WASHINGTON, D.C., OCTOBER 4, 2017 — Adams Morgan PorchFest, DC’s most creative musical festival, features 44 local bands, all playing throughout the neighborhood on 16 porches or stoops this Saturday, October 7. With a creative diversity of musical genres, the bands range from rap to reggae and rockabilly. The line-ups for this weekend’s #AdMoPorchFest are spectacular and varied:


1:30 pm:

The event kicks off with a performance by Afro-Brazilian percussion band Batalá at 1:30 pm at the event headquarters at BB&T Bank Plaza (18th Street and Columbia Road NW). Maps will be available at this location until 6 pm.


2 pm:

Near Northeast Eerie lush melodic lyrical ruckus
The Saints Band From rock to jazz, Latin and pop by Sitar Arts Center students
AdMoJo Sizzling blues to get your mojo working
Calamity Row Part bluegrass and barroom, part country twang and snarl
Roy Hill Viola
Nobody’s Business A big band of rocking rhythm and blues
North American Martyrs Latin-infused American roots music
Sara Ghebremichael Soulful vocals, blues banjo originals


2:15 pm:

Experience Brass Band Brass band playing Top 40s dance hits
EBW Acoustic rendering of today’s alt-rock hits
The Mercy Alliance Emotive, melodic indie rock with an aggressive rhythm section
Roquois Singer – Songwriter – Superhero – Supernova – Supernerd
Encantada Duo Brazilian jazz by Julie Mack & David Rosenblatt


2:30 pm:

Flo Anito Quirky, clever songwriter with a great big voice
Bellwether Bayou Classically-trained violinist turned solo folk fiddler
Atoms Apart Electronic/Synth Pop duo from Arlington, VA


3 pm:

The NativeMakers Classic covers from the Stones to the Dead
Plastic Sky Indie acoustic pop for urban
intellectuals & beautiful dreamers


3:15 pm:

Recovering Angels Smooth harmonies with an a cappella gospel quartet
Fire in the River Three-part harmony folk rock
AdMoJo Sizzling blues to get your mojo working
Clem Fandango Smorgasbord of traditional jazz, folk and modern alternative


3:30 pm:

Foggy Bottom Whomp-Stompers DC’s best (and only) Prohibition-era jazz band
AM Copeland Piano songs of romantic misadventure
DC Envoys Danceable classics of rock and blues
Cuchulain and Friends Mustachioed sing-alongs, electrified honky-tonks
Kate Oliphant and Jordan Davidson Local teen sensation of lilting indie pop and reinterpreted classics
Market Trio Folksy farmer’s market mix of originals, covers and harmonies


3:45 pm:

French Admirals Indie pumpkin spice on avocado toast
Jerry Tolk and The Old Soul String Band Americana strings playing old-tyme gospel, blues and folk
Catscan! Electronic rock with two guitars and drum machines


4 pm:

Tom’s Joint Fun jazzy-jazz sound from a lovable quartet
Katie Hargrove Solo acoustic singer/songwriter


4:15 pm:

McKinley Mansion Band Grass is bluer on their side of the fence



4:30 pm:

Not.Alone Multi-genre chimera of hip-hop, soul, & jazz
DC Envoys Danceable classics of rock and blues
Lindsay & The Boys Unlikely mash-ups of hits old and new


4:45 pm:

Nobody’s Business A big band of rocking rhythm and blues
The Greentop Ramblers Irish/Celtic tunes and songs
Slim Rosa Acoustic guitars, analog organs, and vocal harmonies evoking Appalachia
ZenSensations Metaphysical journey through classic/progressive rock-n-roll


5 pm:

Jean-Marc Singer-songwriter playing dreamy, melodic pop songs on solo guitar
Bluegrass Jam All players welcome to join
Foggy Bottom Whomp-Stompers DC’s best (and only) prohibition-era jazz band
Dave & the Originators High-energy ska dance band
Ghosts You Know Affectionate, offbeat, vocally harmonic twist on rockabilly
Gracious Me Insightful, female-perspective Americana


“Adams Morgan remains the best place in the District to experience live and local music seven days a week,” said Kristen Barden, Executive Director of the Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District, which organizes the event. “These 44 bands represent just a small sample of the creative energy in our region, and without them and our porch hosts, this event would not be possible.”


The Porches

Each porch or stoop will host three 45-minute sets between 2 pm and 6 pm. Meander the delightful, tree-lined streets of Adams Morgan, enjoy local music, then stop into a local business for shopping and dining. The full list of locations follows:


1) Event headquarters 1801 Adams Mill Rd
2) Adam’s Inn 1746 Lanier Place
3) Joseph’s House 1730 Lanier Place
4) Gore House 1712 Lanier Place
5) Potter’s House 1658 Columbia Rd. NW
6) King House 1826 Biltmore Rd. NW
7) Cashdan House 2502 Cliffbourne Place NW
8) Mintwood Place 1813 Columbia Rd. NW
9) Kross House 1908 Belmont Rd. NW
10) Amsterdam Falafel 2425 18th St. NW
11) Blodnikar House 2300 Ontario Rd. NW
12) High Road Hostel 1804 Belmont St. NW
13) Lars Etzkorn Law PLLC 1848 Kalorama Road NW
14) Skynear Building 2122 18th St. NW
15) Lie-Merrill House 1849 Vernon St. NW
16) Salon XYZ 1807 Florida Ave


Event Details:

When: Saturday, October 7, 1:30 pm to 6 pm.

Where: 16 porches and stoops throughout the Adams Morgan neighborhood. Pick up a map at Adams Morgan PorchFest Headquarters (18th Street & Columbia Road NW) on October 7 from 1:30 to 6 pm; or visit and follow #AdMoPorchFest.


Adams Morgan PorchFest is sponsored by Cultural Tourism DC, Lyft, Lars Etzkorn Law and SPIN. Lyft is offering a 20% discount code for rideshare to or from the event (for the first 500 people; use PORCHFEST17).


About the Adams Morgan Partnership BID

The Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District (AMPBID) is a nonprofit organization focused on enhancing the quality of life for businesses, property owners, residents, visitors, and employees in the District of Columbia’s most vibrant and eclectic neighborhood. The Partnership provides daily street cleaning, fun neighborhood events, and creative marketing and economic development initiatives. Adams Morgan is world-renowned for its fantastic restaurants and nightlife, colorful retail stores and historic, tree-lined residential streets. The American Planning Association named Adams Morgan one of the top 10 neighborhoods in America. For more on AMPBID, visit or follow us on Twitter @AdMoBID, Instagram@AdMoBID or Facebook at AdamsMorganBID.





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