4th Annual Bluegrass Festival – Porter Barn Wood
November 2 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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!!!
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 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
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
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
THE Best BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL IN PHOENIX
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.
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.
901 S 7th St Phoenix, AZ 85034