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March 2024

Big Jon Short at The Porch

Friday, March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, MA 02155
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One-man band Big Jon Short provides the First Friday Blues at The Porch. 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; table reservations recommended if you plan to have dinner.    

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Abbott Street String Band at The Porch

Saturday, March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, MA 02155
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The Abbott Street String Band returns to The Porch with a little bit of bluegrass, and a little bit of Dixieland. This group of local old-time players formed at an Abbott Street residence during the pandemic. They feature acoustic instruments such as banjos, fiddles and guitars, and groove on the melodies of traditional fiddle tunes, dances and reels. Free admission for the music; table reservations recommended if you plan to have dinner.    

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The Glass Hours, Wyn & the White Light at The Porch

Saturday, March 2 @ 9:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, MA 02155
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$10

The Glass Hours -- American songwriters Brad Armstrong and Megan Barbera -- make their Medford debut at The Porch, along with special guest Wyn & the White Light. The Glass Hours' music blurs between Sunday afternoon country-folk and the Golden Age of the 1970s. Their self-titled nine-song debut album was to be released by Cornelius Chapel Records on March 1. Wyn Doran was nominated for Female Performer of the Year by the New England Music Awards the first year she…

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The People’s Jam at The Porch

Sunday, March 3 @ 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, April 28, 2024

The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, MA 02155
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Free

The closing of Johnny D's Uptown in Somerville left a big hole that needed to be filled: a place for blues musicians to jam on Sundays and support one another. That is the spirit The Porch fosters with its People's Jam. Bass amp and two guitar amps provided, along with DIs, vocal mics and horn mics. Just come in and sign up. Each group of jammers plays three songs and no one repeats until all the players have had a…

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Coywolf Johnson at The Porch

Wednesday, March 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, MA 02155
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Coywolf Johnson, led by guitarist and singer Hendrik (Henny) Gideonse, is back for their first Wednesday residency performing spirituals and blues at The Porch. The band also features Mark Hobbs on guitar and voice, Mike Sax on horns, and Rick Forzese on drums. Free admission for the music; table reservations recommended if you plan to have dinner.

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Andrew Gravel and Friends at The Porch

Thursday, March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, MA 02155
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Andrew Gravel is a musician, singer, guitarist and songwriter best known as the founding member of the Boston-based rock band The Gravel Project. Carrying on the tradition of blues and '70s psychedelic rock music, Gravel returns to The Porch to perform both original music and classics by artists including The Allman Brothers, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, B.B. King, Albert King, Freddie King, and Eric Clapton. Free admission for the music; table reservations recommended if you plan to have dinner.  

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Wendy Lucas at The Porch

Friday, March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, MA 02155
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The Porch presents the Medford debut of Wendy Lucas, a Portuguese-American independent artist based in Boston. Far more than just an artist, she is a lyricist, producer, and performer. Her music is a blend of catchy pop hooks with an energetic indie rock sound, and she loves to mix genres and styles whenever possible. Free admission for the music; table reservations recommended if you plan to have dinner.  

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Angry Hill at The Porch

Friday, March 8 @ 9:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, MA 02155
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$10

The Porch welcomes back the blues-rock power trio Angry Hill for a night of acoustic guitar music. Members are Keith Denehy (lead vocals, guitars), Josh Roberts (bass, backing vocals) and Sean Roberts (drums, backing vocals). General admission tickets are $10 through Eventbrite.    

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Jim Lauderdale with Matt York at The Porch

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

Two-time Grammy Award winner Jim Lauderdale brings his unique blend of country, folk and rock music to The Porch, where he'll also be joined by special guest and American singer/songwriter Matt York, a frequent performer there. Lauderdale has released 36 full-length albums, most recently "Game Changer" in 2022, and took home the Americana Music Association’s coveted WagonMaster Award in 2016. General admission tickets are $20 through Eventbrite.    

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The People’s Jam at The Porch

Sunday, March 10 @ 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, April 28, 2024

The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, MA 02155
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Free

The closing of Johnny D's Uptown in Somerville left a big hole that needed to be filled: a place for blues musicians to jam on Sundays and support one another. That is the spirit The Porch fosters with its People's Jam. Bass amp and two guitar amps provided, along with DIs, vocal mics and horn mics. Just come in and sign up. Each group of jammers plays three songs and no one repeats until all the players have had a…

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Kolton Davis at The Porch

Wednesday, March 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, MA 02155
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Kolton Davis, a country-folk singer/songwriter from Providence, makes his first Medford appearance at The Porch. Free admission for the music; table reservations recommended if you plan to have dinner.  

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Sunfisher at The Porch

Thursday, March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, MA 02155
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The Porch welcomes the Sunfisher, a new alt-country-rock band on the Boston scene, playing sounds on the bones of George Jones, Buck, Waylon and Hank Sr. Members have been performers with the likes of Sparklehorse, Resurrectionists, Sand Machine, Laney Ryan/Kier Byrnes and Bad Actors. Free admission for the music; table reservations recommended if you plan to have dinner.  

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Tony Holiday at The Porch

Thursday, March 14 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, MA 02155
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$10 – $15

The Porch welcomes back the multi-talented bluesman Tony Holiday and his Hill Country vibe with a step of Memphis lightning. Whether playing guitar, banjo or harmonica, Holiday comes to entertain. Glide Magazine described his sound as “blending the cool blues-rock of acts like The Black Keys and North Mississippi Allstars with a Memphis soul sound.” He is a repeat artist for the Legendary Blues Cruise and has played many festivals worldwide. General admission tickets are $10 in advance, $15 day of…

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Bees Deluxe at The Porch

Friday, March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, MA 02155
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Bees Deluxe, a British/American, modern four-piece blues band, returns to the Porch. The band celebrates the music of Billie Holiday, Etta James, Albert Collins, Robert Cray, Tinsley Ellis, Freddie King and Roomful of Blues with respect and a dash of hot sauce. Bees Deluxe is spearheaded by British guitarist Conrad Warre, with Carol Band on keyboards, harmonica and vocals, Jim Gildea on bass and vocals, and Paul Giovine on drums and percussion. Free admission for the music; table reservations recommended…

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Cheryl Arena and Friends at The Porch

Saturday, March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, MA 02155
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Cheryl Arena, one of only 30 artists featured in the book “Masters of the Harmonica,” returns to The Porch with some friends to provide free afternoon blues. Arena has been bringing the sound of authentic American blues music to audiences around the U.S. and Europe for over 30 years. She plays everything from the urban electric blues of Chicago to the soulful Delta sounds of the Deep South, and everything in between. Reservations recommended if you plan to dine.  

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Professor Harp at The Porch

Saturday, March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, MA 02155
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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; table reservations recommended if you plan to have dinner.  

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Matt Swanton Band with Dylan Schouten at The Porch

Saturday, March 16 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, MA 02155
$10

The Matt Swanton Band, a 2023 International Blues Challenge semifinalist, returns to The Porch with their down 'n' dirty blues plus a special guest — the up-and-coming blues man Dylan Schouten. Swanton, a native of Shirley, Massachusetts, shared the stage with the likes of Mike Zito, Albert Castiglia, Papa Chubby and Ronnie Earl before forming his own band. Schouten is a 22-year-old blues guitarist and vocalist who has been playing since age 7. He’s inspired by the playing of Mike McCready,…

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The People’s Jam at The Porch

Sunday, March 17 @ 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, April 28, 2024

The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, MA 02155
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Free

The closing of Johnny D's Uptown in Somerville left a big hole that needed to be filled: a place for blues musicians to jam on Sundays and support one another. That is the spirit The Porch fosters with its People's Jam. Bass amp and two guitar amps provided, along with DIs, vocal mics and horn mics. Just come in and sign up. Each group of jammers plays three songs and no one repeats until all the players have had a…

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The People’s Jam at The Porch

Sunday, March 24 @ 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, April 28, 2024

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

The closing of Johnny D's Uptown in Somerville left a big hole that needed to be filled: a place for blues musicians to jam on Sundays and support one another. That is the spirit The Porch fosters with its People's Jam. Bass amp and two guitar amps provided, along with DIs, vocal mics and horn mics. Just come in and sign up. Each group of jammers plays three songs and no one repeats until all the players have had a…

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B3 Kings at The Porch

Thursday, March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, MA 02155
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The Porch welcomes back the B3 Kings for a night of groove, soul, and rock 'n' roll. Influenced by Dr. Lonnie Smith, The Meters, Booker T. and the MGs, the B3 Kings play soul, boogaloo, blues, funk and rock. Members are Johnny Trama on guitar, Rusty Scott on Hammond B3 organ, Mark Hickox on bass and Tom Arey on drums. Free admission for the music; table reservations recommended if you plan to have dinner.  

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The People’s Jam at The Porch

Sunday, March 31 @ 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, April 28, 2024

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

The closing of Johnny D's Uptown in Somerville left a big hole that needed to be filled: a place for blues musicians to jam on Sundays and support one another. That is the spirit The Porch fosters with its People's Jam. Bass amp and two guitar amps provided, along with DIs, vocal mics and horn mics. Just come in and sign up. Each group of jammers plays three songs and no one repeats until all the players have had a…

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April 2024

The People’s Jam at The Porch

Sunday, April 7 @ 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, April 28, 2024

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

The closing of Johnny D's Uptown in Somerville left a big hole that needed to be filled: a place for blues musicians to jam on Sundays and support one another. That is the spirit The Porch fosters with its People's Jam. Bass amp and two guitar amps provided, along with DIs, vocal mics and horn mics. Just come in and sign up. Each group of jammers plays three songs and no one repeats until all the players have had a…

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The People’s Jam at The Porch

Sunday, April 14 @ 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, April 28, 2024

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

The closing of Johnny D's Uptown in Somerville left a big hole that needed to be filled: a place for blues musicians to jam on Sundays and support one another. That is the spirit The Porch fosters with its People's Jam. Bass amp and two guitar amps provided, along with DIs, vocal mics and horn mics. Just come in and sign up. Each group of jammers plays three songs and no one repeats until all the players have had a…

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The People’s Jam at The Porch

Sunday, April 21 @ 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, April 28, 2024

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

The closing of Johnny D's Uptown in Somerville left a big hole that needed to be filled: a place for blues musicians to jam on Sundays and support one another. That is the spirit The Porch fosters with its People's Jam. Bass amp and two guitar amps provided, along with DIs, vocal mics and horn mics. Just come in and sign up. Each group of jammers plays three songs and no one repeats until all the players have had a…

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The People’s Jam at The Porch

Sunday, April 28 @ 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, April 28, 2024

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

The closing of Johnny D's Uptown in Somerville left a big hole that needed to be filled: a place for blues musicians to jam on Sundays and support one another. That is the spirit The Porch fosters with its People's Jam. Bass amp and two guitar amps provided, along with DIs, vocal mics and horn mics. Just come in and sign up. Each group of jammers plays three songs and no one repeats until all the players have had a…

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