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10:00 am

The Del Rios

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Marsha’s Cottage, 204 Wall Street
Oriental, NC 28571 United States
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The Del Rios of Oriental, NC

The Del Rios performing a live set of folk, pop, & Americana on the front porch at Marsha's Cottage.

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The River Ratz

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
The Stallings House, 500 South Avenue
Oriental, NC 28571 United States
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The River Ratz ready to perform their signature style of Ratzgrass.

The River Ratz are a high-energy Americana String Band from Charlotte, NC. You can check out their "Ratzgrass" sounds live on the front porch of the Stallings House.

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Flat Mountain Dulcimers

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
The Inn at Oriental, 508 Church Street
Oriental, NC 28571 United States
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North Carolina performing artists Flat Mountain Dulcimers.

“Bringing Mountain Music to the Flatlands”. This group comes to us from the mountains of North Carolina and gather their unique sound from a zither inspired instrument created in the Appalachian Mountains called a “dulcimer”.

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Pinkerton Raid

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Riverfront Mainstage, 205 Freemason St
Oriental, NC 28571 United States
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Performing artists The Pinkerton Raid.

Jesse James DeConto, of The Pinkerton Raid was newspaper reporter who turned singer/storyteller and is coming here with this talented group from Duram, NC . The Indie-Rock sound will take to the Riverfront Stage at the the Ol' Front Porch Music Festival.

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10:30 am

Mitch Hayes

October 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
204 King Street, 204 King Street
Oriental, NC 28571 United States
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North Carolina performing artist Mitch Hayes.

Americana/Folk Artist of the Year” (2016 Queen City Music Awards), Mitch Hayes is an award-winning singer/songwriter and national touring artist from Charlotte, North Carolina. His music is as eclectic as the creative influences that have helped to shape his writing through the years, classic singer/songwriters such as Bob Dylan, Neil Young and John Prine. Mitch’s […]

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11:00 am

Harbor Sounds

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
209 Neuse Street, 209 Neuse Street
Oriental, NC 28571 United States
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North Carolina performing artists Harbor Sounds.

Harbor Sounds calls Pamlico County home and has been entertaining this area since 1998. They bring us bluegrass, gospel and folk music. Not only do they perform in nearby counties but have traveled as well to Nashville, TN and Ocean City, MD. An important and heartwarming fact to keep in mind about this wonderful musical […]

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Pamlico Flutes

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
502 Factory Street, 502 Factory Street
Oriental, NC 28571 United States
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North Carolina performing artists Pamlico Flutes.

The Pamlico Flutes brings to you flutists hailing from all directions – New York, Texas, Minnesota, and various parts of New England. Between them, they’ve been making music for more than 200 years, playing an assortment of flutes, other band & stringed instruments, and piano. Some of their favorite performances (before joining Pamlico Flutes!) include […]

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11:30 am

Strung Together Band

October 6 @ 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
301 Freemason Street, 301 Freemason Street
Oriental, NC 28571 United States
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North Carolina performing artists, Strung Together Band.

Find the music, feel the love ❤️ “Strung Together is a family band, born on the Olivers’ front porch in downtown New Bern, NC. With soaring harmonies and a stringband sound, Strung Together plays songs that they love, adapted to their own style. Playing their own unique blend of folk, Americana, old-time and bluegrass, Strung […]

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Honey Magpie

October 6 @ 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
1002 Neuse Drive, 1002 Neuse Drive
Oriental, NC 28571 United States
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North Carolina performing artists Honey Magpie.

This Indie/Folk Trio are returning artists to this festival from Carrboro, NC They have recently played at a variety of venues throughout North Carolina. In addition, they launched and accomplished a successful Kickstarter which resulted in the funds to record and release their new CD.

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12:00 pm

Green Creek Bluegrass

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
The Stallings House, 500 South Avenue
Oriental, NC 28571 United States
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North Carolina performing artists Green Creek Bluegrass.

The Green Creek Bluegrass Band is comprised of performers ~ Ernest Dunn, Ken Belangia, Jim Baluss and Becky Ackiss. This local bluegrass talent is returning to the Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival, bringing their special bluegrass sound once again.

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Glenn Meganck

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
The Village Gallery, 300 Hodges Street
Oriental, NC 28571 United States
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North Carolina performing artist Glenn Meganck.

This unique performer is a novelist and composer. Born in Michigan and residing in Florida. “Glenn Eric is one of those quirky singer-songwriters whose music can fit in several different genres from folk to alt rock to Americana, and manage to push the envelope in all of them. A pinch of Bob Dylan, a dash […]

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Downeast Dulcimers

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
The Inn at Oriental, 508 Church Street
Oriental, NC 28571 United States
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North Carolina performing artists Downeast Dulcimers.

“Down East Dulcimers began playing their "lap" or "mountain" dulcimers as a group in 2007. The group is New Bern based. While the focus was initially Old Time music, over time it has expanded to include Celtic, Civil War, Christmas, classical and popular tunes as well.”

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Barry Bey

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Nautical Wheelers, 411 Broad Street
Oriental, NC 28571 United States
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mahaloJazz

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Riverfront Mainstage, 205 Freemason St
Oriental, NC 28571 United States
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Performing artists Mahalo Jazz

mahaloJazz performances are live and in the moment.  There are no recorded tracks and no two gigs are the same. What you get is what you see and hear from us only as we offer not-so-straight-ahead ensemble music, jazz and otherwise. We are nothing if not flexible in assembling folks to create together.

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12:30 pm

Cane Mill Road

October 6 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
901 South Avenue, 901 South Avenue
Oriental, NC 28571 United States
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North Carolina performing artist Cane Mill Road.

Growing up just down the road from Doc Watson, Billboard-charting artists Cane Mill Road rock the traditional bluegrass standards they grew up on, yet they boldly tackle progressive grass interpretations of Dylan, the Beatles, Gordon Lightfoot, and more. Audiences love Cane Mill Road’s high-energy performances, easy going rapport both on and off stage, and the […]

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1:30 pm

Brittany Jean

October 6 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
502 Factory Street, 502 Factory Street
Oriental, NC 28571 United States
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Performing artist Brittany Jean.

Brittany Jean is a singer/songwriter in the Pacific Northwest, currently living in the tiny, apple town of Brewster, WA. Brittany grew up in West Chicago, IL, and her interest in music started at a very young age--piano and voice lessons, children's choirs, youth group bands, youth theater... and she started seriously writing songs when she was […]

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Moore’s Creek Bluegrass

October 6 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
209 Neuse Street, 209 Neuse Street
Oriental, NC 28571 United States
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North Carolina performing artists Moore's Creek Bluegrass.

A returning favorite to Oriental this band plays some old classic and traditional style bluegrass.

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Amigo

October 6 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
701 South Avenue, 701 South Avenue
Oriental, NC 28571 United States
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North Carolina performing artist Amigo.

Amigo is a rock and roll band. This might sound quaint or even a little passé but it’s an entirely apt and appropriate description. Amigo is a guitar, a bass, a drum set and buckets full of songs and its members share a proud and unrepentant belief in rock & roll’s divine promise and power to […]

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Gospel Ensemble

October 6 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
305 Freemason Street, 305 Freemason Street
Oriental, NC 28571 United States
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Enjoy the sweet sounds of southern Gospel music. If you've never heard this group... don't miss out!

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Jason Hoss Hicks

October 6 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
1002 Neuse Drive, 1002 Neuse Drive
Oriental, NC 28571 United States
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North Carolina performing artist Jason Hoss Hicks.

If 1920s-1930s style hot jazz crossed paths with western swing, skiffle and vintage country Depression era hillbilly music, the output being Jason Hoss Hicks.

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2:00 pm

Laurel Creek

October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
502 South Ave, 502 South Ave
Oriental, NC 28571 United States
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A banjo sitting on a table at the Ol Front Porch Music Festival.

Laurel Creek hails from Durham and performs two sets at the Ol Front Porch Music Festival, one bluegrass and one sixties pop under the "Junk in the Truck Band" moniker.

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3:00 pm

Chatham County Line

October 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Riverfront Mainstage 205 Freemason St
Oriental, NC 28571 United States
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Headlining this years event is none other than Chatham County Line! Influenced by early bluegrass artists they're performing with the intent of furthering North Carolina's acoustic heritage. Chatham County Line vows to bring the finest songs and best performances possible. You won't want to miss this act live on the Riverfront mainstage.

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4:00 pm

Bob Laverty & The Yacht Dawgs

October 6 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tiki Bar, 101 Wall Street
Oriental, NC 28571 United States
North Carolina performing artist Bob Laverty.

Come out and hear a local favorite, Bob Laverty & The Yacht Dawgs, live on the deck at the Tiki Bar.

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