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September 2022

Eric Turner at The Porch

Friday, September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint welcomes Eric Turner, a traveling singer/songwriter/musician based out of Chattanooga, Tennessee. A veteran of some notable bands, Turner has spent the majority of his music career performing as an acoustic solo artist. You'll hear everything from foot-stomping rock 'n' roll to outlaw country, '70s-to-present Top 40, blues, grunge and beyond. Free admission for the music; reserve a table if plan to have dinner.  

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Glen David Andrews Band at The Porch

Friday, September 30 @ 9:30 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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$20 – $25

The Glen David Andrews Band returns to The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint with an electrifying combination of New Orleans funk, R&B, jazz, gospel and zydeco. General admission tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of show, through Eventbrite.  

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October 2022

Ricky King Russell at The Porch

Saturday, October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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Fifty-year blues musician Ricky King Russell makes his first appearance at The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint. Taking his cue from Blues masters past and present, Russell plays with passion and style. His four CDs are radio favorites, and the song "Big Boy" has been featured on the House of Blues Radio Hour with Dan Aykroyd. Described as "volcanic" by the Boston Globe, Rusell always delivers from the heart. Free admission to enjoy the music; reserve a table if…

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The People’s Jam at The Porch

Sunday, October 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, October 30, 2022

The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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The closing of Johnny D's Uptown in Somervile left a big hole that needed to be filled. For decades, blues musicians jammed on that stage on Sundays. Some big names grew up on that stage and everyone supported everyone else. That is the spirit that the Porch fosters with its weekly People's Jam. Bass amp and two guitar amps provided. DIs, vocal mics, horn mics provided. Just come on in, add your name to the signup sheet. Each group of…

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Spirit & Protest with Coywolf Johnson at The Porch

Wednesday, October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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Hendrik (Henny) Gideonse, the music manager at The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, hosts the second edition of the first Wednesday show Spirit & Protest. Starting a 6 p.m., the band Coywolf Johnson will lead family members, special guests and audience participants in singing four or five well-loved spirituals. These songs are for bringing people together and for generations have been used in community building, and the civil rights and peace movements. Lyric sheets will be available. After, the…

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Alexus Lee at The Porch

Thursday, October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint welcomes back Alexus Lee for a First Thursday Soul Music performance. The Providence native and Berklee grad's commanding vocals and powerful presence earned her a 2022 Best Vocalist nomination in the Rhode Island Music Awards. Free admission for the music; reserve a table if you plan to have dinner.  

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Big Jon Short at The Porch

Friday, October 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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One-man band Big Jon Short provides free blues with your dinner at The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint at River's Edge. Armed with foot percussion, a National Reso-phonic Guitar and Lowebow cigar-box reso-hillharp, Short’s high-energy performances tap into the heart of the songs, regional styles, and folklore of the blues and its importance to American music.  

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Johnny Williams Blues Rock Revival at The Porch

Friday, October 7 @ 9:30 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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$10

The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint presents the Johnny Williams Blues Rock Revival, a celebration of the greatest blues and blues-rock bands from the greatest music era: Allman Brothers, Robin Trower, Gary Moore, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Healey, ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin, Alvin Lee, Joe Cocker, Jeff Beck. Featuring Rusty Scott on keys, Dan Janis on bass and KT Ken Tolman on drums,  this show is blues on the heavier side. Tickets are $10 through Eventbrite.    

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Professor Harp at The Porch

Saturday, October 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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Blues and R&B great Professor Harp, aka Hugh Holmes, returns to The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint for another evening of high-energy electric harmonica blues as you dine. Free admission for the music, but reserve a table if you plan to have dinner.  

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Conscious Band Reggae Dance Party at The Porch

Saturday, October 8 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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$10

The Conscious Band returns to The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint to host another Reggae Dance Party. The band performs classic and current reggae, reggae-influenced pop, jazz and hip-hop covers, as well as fusion hip-hop funk and jazz. Featuring Boston’s renowned vocalist Errol Strength; his best friend and musical partner Bobin Nicholson on bass; Bobin's son Tariq Nicholson on keys and vocals; and Aaron Seymour on drums. General admission tickets are $10 through Eventbrite.        

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The People’s Jam at The Porch

Sunday, October 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, October 30, 2022

The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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The closing of Johnny D's Uptown in Somervile left a big hole that needed to be filled. For decades, blues musicians jammed on that stage on Sundays. Some big names grew up on that stage and everyone supported everyone else. That is the spirit that the Porch fosters with its weekly People's Jam. Bass amp and two guitar amps provided. DIs, vocal mics, horn mics provided. Just come on in, add your name to the signup sheet. Each group of…

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Charles River Reprobates at The Porch

Wednesday, October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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The Charles River Reprobates return to The Porch for their fall Second Wednesday Night Residency. The band was formed on a whim one night at Eddie Scheer's Tuesday Night All Stars when Jimmy Ryan, Danielle Miraglia and Bob Enik were the guests. The musical chemistry was so strong, they decided to make it a regular thing. Charles River Reprobates are an all star band, with three Boston area blues/roots musician/singer/songwriters Ryan, Miraglia and Eddie Scheer going song for song with…

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Athene Wilson and Friends at The Porch

Thursday, October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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Athene Wilson and Friends return to The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, where this fall they're performing each second Thursday. Three-time Boston Urban Music Award winner Wilson performs jazz, gospel and R&B in venues around Boston such as The House of Blues, Scullers Jazz Club and others. Free admission for the music; reserve a table if you plan to have dinner.

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Autumn Hollow at The Porch

Friday, October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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Autumn Hollow once again brings its Americana sound to The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint. Autumn Hollow has played more than 100 shows in some of the best regional venues including The Paradise Rock Club, The Iron Horse Music Hall, the Higher Ground, The Regent Theater and Club Passim. They have shared the stage with national acts including The Handsome Family, The Wooden Sky, Brown Bird, and Dead Winter Carpenters. The band is a mish-mash of the Grateful Dead…

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Bryan McPherson, Só Sol at The Porch

Saturday, October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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Folk-punk troubadour Bryan McPherson and the husband-wife duo Só Sol perform in the early time slot at The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint. McPherson is touring in support of his new album, "How to Draw Everything," produced by Grammy winner Ted Hutt of Old Crow Medicine Show and Flogging Molly fame. Só Sol  is Jessica DaSilva and John Garrett, often accompanied by haunting lap steel, with a sound ranging from Americana ballads to psychedelic Brazilian folk originals. Featuring guitar,…

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The National Reserve at The Porch

Saturday, October 15 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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$10

The National Reserve, founded and fronted by singer-guitarist Sean Walsh, brings its brand of good-spirited rock and roll back to The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint. Tickets are $10 through The Porch's website/Eventbrite. The band also will play at The Porch on Saturday, November 19.    

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The People’s Jam at The Porch

Sunday, October 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, October 30, 2022

The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
+ Google Map

The closing of Johnny D's Uptown in Somervile left a big hole that needed to be filled. For decades, blues musicians jammed on that stage on Sundays. Some big names grew up on that stage and everyone supported everyone else. That is the spirit that the Porch fosters with its weekly People's Jam. Bass amp and two guitar amps provided. DIs, vocal mics, horn mics provided. Just come on in, add your name to the signup sheet. Each group of…

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Savtones with John Powhida at The Porch

Wednesday, October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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The third Wednesday of the month brings Tony Savarino's Savtones back to perform at The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint. This month's special guest is John Powhida (Kambodia, The Rudds, J Po International Airport). Enjoy Savarino's original compositions: instrumentals focusing on guitar melodies. It's like instrumental Western Swing with some early jazz with some telecaster twang with a little blues and a great sense of humor. Free admission for the music; if you plan to have dinner, reserve a table.

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Matt York at The Porch

Thursday, October 20 @ 7:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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The Porch welcomes back singer/songwriter Matt York for a timeless Americana listening experience. Admission is free for the music; reserve a table if plan to have dinner.  

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Eliot Bronson at The Porch

Thursday, October 20 @ 8:30 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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Free

The Porch welcomes back singer-songwriter Eliot Bronson and his personal brand of acclaimed Americana. Dubbed "an Americana gem" by Paste magazine, Bronson gained acclaim in Atlanta when he formed the duo The Brilliant Inventions. The band became a staple of the Atlanta music scene. He has been performing solo for more than a decade. Free admission for the music, but reserve a table if you plan to have dinner.    

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Toussaint the Liberator Band at The Porch

Friday, October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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Catch some island soul with your dinner as Toussaint the Liberator and his band perform at the Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint. A staple of Boston’s rich and authentic music scene, Toussaint is the former Soulive frontman and lead singer of Band of Killers. He always brings his unique style of soul, a little spoken word poetry, and whatever else the vibe dictates. To be assured of a table, make a dinner reservation.      

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Dwayne Haggins at The Porch

Saturday, October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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Dwayne Haggins, "the love child of Hank Williams and Otis Redding," returns to The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint. Admission is free for the music; reserve a table if you plan to have dinner.  

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Dakota Jones at The Porch

Saturday, October 22 @ 9:30 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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$12

The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint welcomes back Dakota Jones, a New York-based band whose vintage blues and modern soul blew away the Medford crowd last March. Spearheaded by Tristan Carter-Jones’s commanding vocals and visceral songwriting, their stage show melds the hell-hath-no-fury power of Chaka Khan, the wild spontaneity of Janis Joplin, and the honey-dripping sensuality of Marvin Gaye. Since its inception in 2016, the band has built a loyal following in the New York City  area, and become…

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The People’s Jam at The Porch

Sunday, October 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, October 30, 2022

The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
+ Google Map

The closing of Johnny D's Uptown in Somervile left a big hole that needed to be filled. For decades, blues musicians jammed on that stage on Sundays. Some big names grew up on that stage and everyone supported everyone else. That is the spirit that the Porch fosters with its weekly People's Jam. Bass amp and two guitar amps provided. DIs, vocal mics, horn mics provided. Just come on in, add your name to the signup sheet. Each group of…

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Frankie Boy & the Blues Express at The Porch

Wednesday, October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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Frankie Boy & the Blues Express performs as you dine at The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint. Enjoy home-grown real electric blues with Chicago and Texas roots. Admission is free for the music; if you plan to have dinner, reserve a table.  

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Leon Beal Jr. and Chameleon at The Porch

Thursday, October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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Leon Beal Jr. returns to the Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint with his own band Chameleon featuring the saxmatic master, Sax Gordon, for Soul Music Thursday. Bring your dancing shoes. Free admission for the music; reserve a table if you plan to have dinner. Beal and Chameleon will be also back at The Porch on Thursday, December 22.  

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Swamp and Shadows at The Porch

Friday, October 28 @ 9:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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$25 – $30

On Halloween weekend, legendary frontman Nephrok and the women of Smoke & Shadows Variety Revue will cast a spell to bring a full night of haunting blues, vintage glamour, sideshow, soul, tricks, and spectacle at The Porch. Enjoy Southern hospitality and classic old New Orleans debauchery that will haunt your dreams. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 day of show through Eventbrite.  

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Combo Combo Band at The Porch

Saturday, October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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The Combo Combo Band returns to The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint for a free early show. Founded in 2021, Combo Combo uncorks vintage songs from the Big Band era and sets the dance floor swinging. Featuring the song stylings of Stacy Springs, guitar and vocals, with Gina Kamentsky, guitar; Scott Miller, sax and clarinet; Leah Lodato, bass; and Jere Eagle, drums. Starting off the night will be FauxMenco, composed of Rafi Sofer and Catherine Capozzi on two nylon string guitars.

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The People’s Jam at The Porch

Sunday, October 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, October 30, 2022

The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
+ Google Map

The closing of Johnny D's Uptown in Somervile left a big hole that needed to be filled. For decades, blues musicians jammed on that stage on Sundays. Some big names grew up on that stage and everyone supported everyone else. That is the spirit that the Porch fosters with its weekly People's Jam. Bass amp and two guitar amps provided. DIs, vocal mics, horn mics provided. Just come on in, add your name to the signup sheet. Each group of…

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November 2022

Corb Lund at The Porch

Wednesday, November 2 @ 7:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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$15 – $20

The Porch welcomes Corb Lund for his first Medford appearance. Lund has received multiple CCMA, JUNO, and international award nominations and wins. A rural Albertan hailing from the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with a long family lineage of ranchers and rodeo people, Lund embraces both his Western heritage and his indie rock past through his music. He has been known to filter a range of cowboy themes past and present through his unique lens -- from rough-and-tumble tales of…

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Alexus Lee at The Porch

Thursday, November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint welcomes back Alexus Lee for a First Thursday Soul Music performance. The Providence native and Berklee grad's commanding vocals and powerful presence earned her a 2022 Best Vocalist nomination in the Rhode Island Music Awards. Free admission for the music; reserve a table if you plan to have dinner.  

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Big Jon Short at The Porch

Friday, November 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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One-man band Big Jon Short provides free blues with your dinner at The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint at River's Edge. Armed with foot percussion, a National Reso-phonic Guitar and Lowebow cigar-box reso-hillharp, Short’s high-energy performances tap into the heart of the songs, regional styles, and folklore of the blues and its importance to American music.  

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KONG at The Porch

Friday, November 4 @ 9:30 pm - 12:30 am
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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$15

The eight-piece funk juggernaut KONG makes its Medford debut at The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint. KONG started out in 2004 as a funk, Latin, heavy metal inspired power trio. Almost 20 years later, the KONG dynasty has grown into its own brand they call “Thunderfunk.” General admission tickets are $15 through Eventbrite.

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Conscious Reggae Band at The Porch

Friday, November 18 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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$10

The Conscious Reggae Band returns to The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint. The band performs classic and current reggae, reggae-influenced pop, jazz and hip-hop covers, as well as fusion hip-hop funk and jazz. Featuring Boston’s renowned vocalist Errol Strength; his best friend and musical partner Bobin Nicholson on bass; Bobin's son Tariq Nicholson on keys and vocals; and Aaron Seymour on drums. General admission tickets are $10 through Eventbrite.        

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The National Reserve at The Porch

Saturday, November 19 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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$10

The National Reserve, founded and fronted by singer-guitarist Sean Walsh, brings its brand of good-spirited rock and roll back to The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint. Tickets are $10 through The Porch's website/Eventbrite.    

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Frankie Boy & the Blues Express at The Porch

Wednesday, November 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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Frankie Boy & the Blues Express performs a Thanksgiving eve session at The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint. Enjoy home-grown real electric blues with Chicago and Texas roots. Admission is free for the music; if you plan to have dinner, reserve a table.  

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Dwayne Haggins at The Porch

Saturday, November 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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Dwayne Haggins, "the love child of Hank Williams and Otis Redding," returns to The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint. Admission is free for the music; reserve a table if you plan to have dinner.  

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December 2022

Frankie Boy & the Blues Express at The Porch

Wednesday, December 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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Frankie Boy & the Blues Express returns to The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint for Fourth Wednesday Blues Night. Enjoy home-grown real electric blues with Chicago and Texas roots. Admission is free for the music; if you plan to have dinner, reserve a table.  

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