Second Annual PorchFest Schedule of Performers Announced

OSWEGO – Oswego will host its second annual “PorchFest” on September 25, from 1-5 p.m. in the historic districts of West/Franklin and Montcalm parks.

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PorchFest will have a variety of performers.

This is a family-friendly community building event where last year 800+ people enjoyed strolling through the historic neighborhoods and listening to a variety of music in an open-air setting.

30 bands and 3 theatrical performances will donate their time and talent for this free event.

The performances will take place on a variety of front porches and yards throughout the area at different scheduled times.

A list of the performers and the times and locations is listed below or you can find it at either “OswegoPorchFest” on FaceBook or the Website;

There will also be an app available for smart phones at and then click on the Oswego PorchFest 2016 Tour.

This year’s lineup is very impressive and features a wide range of musical tastes including Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues, Classic, Country and 2 theatrical presentations.

Oswego PorchFest 2016 Program Schedule of Performances: Name(s), Time(s), Location and Type:

1 p.m.

Davis Brothers – 91 W. VanBuren St. 1 to 4 p.m.
Duo playing Folk, Americana, originals and covers. Solid strings and vibrant vocal harmonies.

Domicolo-Barlow Band – 49 W. Seneca St.
Acoustic classic rock

John McConnell – 71 W. Fifth St.  1 p.m.
Oswego-based solo musician performing covers and originals, highlighted by his trademark rhythmic guitar style and his own brand of “Lounge Rock” combining elements of blues, jazz, folk and funk.

FullSail – 70 W. Third St. 1 to 3 p.m.
Acoustic classic rock from 1960s to present

Orjamic – 33 W. Fifth St.
Carrying on the tradition of organic jam music

Oswego Valley Snowbelters Barbershop Chorus – 53 W. Seneca St.
Singing new as well as classic Barbershop music, in both four-part harmony and in chorus.

Ranjit Dighe – 80 W. Fifth St.
Acoustic eclectic – Indie and classic rock, country, folk and pop.

Theatre Du Jour – Montcalm Park (West Sixth and Schuyler streets) 1 – 3 p.m.
“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged – “A madcap condensation that features nonstop laughs. Done at a whirlwind pace and with great delight, they are sure to win over even the most skeptical.” —Daily Variety

2 p.m.

Bill DeMott and Friends – 96 W. Seventh St.
Acapella singing and musical performances of originals and popular songs from 1970s to now. Performances by DeMott and his son(s), with some talented family/friends and possible special guest.

Bryan Dickenson – 50 W. Fourth St.
Original songs and covers of a general easy listening style, such as John Denver, James Taylor, the Beatles, Dan Fogelberg and Jim Croce.

CNY Alphorn Ensemble – Franklin Park /West Fifth and Seneca streets
Ensemble of six authentic 13′ long Alphorns, performing traditional Swiss music in full harmony, attired in traditional decorative outfits.

Gary Carpentier – 40 W. Cayuga St.
Acoustic guitar originals and covers ranging from Sam Cooke to Ed Sheeran. Carpentier made it through to the final audition round on Season 6 of NBC’s “The Voice.”

Greg Rosplock – 49 W. Fifth St.
Acoustic Singer/Songwriter performing songs with an introspective look at the things we all face every day. Has hosted Oswego Music Hall open mic and performed for the “On the Porch Radio Hour” variety show.

Michael and Anita Shiel – 104 W. Fifth St.
Country, folk and more, on Acoustic guitar.

Mooney & Friends – 33 W. Fifth St. through 5 p.m.
A gathering of accomplished musicians from the the vibrant Oswego music community exploring blues and traditional jam music.

Natahley Torrese – 73 W. Sixth St.
19-year-old singer/songwriter and SUNY Oswego psych major, Torrese is a regular performer on acoustic guitar at Old City Hall’s Tuesday open mic.

Theatre Du Jour – Montcalm Park (West Sixth and Schuyler streets) continues from  1 p.m.

Davis Brothers  – 91 W. VanBuren St. continues from 1 p.m.

FullSail – 70 W. Third St. continues from 1 p.m.

3 p.m.

8th and Lake – 51 W. Fifth St.
Eclectic blend of classic, country and modern covers, from John Denver to the Moody Blues, Neil Young to Led Zeppelin. Dick Drake, vocals and guitar; Denise Knight, keyboard and flute.

Cam Caruso – 80 W. Fifth St.
Music from yesterday (Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Billy Joel), today (Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Adele), and tomorrow (James Bay, George Ezra, Jamie Lawson), performed on acoustic guitar.

Canfield Twins – 53 W. Seneca St.
Charismatic mix of commentary, performance and synchronicity to classical works in concerts from two pianists.

DamDog – 73 W. Schuyler St. through 5 p.m.
Acoustic blues, 1930s jazz and original music. Recently inducted to the NY Blues Archive Hall of Fame.

Dan Dillon – 40 W. Cayuga St.
A young, upcoming local artist. From Johnny Cash to Hank Williams, his music is sure to bring back great memories of classic country hits.

Michael Judge/Juliet Forshaw – 119 W. Fifth St.
Acoustic duo performing songs that recount classic tales of love and fate, with a twist.

Nicholas Cocks and Friends – 65 W. Third St.
A theatrical performance.

“On The Porch Radio Hour” Podcast – 73 W. Sixth St.
A YouTube show in the style of a radio variety show, highlighting art, music and theater and other events in the Central New York area through stories, interviews, theatrical shorts and music.

Steve Pfanenstiel – 51 W. Fourth St.
Acoustic folk and pop.

Train Wreck Prophet – 84 W. Seneca St.
Eclectic blues, folk and rock on acoustic guitar and harmonica. Bee Gees to Ray Charles, J. Geils to Duke Ellington.

Mooney and Friends – 33 W. Fifth St. continues from 1 p.m.

Davis Brothers – 91 W. VanBuren St. continues from 1 p.m.

4 p.m.

“Bacchae,” a Greek Tragedy – 120 W. Fifth St. (Church of the Resurrection)

Emalee Herrington – 49 W. Fifth St.
Young vocalist with a powerhouse voice, covering genres from Etta James to the Captain and Tennille to the Dixie Chicks.

Gina Holsopple and Matthew Woods – 73 W. Sixth St.
Playing Americana and Folk, featuring original songs with lyrics that encompass the personal activism.

Rich Hart – 50 W. Fourth St.
A singer/songwriter from Oswego, Hart is a veteran of the open mic scene, playing original songs on acoustic guitar.

Native Immigrants – 57 W. Fourth St.
Alvaro and Casey, playing Native American Flute and Drum, create a delicate balance of love and grooves, reconnecting listeners with the natural world.

American English – 104 W. VanBuren St.
Classics from the 1960s and 1970s to remixing modern favorites with an element of soul, energy, and fun to any performance.

Sophie Woods – 40 W. Cayuga St.
Blues and rock songs, especially from the 1960s and 1970s (Zeppelin, Stones, SRV, Heart, Joan Jett, …) performed on acoustic guitar with plenty of energy.

Oswego Opera Theater – 77 W. Fifth St.
Performances by a number of opera singers as well as a fundraiser for the Oswego Opera Theater featuring BBQ chicken and/or pulled pork sandwiches (food provided by Lighthouse Lanes).

DamDog – 73 W. Schuyler St. continues from 3 p.m.

FullSail – 70 W. Third St. continues from 1 p.m.

Mooney and Friends – 33 W. Fifth St. continues from 2 p.m.

5 p.m.

Jam session in front of Montcalm Park, West Sixth and Schuyler streets.