A talented singer-songwriter who represented her native West Virginia in NBC’s America Song Contest. After relocating to Philadelphia, she has collaborated with Eric Bazillian of The Hooters, as well as Sweden’s iconic Niklas Strömstedt. For just a glimpse of her talent, give a listen to her song from America Song Contest Working on a Miracle?
Penny Lane Trio
Musicians on guitar, sax, French horn and vocals bring their twist to the Beatles and others of the British Invasion.
Our latest Rising Star, Neve favors covers of folk and rock tunes, all lovingly performed on her acoustic guitar.
Soulful acoustic, rhythm & blues rock for all ages from 60's to current.
Lauren is a talented singer-songwriter and performer from Bryn Mawr, PA, signed to Winding Way Records in 2022. Whether it's originals or cover songs, Lauren’s sultry and evocative voice stirs heart-felt emotion in her lyrics, conveying the ups and downs of life. Joining Lauren on the stage (porch) will be Jack Mendelson on guitar and Ed McNellis on Keyblaord.
A Paoli native and now residing in Massachusetts, Matt Rosato is an acoustic guitarist, as well as a singer-songwriter who performs songs from the classic rock to today. Catch a terrific sample of this very talented multi-instrumentalist and vocalist.
Minerva is a 6-piece band whose original music delivers messages of hope embedded in emotionally driven rock. Much like their namesake, the lead singers of Minerva combine both their passion for music with a desire to inspire and heal others. As a cover band, Minerva pay tribute to some of our favorite artists such as Pat Benatar, Doobie Brothers, Elvis Costello, Alicia Keys and more.
A staple of the Philadelphia music community following his graduation from University of the Arts where he studied jazz guitar and found his way into songwriting. He has toured with Amos Lee (when they supported Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello), made an appearance on A Prairie Home Companion with The Sweetback Sisters, performs regularly with his funk fusion trio, Muscle Tough, with singer/songwriter Don McCloskey, and also produces and performs with the children’s music group, Alex and the Kaleidoscope. Bellenoit is an in demand producer via Turtle Studios and has produced albums for The Sweetback Sisters, Ginger Coyle, Aaron Parnell Brown and Sonja Sofya amongst others. His most recent solo album, Where Does The Light Go? was released in 2020. Listen to Ross on Spotify.
Stella and the Voodoo Fish
A husband and wife fronted "I love this song" cover band from PA. Covering all the popular sing-along songs from the 80's, 90's, 2000's, and today. With an extensive library of material, Stella and the Voodoo Fish ensure the party continues all night!
Mark T Alberici is a producer, songwriter, recording artist and guitarist from Philadelphia. As a lead guitarist, Mark has performed with Robert Hazzard and the Heroes, Paragon, Storyteller, and PathToZen Garden and is now currently recording with his new projects The Oversizedgroove and live band The M/C project. His music is available on Spotify, Amazon Music,YouTube, Apple Music etc. Vocalist Cynthia Bagola brings her soulful bluesy voice to every note. She can also be found singing in a Jerry Garcia Tribute Band. Mark and Cynthia formed the M/C Project to support each other’s original compositions.
Bloomer, a four-piece acoustic band, performs songs a wide variety of musical genres including rock 'n roll, jazz, blues, folk rock, and Standards from the Great American Songbook. Bloomer's repertoire includes original music as well as creative covers.
Carolyn Cott & Ken Meyle
Carolyn Cott and Ken Meyle, backed by Bob Martin, weave acoustic string work with harmonies into a distinctive blend of singer-songwriter, folk, and roots music. Ken Meyle, an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, Carolyn Cott, singer-songwriter, and Bob Martin, bassist and guitarist, meld precise and inspired guitar, mandolin, bass, and percussion seamlessly. Individually they’re accomplished musicians; together their talents complement and propel their music to something greater than the sum of its parts. Follow us on Facebook
Philadelphia musicians creating new music and twisting unexpected covers. Acoustic & electric trio playing Bluegrass, Rock & Roll, and Blues. Setting the groove in Philadelphia bands for decades.
A mix of folk/country/blues and telling of a story or two. Very mellow. All acoustic. Think Tom Rush/ Gordon Lightfoot/ James Taylor. (Without the fame…or riches…sigh.)
2 NoN BoBs
A Jambient band that creates Bluesy, 70's-inspired music, along with covering bands such as The Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers Band, Janis Joplin, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Jethro Tull, and more. 2 NoN BoBs' first album coming soon.
Jay Carlis & The Barrel Fires
Catchy original Americana rock tunes with beautiful male/female harmonies and lyrics that dig deep below the surface. The bands' sound and songwriting is inspired by Jason Isbell, Josh Ritter, Drive-by-Truckers and His Golden Messenger. Jay has released two solo albums and the band has released two EPS, all available on all the streaming platforms.
Described as “likable and warmhearted” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, and “expert to the point of perfection” by the Chestnut Hill Local, the Fairmount String Quartet is dedicated to bringing the intimacy and vitality of chamber music to diverse audiences and is committed to performing classical works of historically under-performed composers in addition to those in the standard classical repertoire, works by women composers, and works in diverse genres including pop, jazz, folk, and Latin music.
TC3 is an acoustic trio which puts its spin on Americana, Folk and even some Classic Rock tunes in addition to original music written by Terri Camilari Making their mark on familiar tunes is what they provide using Guitar, Ukulele and Violin, strong vocals and new but intriguing arrangements.
The Baldwin B-Flats
The B-Flats are a competitive, auditioned a cappella ensemble from The Baldwin School. In Bryn Mawr. They sing a variety of musical styles, including pop, music theater, classical, and contemporary choral works. The group gigs regularly and is involved in a music exchange program with Ordrup Gymnasium from Denmark. In addition to singing as a select ensemble, each of the members of the B-Flats is also a part of the Baldwin School Chorus. They are under the direction of Lee Hagon-Kerr, the Upper School choral director at Baldwin.
The Larks, founded in 1961, and the longest running outreach program of the Junior League of Philadelphia, is an a cappella group of volunteer women. From September to June, they perform throughout the Delaware Valley at a variety of venues.
Philadelphia Main Line Ukulele Group
Philadelphia Main Line Ukulele Meetup Group is a free jam group that promotes ukulele playing, activities, and music education. We hold online and in-person events. Our repertoire is eclectic and includes pop music from many eras and styles. Join us! We love new players. The ukulele is a very approachable instrument. They say you can’t be unhappy while playing a ukulele! It’s true!
St. Katharine's Youth Chorus
Under the direction of Dr. Latham and Mrs. Stephanie Twohig the St. Katharine's Youth Chorus will be in their 8th season this coming school year. This group is comprised of teens from public, private and parochial high schools and colleges. These talents teens lead worship and accompany at the various masses throughout the year and at our once a month Youth Mass.
Happy Little Train Wreck
Happy Little Train Wreck has been playing music together for over 13 years now. Representing three generations of musical influence. In that time we’ve tried to put our spin on all genres of music, Polka to Punk. Primarily with two acoustic guitars and an upright bass creating the bed for beautiful vocals.
A foot-stompin’ blend of bluegrass & country music, from traditional favorites to contemporary sounds. Combines guitars, mandolin, banjo, steel guitars, fiddle & bass with heartfelt vocals.
A classic rock and pop cover band, playing music from the late 60’s to today, covering bands such as CCR, Tom Petty, Steve Miller Band and the Black Keys. Everything you want to hear and more.
Rick's Office Band
Rick's Office Band is a Classic and Blues Rock Band playing covers from the last 5 decades. Our music focuses on vocal harmonies and melodic guitar leads. Our music covers music by Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Lynyrd Sknyrd, and many more. We have been playing the Chester County area for the last 6 years and we are thrilled to make our 4th visit to the South Wayne Porchfest.
Rebecca & The City
Rebecca & the City was born in 2019 in the humble town of Manayunk, PA, where Rebecca (vox/guitar), Steve (keys), and Mark (drums/guitar) met on the Open Mic circuit. Since then, they've been performing their lovesick pop-rock bangers around the Philly area. Check out their music on Spotify and Youtube, with more recorded music planned for release around the end of the year. Follow @rebeccaandthecity on Instagram for the most up-to-date news on their live shows and new music.
Main Line Singers
We are the chorus of your community! Made up of your neighbors and friends, this new and growing group sings accompanied arrangements of upbeat tunes from Broadway, Hollywood and popular music, from Anything Goes to Hamilton to Frank Sinatra to Queen - and everything in between!
Villa Maria Madrigals
The Villa Maria Academy Madrigal Singers directed by Dr. Anthony Mosakowski is the select choir of Villa Maria Academy High School in Malvern PA. The ensemble performs a wide variety of repertoire in styles including pop, folk, classical, and musical theater, both a cappella and accompanied. In recent years the Madrigal Singers have earned the highest rating of “superior” at the PMEA choral adjudication. The Madrigal Singers perform at school and outside functions, as well as at annual Christmas and Spring Concerts.
Lost Northern Tribe
Americana mixologists specializing in a world gumbo of honky-tonkaccordi on and zydeco infused rock and blues. Occasionally, some Irish & TexMex added to the stew.
Mojo & The Helper Monkeys
Mojo and the Helper Monkeys covers everything from Johnny Cash, Elvis, The Supremes and CCR to Michael Jackson, Hall and Oates, and AC/DC. Just ask and we"ll try anything within our bluegrass set up and Mamas and Papas-esque harmonies. Get Ready for Fun!
The Agnes Irwin Bel Cantos
The Bel Cantos are the a cappella ensemble from The Agnes Irwin Upper School. We perform music from all genres and styles - from the most contemporary to madrigals from the 16th century. We represent our school performing throughout the area at charity events, community functions, and choral festivals.
A Tribute to the Golden Age of MTV
Four-piece powerhouse band with male and female vocals covering the biggest hits in rock, dance-pop, hair metal, synthpop & New Wave from the 80s. Go ahead, say it: “I Want My MTV!”
The Chaperones are a rock trio based in Lower Merion. The group is fronted by the husband-and-wife team of Brian Richardson and Rebecca Raber and backed by their friend Curtis Zimmermann on drums. A cover band, the group taps into the history of rock by playing songs from the 1950s through the 2020s. Their repertoire includes tracks by the likes of Fleetwood Mac, the Talking Heads, the Pixies, Jenny Lewis and Taylor Swift.
Niva Menon is a member of the Chamber Pennsylvania Girls Choir, and many various ensembles such as PMEA District Choir, and the Tri-M Music Honors Society. She will wow you with your favorites as well as her own compositions. As a songwriter she is inspired by all kinds of music and artists to express her emotions. Playing instruments from the guitar to the ukulele, to the piano she loves bringing her songs to life. Her favorite originals are “You and I” and “38th Street “ , are pieces that she holds dear in her heart.
Dead Band honors the music of the Grateful Dead by taking their own interpretation of the music that millions have grown to love and listen to!
The Shoeshiners play an eclectic mix of bluesy Americana Roots Rock including some original songs. Songs feature acoustic and electric guitars driven by a Cajon drum with a lot of harmonica color thrown in. For a little spice we'll add in a banjo and an electric cigar box slide guitar.
The Stay at Home Band
The Stay At Home Band formed during the Covid pandemic in 2020. Our goal is to provide a little musical entertainment. We play Folk and old Rock & Pop. We have written and published a couple of songs. Hope you enjoy!
Smell the beignets! Taste the Jambalaya as The Percolators: New Orleans Style Party Band charges the atmosphere of PorchFest with passion, fire and soul! The Percolators is a Band that plays traditional and contemporary music from New Orleans and beyond. Our repertoire is drawn from: Jazz, Dixieland, Street Music, Rock and Roll, Blues, Rhythm and Blues, and Funk. Our mission is to infuse the Spirit of Mardis Gras, the greatest party on the planet, into any event we play. As we like to say, "Laissez le bon temps rouler!"
Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School's Girl's With Guitars
GMA's very own rock band. These girls are great!
Good Chemistry is a classic rock cover band. They expertly play you r afvorite songs by Marshall Tucker, Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Fleetwood Mac, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Beatles, Rolling Stones, and more.
Valley Creek features your favorite songs from the Americana, British Invasion, and Bluegrass, (and some unepected) genres all experpertly played by Jeff "Six" Sugzdinis and Gus Compson, on the mandolin and acoustic guitar.
Hannah Rose & Chris Jusell
A string duo performing original, improvised, folk, and classical compositions. Prepare to be delighted at their virtuosity of their performances on their primary instruments of violin & viola. For added measure, they also sing and play mandolin.
Jim Dougherty & Band
Jim is a songwriter and creative artist playing acoustic rock originals and covers. His soaring vocals and soulful blend of rock and Americana have hints of Eddie Vedder with a twist of Chris Stapleton. Over the course of his career he has been in the bands Bungi Orange, Five Mile Fall, and Kavalier, playing at the Warped Tour, Musikfest, and opening for other various national acts.
June performs predominantly blues tunes, both covers, and originals composed by the keyboardist, Lisa Gail Murray. June (Alexandra June Murray) brings her wide vocal range and interpretation to favorites, some old and some new. Together, they have a great time, and hope you catch their blues fever.
Homeless & Desperate
Homeless & Desperate are a talented duo of performers whose range includes Modern Americana, Pop, and Chill Lounge Rock, all expertly performed with Dave Guare on acoustic guitar and vocals and Vic Diener on the Fender Bass.
2 of the Four
High energy acoustics and sweet harmonies, interjected into a crowd inspired playlist. If you're not having fun with these two, Check your pulse!
If you’re looking for powerful, meticulously curated rock and soul, Concrete Charlie is your band! Performances pay homage to the music of all time greats, including Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Rolling Stones, Robert Hazard & The Heroes, The Cars, Joe Jackson & Todd Rundgren. Their live shows are always high energy and full of good, clean fun. Concrete Charlie is fired up to make their PorchFest debut!
Porch Poachers are from the Delaware Valley Fingerstyle Guitar Association. Their favorite music is anything that sounds good on a 6-string guitar fingerstyle - which means just about anything - Beatles to classical - folk to jazz standards - ragtime to country.
Zoe FitzGerald Carter
San Francisco Bay Area-based Folk and Americana singer -songwriter, Zoe FitzGerald Carter began playing guitar and singing as a teenager in Washington D.C. where her father was a well-known jazz drummer. In addition to her career as a writer, she’s played and performed with numerous local bands. Zoe's 2021 debut solo release, "Waterlines," was released to critical acclaim and she will be releasing music and touring throughout 2023.
FOR KIDS AND PARENTS: Dani Tapper plays well known, classic sing-along songs on guitar/fiddle. Always a fun selection of songs for children of all ages as well as classic songs that mom and dad can sing along too.
Jefferson Berry & The Urban Acoustic Coalition
Combine story telling in the Urban Folk tradition with the intricacies of JamBand and Roots instrumentation. Playing a variety of guitar styles, Berry’s projects bring a danceable style and contemporary point of view to Philadelphia’s local music scene. With the release of his third album in four years, this reputation is spreading nationally. "Yes, there are singers, songwriters, and storytellers. Jefferson Berry is all three." American Blues Scene, February 2, 2023
Refrigerator, a young rock band, plays many different genres of music, including rock, alternative, punk, and indie. They are fun and energetic and perform both originals and covers.
An eclectic mix of tunes from classic and contemporary rock, to jazz, blues, folk, funk, and Americana. Their music, always shaken, stirred, and with a twist, is sure to have you tapping your feet and singing along!
A women's a cappella singing group whose mission is to bring music to those who might otherwise not have access to live music, primarily people in care facilities, or those who cannot leave their homes. Their repertoire consists primarily of pop music from the 1920's to the 1960's. Heart Light also have a few parodies. We enjoy including the audience in our sessions. A sample of our songs are: Some of the songs we sing are: 'I don't know why' 'We've got Grey Hair', 'God Bless America', 'Cohan Medley', 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow'.
Original compositions that evoke a nostalgic, R&B retrospective akin to Tom Petty, Black Keys, Allman Bros., with a modern twist.
Modern Yesterday is a teen rock band from Philadelphia and Delaware County. They have been playing shows all over the PA, NJ, NY and DE area for several years. During 2022, Modern Yesterday released their first original single, "NO WAY OUT", which was played on radio stations in PA, NJ and in the UK, as well as placing in the Top 25 nationally in the Journey's Sad Summer Battle of the Bands competition. They were also the 2022 & 2023 winners of the Nazareth Academy Battle of the Bands Competition! Every member of Modern Yesterday is a multi-instrumentalist!
Get Back 2 You Jazz Combo
The Radnor High School jazz band features music reflective of all eras of American Jazz.
Maggie Marre is a talented singer-songwriter from Berks County, PA. At 18 years old, Maggie channels life’s experiences to create relatable and heartfelt songs. With musical inspirations like Taylor Swift, Gracie Abrams, Holly Humberstone, and Noah Kahan her introspective storytelling strikes emotion in her indie-pop followers. With over 1 million social media views, Maggie Marre's music resonates globally. She’s excited to put out music this year, promising to captivate hearts and remind us of the magic of youth.
A Radnor High School student-led group that plays a wide range of favorites from classical jazz to standards to contemporary pop