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Front Porch Fest 2017 announces initial lineup for Labor Day Weekend

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Once again, Spirithaven Farm in Stuart, Virginia, will be filled with sweet sounds of music Labor Day weekend. The ninth Front Porch Fest will take place Aug. 31 – Sept. 3, 2017. This family-friendly weekend celebrates music and art on the front porch to the Blue Ridge mountains, thus the name.

From the website:

“Calling all music lovers, the front porch of the Blue Ridge Mountains in beautiful Patrick County, Virginia, will come alive once again this Labor Day weekend. Front Porch Fest is stoked to drop the 2017 initial line up to perform at Spirithaven Farm in Stuart, Virginia. In its ninth year, Front Porch Fest continues to bring national, regional, and local talent to Southwest, Virginia. In addition to some of your favorites, the staff of FPF hopes to shed light on some up-and-coming sensations.

“Acts hitting the Porch this year include legendary Col. Bruce Hampton, “Atlanta’s grandaddy of all things jam,” recognized by, not only his substantial solo career, but also his work with great projects such as The Aquarium Rescue Unit. Major roots/jam musicians have felt his influence near and far.  Brother Joscephus & the Love Revolution, bringing a love revival enriched with the powerful rhythms of New Orleans, combining the music and the message with a one-of-a-kind, high-energy stage spectacle, delivering nothing short of a love revolution.

“Also announcing returning FPF family favorites; Dangermuffin, hot off the release of their new album Heritage, Big Daddy Love, with a rare 2017 performance, and Erin & the Wildfire, pairing sultry melodies and a melting pot of rock, soul, funk and blues. Local staple and blues favorite, Slick Jr & the Reactors joins alongside of Rinaldi Flying Circus, Righteous Friendz Band, The Elovaters and Oh brother, Where am I? Rounding out the first of three artist announcements newcomers to the Porch include, Forlorn Strangers, Urban Soil, Of Tomorrow, and Dar Stellabotta.

“Tickets and additional information are available at Give us a like on Facebook to stay tuned for upcoming announcements.”


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