lawson), performed on acoustic guitar.

Canfield Twins - 53 W Seneca
Charismatic mix of commentary, performance and synchronicity to classical works in concerts from two pianists.

DAMDOG - 73 W Schuyler / through 5PM
Acoustic blues, 1930's jazz & original music. Recently inducted to the NY Blues Archive Hall of Fame.

Dan Dillon - 40 W Cayuga
A young, upcoming local artist. From Johnny Cash to Hank Williams, his music is sure to bring back great memories of classic country hits.

Michael Judge/Juliet Forshaw - 119 W 5th
Acoustic duo performing songs that recount classic tales of love and fate, with a twist

Nicholas Cocks & Friends - 65 W 3rd
A theatrical performance.

"On The Porch Radio Hour" Podcast - 73 W 6th
A YouTube show in the style of a radio variety show., highlighting art, music and theater and other events in the Central New York area through stories, interviews, theatrical shorts and music.

Steve Pfanenstiel - 51 W 4th
Acoustic folk and pop

Train Wreck Prophet - 84 W Seneca
Eclectic blues, folk and rock on acoustic guitar and harmonica. Bee Gees to Ray Charles, J. Geils to Duke Ellington

Mooney & Friends - 33 W 5th / continues from 1PM

Davis Bros. - 91 W Van Buren / continues from 1PM


***** 4PM *****

"Bacchae", a Greek Tragedy - 120 W 5th
(Church of the Resurrection)

Emalee Herrington - 49 W 5th
Young vocalist with a powerhouse voice, covering genres from Etta James to the Captain and Tennille to the Dixie Chicks!

Gina Holsopple & Matthew Woods - 73 W 6th
Playing Americana and Folk, featuring original songs with lyrics that encompass the personal and.social activism

Rich Hart - 50 W 4th
A singer/songwriter from Oswego, Rich is a veteran of the open mic scene, playing original songs on acoustic guitar.

Native Immigrants - 57 W 4th
Alvaro and Casey, playing Native American Flute and Drum, create a delicate balance of love and grooves, reconnecting listeners with the natural world.

American English - 104 W Van Buren
Classics from the 1960s and 1970s to remixing modern favorites with an element of soul, energy, and fun to any performance.

Sophie Woods - 40 W Cayuga
Blues and rock songs, especially from the 60's and 70's (Zeppelin, Stones, SRV, Heart, Joan Jett, ...) performed on acoustic guitar with plenty of energy

Oswego Opera Theater – 77 W 5th St
Performances by a number of Opera Singers as well as a fund-raiser for The Oswego Opera Theater featuring BBQ Chicken and/or Pulled Pork Sandwiches (food provided by Lighthouse Lanes).

DAMDOG - 73 W Schuyler / continues from 3PM

FullSail - 70 W 3rd / continues from 1PM

Mooney & Friends - 33 W 5t. / continues from 2PM


***** 5PM *****

Jam Session in front of Montcalm Park
W. 6th and Schuyler Streets

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  • Fred Kuepper

    HUGE THANKS to the committee, volunteers, musicians, hosts and especially the community for supporting such a great event. We, (FullSail) had an absolute blast performing for everyone!!! Hope to have a spot next year.

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