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The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint

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175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, MA 02155
http://www.theporchsouthern.com

April 2024

Sarah Levecque at The Porch

Saturday, April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, MA 02155
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Sarah Levecque, a songwriter and guitarist who moves easily between the sturdy roots of American music, returns to The Porch. Influenced in equal parts by early blues, country, folk, and rock music. Free admission for the music; table reservations recommended if you plan to have dinner.  

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Kelly Riley Band at The Porch

Saturday, April 20 @ 9:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, MA 02155
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Kelly Riley, well known to Medford audiences as a former member of the Porch Party Mamas, brings her band to The Porch. Now based in Nashville, Riley is an award-winning songwriter (Global Music Awards, Nashville Songwriters Association International Song Contest, Great American Songwriting Contest) and a seasoned singer, multi-instrumentalist, recording artist, and touring performer. She has opened for Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett, and many songs from her CDs "Live and You Learn," "County Line," "The Songs of Rich Sokolow…

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The People’s Jam at The Porch

Sunday, April 21 @ 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, May 26, 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 players have had a turn.…

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Frankie Boy & the Blues Express at The Porch

Wednesday, April 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, MA 02155
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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; table reservations recommended if you plan to have dinner.  

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Nate Ramos Band at The Porch

Thursday, April 25 @ 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 Nate Ramos Band, the trio of Ramos, AJ Ottino and Michael Copperwhite. They perform originals as well as their own versions of country classics. 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, April 26 @ 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 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 Unoriginals at The Porch

Friday, April 26 @ 9:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, MA 02155
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$12 – $15

The Porch invites you to enjoy all the hits you love and forgot from the '90s and 2000s performed by The Unoriginals. They are a group of five friends from Greater Boston who have been playing together in various configurations for 10-plus years. The are dedicated to performing your favorites from the 1990s and 2000s "true to recording," from popular top 40 hits to deep cuts you haven't heard in years. General admission tickets are $12 in advance, $15 day…

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Cheryl Arena and Friends at The Porch

Saturday, April 27 @ 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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Dwayne Haggins at The Porch

Saturday, April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, MA 02155
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Dwayne Haggins, who has been called "the love child of Hank Williams and Sam Cooke" and “The John Legend of rockabilly," returns to The Porch for his Fourth Saturday Country Soul residency. Think Marvin Gaye with a hint of Dolly Parton. Admission is free for the music; table reservations recommended if you plan to have dinner.  

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Blues & BBQ: Jamming for a Cause

Saturday, April 27 @ 9:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, MA 02155
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$15

Some of New England's best blues artists join forces at The Porch for a cause -- to eradicate cancer -- in Glyn Morgan’s Visionary of the Year Campaign to raise money for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Glyn is a 10-year blood cancer survivor and is proud to present this fantastic Blues and BBQ event. Music entertainment through Johnny Williams Blues Rock Revival will feature renowned local artists including Shane Eli Sager, Ricky King Russell, and Dan Janis on bass. Tickets…

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The People’s Jam at The Porch

Sunday, April 28 @ 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, May 26, 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 players have had a turn.…

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May 2024

Coywolf Johnson at The Porch

Wednesday, May 1 @ 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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Big Jon Short at The Porch

Friday, May 3 @ 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, May 4 @ 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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Rumboat Chili at The Porch

Saturday, May 4 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, MA 02155
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$5

Rumboat Chili, an original, classic-style rock band from New Hampshire, makes its Medford debut at The Porch. The band takes pride in its classic roots, harkening back to original, raw, rock 'n' roll. Combining layers of organ, piano, dual lead guitars, tight rhythmic bass, and powerful drums, the band’s music is driven by two distinct, smooth, and harmonizing lead vocalists. Members are Cameron Levesque (lead guitar, lead vocals), Christian Eagleston (lead guitar, vocals), Jacob LeMieux (lead vocals, keys), Adam LeMieux…

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The People’s Jam at The Porch

Sunday, May 5 @ 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, May 26, 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 players have had a turn.…

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One Dime Band at The Porch

Friday, May 10 @ 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 welcomes back One Dime Band, winners of the 2022 Boston Blues Society Challenge and the 2023 Granite State Blues Society Blues Challenge. The dynamic and talented acoustic duo of John Brauchler (guitar, resonator and banjo) and Paul Gallucci (vocals, harmonica and guitar) have crafted their unique sound and songwriting approach by blending influential styles of blues, R&B and soul. Free admission for the music; table reservations recommended if you plan to have dinner.  

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Whiskey Saints

Friday, May 10 @ 9:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, MA 02155
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$12

Whiskey Saints, a six-piece band led by award-winning lead singer Cidalia America, makes their first appearance at the Porch.  The band's  intersecting styles of gritty blues and rock consistently bring audiences to their feet. They've opened for several semi-national acts, headlined numerous special events at Gillette Stadium’s Patriot Place outdoor stage, and have been a featured act at several larger festivals and concert series. Other members are Kevin Curran (guitar), Dave Liolios (bass, vocals), Crissy Azzinaro (guitar), Jerry Bates (drums)…

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The People’s Jam at The Porch

Sunday, May 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, May 26, 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 players have had a turn.…

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Savtones at The Porch

Wednesday, May 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, MA 02155
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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. Expect a special guest too. Free admission for the music; if you plan to have dinner, reserve a table.

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Danielle Miraglia’s Lunch with Friends at The Porch

Saturday, May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, MA 02155
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It's another Saturday edition of Danielle Miraglia's Lunch with Friends at The Porch. 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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Professor Harp at The Porch

Saturday, May 18 @ 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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The People’s Jam at The Porch

Sunday, May 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, May 26, 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 players have had a turn.…

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Frankie Boy & the Blues Express at The Porch

Wednesday, May 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, MA 02155
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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; table reservations recommended if you plan to have dinner.  

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The People’s Jam at The Porch

Sunday, May 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, May 26, 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 players have had a turn.…

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June 2024

Danielle Miraglia’s Lunch with Friends at The Porch

Saturday, June 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, MA 02155
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It's another Saturday edition of Danielle Miraglia's Lunch with Friends at The Porch. 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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July 2024

Danielle Miraglia’s Lunch with Friends at The Porch

Saturday, July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, MA 02155
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It's another Saturday edition of Danielle Miraglia's Lunch with Friends at The Porch. 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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August 2024

Danielle Miraglia’s Lunch with Friends at The Porch

Saturday, August 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River's Edge Drive
Medford, MA 02155
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It's another Saturday edition of Danielle Miraglia's Lunch with Friends at The Porch. 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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