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4th Annual Bluegrass Festival – Porter Barn Wood

November 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm


November 2nd,2019

FREE to the public, and one of the best bluegrass festivals in Arizona, the Porter Barn Wood 4th Annual Bluegrass Festival and Open House is a great time to enjoy quality music, great food, and meet the people that build at Porter Barn Wood. Thomas & Emy Porter would like to welcome you and your family to join us for a great time. We will have food trucks provided by Get Local Arizona Events, plenty of tables for dining and listening, and wonderful music from morning until night. In addition to the lineup of bluegrass artists we will have an instrument petting zoo for the kids, jamming areas and woodworking activities and demonstrations. The show starts at 10am, and we’ll be picking until 8pm. Come and tour Porter Barn Wood’s workshop and materials. Don’t miss this event! COST: FREE WHEN: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd WHERE: PORTER BARN WOOD – 901 S 7th St  Phoenix, AZ 85034 WHY: BECAUSE IT’S SO AWESOME YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS IT!!!


Schedule of Events:
10am opening ceremonies
10:30 Jam Pak
11:00 Rusted Spurs
12:00 Special Consensus
1:00 High Fidelity
2:00 Kenny & Amanda Smith
3:00 Old Blue Band
4:00 Special C
5:00 High Fidelity
6:00 Kenny & Amanda Smith
7:00 Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

All Yo-Yo Team will be demonstrating between sets. Bring your kids down and try it out! They’ll have a blast. 

Festival Rules:
1) Have a great time!
2) No alcohol or smoking on the premises. 
3) Please bring instruments to jam in designated areas. Please refrain from playing instruments in front of the stage. We all love the music but tambourines, washboards, spoons, and other instruments are generally a distraction from the main show. 🙂
4) Please visit our food vendors and support local business. Outside food and drink is most certainly allowed, but we encourage you to help these wonderful vendors through your patronage. 
5) Please watch your children and respect shop safety. All of us want to stay safe and secure. If you see someone with questionable or unsafe actions, please report it to a Porter Barn Wood staff member right away. 
6) Tables and chairs by food trucks are for eating at. If you are finished, please allow others some space to dine. 

Band Lineup:

View band lineup and follow the links to their websites…

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

In April 1979, Doyle formed a group first named Doyle Lawson & Foxfire it soon changed to Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. He wanted a strong quartet like the ones his dad used to sing with. Over the next few months, Terry Baucom, Jimmy Haley, Lou Reid, and Doyle laid the foundation for what has become the Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver sound. The makeup of the band has changed many times in the last 27 years. They jokingly tell folks that Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver is the “farm team” for bluegrass. Visit Doyle Lawson’s Site

The Special Consensus

Special Consensus’ sound is grounded in a deep appreciation and understanding of bluegrass music; the infectious band sound reminds people of the past while utilizing the innovations of today.  With the foundation of Greg’s unique banjo playing style, Rick Faris (guitar), Nick Dumas (mandolin), and Dan Eubanks (bass) effortlessly support each other and consistently maintain their bluegrass center whether they’re playing a jazz-tinged instrumental or a song from their award-winning John Denver tribute album. These four talented vocalists and instrumentalists follow their creative desires without straying too far from their roots. Visit Special Consensus’ Site

Kenny & Amanda Smith Band

Kenny & Amanda Smith create an intensely personal connection and the band shares an all-too-rare sense of cohesion where each musician feels an almost telepathic connection. Musicians call it being in the groove, where the group collectively accents each beat in precisely the same way. With Kenny leading the way on guitar, this band never has trouble finding the groove. Visit Kenny & Amanda Smith’s Site

High Fidelity

High Fidelity formed in early 2014, and they received their first achievement in February 2014 when they took first place in the International Band Championship at the 40th Annual Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) Awards. Their brand new debut record, which was recorded live and in one room with minimal isolation, has been critically acclaimed. Visit High Fidelity’s Site

old blue band

“OLD BLUE”” is a bluegrass band that is committed to playing bluegrass music the old fashioned way. The band is dedicated to the preservation of the music from the founders such as Bill Monroe, The Stanley Brothers, and Flatt and Scruggs. They leave the future development of this music to a new generation, as they are more than capable of the task to present bluegrass music the way it was started back in the early days. The band members are recognized as some of the best in the business from the western part of the United States. They want the fans to experience the enjoyment of hearing the music the way it used to be, and still is…played by “OLD BLUE”. Old Blue Band Website (click here)

Rusted Spurs West

Rusted Spurs West is Arizona’s cowboy/western swing trio that plays tunes from the golden age of western music as well as some contemporary songwriters as well. Songs of The Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry, Bob Wills, and Spade Cooley. Songwriters such as Cindy Walker, Laurie Lewis, and Townes Van Zandt are featured in our songs as well. Rusted Spurs West features outstanding vocals with harmonies and occasional squeezebox leads!

Jam Pak Neighborhood Blues & Grass Band

In 1994, Anni Beach while serving as a substitute teacher in Chandler, Arizona, took her mandolin and a new-found passion for bluegrass music to every classroom in which she taught. Teaching at Galveston Elementary a block from her home, two little boys knocked on her door asking if she would play and sing some more. Anni wanted to do something good in her neighborhood, and with the support of her husband Vincent. Jam Pak was born the very next week with six little kids in the front yard. The group has grown ever since. Visit Jam Pak’s Site

All Yo-Yo Team

Julius is one of the most caring and dedicated yoyoers in the world, and is considered by many to be the greatest yoyo teacher in the world. After seeing how amazing kids get after only a little  time with Julius, we bet you’ll agree. The All Yo-Yo team is always a crowd favorite! All Yo-Yo Team Website (click here)

We love jamming in the cabin during the festival. Bring your instruments and we’ll all pick and have fun. There’s plenty of room and lots of great musicians of all skill levels getting together in one of the most friendly businesses in Phoenix to pick bluegrass. Come join us! Kids welcome.

Lots to see and do

We have shop tours and demos going on all day, as well as a jamming area, instrument petting zoo, and more. Come hang out and have a good time!

Beautiful Weather!

We always seem to have beautiful weather in Phoenix in November, and we expect nothing less this go round. If it rains (which is rare), we’ll move it inside and have a good ole’ time.

Super Food

We have some of the best mobile chefs bringing out the tastiest treats and drinks. Several wonderful food trucks are gearing up to serve you. Bring your taste buds with you, and enjoy some great food with the family.


We have some of the best headlining bluegrass artists from across the US visiting us for an exciting day of fun and activities. Bring your camping chair and a healthy appetite and have a good time with friends and family. Our bluegrass festival is an open house event where we get to give back to our customers with quality entertainment and smiling faces. Please join us!

Come Join Us on the Front Porch!

Okay, so maybe it’s more of a parking lot, but the music is just like the front porch pickin’ we’re used to. Thomas & Emy want to invite you to come join us for a wonderful concert with friends and family as we listen to bluegrass, eat some viddles, and have an all around good time.

The Porter Barn Wood Festival was a wonderful success yesterday. We didn’t play this year but ran the Instrument Petting Zoo and made new friends for bluegrass. I’m so proud of our young people how they set up everything, made friends, enjoyed the day and evening and then packed up without a complaint. I was just listening to music and meeting so many nice folks. – Anni Beach

Jam Pak Neighborhood Blues & Grass Band Website (click here)

Contact Us

Have questions about the event or just want to reach out and say hi? Send us a little email with the form here. We look forward to hearing from you.

Visit Us

901 S 7th St Phoenix, AZ 85034  

Contact us

602-738-1456 howdy@porterbarnwood.com

Open Hours

M-S: 9am-4pm  


November 2, 2019
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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