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January 2023

Chris Hersch and MoonRaiders at The Porch

Saturday, January 28 @ 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 welcomes back Chris Hersch and The MoonRaiders, a Western Swing band that combine elements of jazz, rock n' roll, country, and truck driving music. Award-winning guitarist Chris Hersch (formerly of Girls Guns & Glory) leads this quartet of accomplished musicians. Free admission for the music; reserve a table if you plan to have dinner.    

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The People’s Jam at The Porch

Sunday, January 29 @ 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, February 26, 2023

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 Somerville 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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February 2023

Spirit & Protest with Coywolf Johnson at The Porch

Wednesday, February 1 @ 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 another 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 band…

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Alexus Lee at The Porch

Thursday, February 2 @ 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 welcomes back Alexus Lee for the initial First Thursday Soul Music performance of the new year. 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, February 3 @ 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. Free admission for the music; reserve a table if you plan to dine.    

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Erin Harpe Country Blues Duo at The Porch

Saturday, February 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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The Erin Harpe Country Blues Duo returns to The Porch for a special matinee performance: a BBQ ’n bluesy, boozy birthday party! The award-winning duo features Erin on acoustic guitars, vocals, kazoo and foot percussion, and husband Jim Countryman (the birthday boy!) on ukulele bass and backing vocals. Some special guests will serenade you as well. Oh, and bring your dancin’ shoes!

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Autumn Hollow at The Porch

Saturday, February 4 @ 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. The band is a mish-mash of the Grateful Dead and The Band, more Wilco than Son Volt, but has a sound all their own. Free admission for the music; reserve a table if you plan to have dinner.

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Frankie Boy & the Blues Express at The Porch

Saturday, February 4 @ 9:30 pm - 11:59 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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$20

Frankie Boy & the Blues Express return to The Porch to celebrate their return from Memphis, where they represented New Hampshire in the International Blues Challenge. They'll be joined by a surprise Italian blues guitar great, whose name will be revealed soon. Tickets are $20 through Eventbrite.  

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The People’s Jam at The Porch

Sunday, February 5 @ 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, February 26, 2023

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 Somerville 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, February 8 @ 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 winter 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, February 9 @ 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 winter 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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Professor Harp at The Porch

Saturday, February 11 @ 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 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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It’s Raining Sunshine at The Porch

Saturday, February 11 @ 9:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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$20

The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint at River's Edge is hosting "It's Raining Sunshine," a benefit event by the New England Comedy Sunshine Fund hosted by Lamont Price and Janet McNamara. Sponsored by Jack's Abby, the show will feature comedians Corey Manning, Took Kavanagh, Thom Crowley, Laura Severse, and Dan Boulger. The nonprofit New England Comedy Sunshine Fund was founded by comedians in 2013 to aid the family of a fallen comedy comrade, and has continued through the years…

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The People’s Jam at The Porch

Sunday, February 12 @ 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, February 26, 2023

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 Somerville 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 at The Porch

Wednesday, February 15 @ 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. 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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Nephrok! at The Porch

Thursday, February 16 @ 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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Nephrok! — Boston's own Ambassador of Soul, Godfather of Funk, Mr. TNT, Diplomat of Dance — returns to his spiritual home, The Porch. Free admission for the music; table reservations recommended if you plan to have dinner.  

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Jonathan Gramling at The Porch

Friday, February 17 @ 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 continues its new third Friday soul music night series featuring Jonathan Gramling. Co-founder of critically acclaimed Afropolitan band Soulfège, Gramling has performed on four continents, in 44 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico in a variety of languages and genres. His deep interest in discovering the roots of soul music around the world has allowed him to share the stage with many artists, notably Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas, Bobby McFerrin, Oumo Sangare, Arrested Development, Rocky Dawuni, Dave…

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Conscious Band Reggae Dance Party at The Porch

Friday, February 17 @ 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 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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Danielle Miraglia’s Lunch with Friends at The Porch

Saturday, February 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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The Porch introduces a new monthly Saturday afternoon live music event: Danielle Miraglia's Lunch with Friends. From a raspy come-hither purr to an Etta James-esque powerhouse belt, Miraglia wields a strong, steady thumb on an old Gibson, an infectious stomp-box rhythm, harmonica, and tunes ranging from heart-felt to socially conscious that will move both your heart and hips. Free admission for the music; table reservations recommended if you plan to dine.

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Tokyo Tramps at The Porch

Saturday, February 18 @ 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 welcomes back Tokyo Tramps — Satoru Nakagawa and Yukiko Fujii — named after Bruce Springsteen’s song “Born To Run.”  Tokyo Tramps has been creating unique and exciting blues/rock with a Hendrix-inspired guitar sound and a New Orleans funk groove. Hailing from Japan, Satoru and Yukiko met in Boston, started a journey searching for the spirit of rock ’n’ roll. They have released eight original albums in their 20-year musical career and are three-time contestants for the International Blues…

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Glen David Andrews Band with Sal Baglio at The Porch

Saturday, February 18 @ 9:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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$20 – $30

The Porch presents a Mardis Gras style evening of music with the Glen David Andrews Band and special guest Sal Baglio, former lead singer of The Stompers. Andrews delivers a fusion of rocking soul, gospel, jazz, and R&B true to the roots and spirit of the New Orleans tradition. Tickets are $20 (early bird bundle until February 1), $25 in advance, and $30 day of show through Eventbrite.

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The People’s Jam at The Porch

Sunday, February 19 @ 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, February 26, 2023

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 Somerville 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, February 22 @ 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. 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, February 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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The Porch continues its new Fourth Thursday Soul Music Series with Leon Beal Jr. and his band Chameleon, featuring the saxmatic master  Sax Gordon. Bring your dancing shoes. Free admission for the music; table reservations recommended if you plan to have dinner.  

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Stan Martin Band at The Porch

Friday, February 24 @ 7:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
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The Stan Martin Band returns to The Porch as part of the Fourth Friday Country series, bringing that Bakersfield sound that will make Western Swing dancers and two-steppers rejoice! Lovers of sweet harmonies too! Free admission for the music; reserve a table if you plan to have dinner.

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The People’s Jam at The Porch

Sunday, February 26 @ 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, February 26, 2023

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 Somerville 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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March 2023

Athene Wilson and Friends at The Porch

Thursday, March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
+ Google Map

Athene Wilson and Friends return to The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, where this winter 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.

Find out more »

Jonathan Gramling at The Porch

Friday, March 17 @ 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 third Friday of the month means it's soul music night at The Porch featuring Jonathan Gramling. Co-founder of critically acclaimed Afropolitan band Soulfège, Gramling has performed on four continents, in 44 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico in a variety of languages and genres. His deep interest in discovering the roots of soul music around the world has allowed him to share the stage with many artists, notably Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas, Bobby McFerrin, Oumo Sangare, Arrested Development,…

Find out more »

Conscious Band Reggae Dance Party at The Porch

Friday, March 17 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, 02155 United States
+ Google Map
$10

The Conscious Band returns to The Porch 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.        

Find out more »

Leon Beal Jr. and Chameleon at The Porch

Thursday, March 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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The Porch's Fourth Thursday Soul Music Series presents Leon Beal Jr. and his band Chameleon, featuring the saxmatic master  Sax Gordon. Bring your dancing shoes. Free admission for the music; table reservations recommended if you plan to have dinner.  

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