Saturday September 14th, 2019 12:00 – 5:00           

Samedi le 14 Septembre 12:00 – 17:00

Hudson’s third annual Porchfest returns on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 (rain date Sunday the 15th).

Here’s the complete schedule (and links to Facebook events for specific porches so you can easily follow and share the information for your favourite bands):

Porch #1 (69 McNaughten):
Noon – Libby Hortop (Folk)
1 p.m. – Tony Crissinger (Classic rock)
2 p.m. – Ian Gray (Folk roots)
3 p.m. – Cyriel (Ukulele Blues) – https://www.cyriel-artist.com/
4 p.m. – The Wickermen (60s/70s folk-rock-blues and originals)
5 p.m. – Gallagher Ford Thompson (folk-rock)

Porch #2 (83 McNaughten):
11 a.m. – Playground Swingers (Children’s music)
Noon – The S-T d’Chris Band (Space Roots)
1 p.m. – The Biggest Lebofsky (Jazz/Pop)
2 p.m. – Five Star Night (Folk Broadway) – http://timwalshmusic.com/
3 p.m. – Morgan Weinmeister (Folk/alternative/rock/pop) – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCReeGn9xxANM-4nkrUD6kow?view_as=subscriber
4 p.m. – Béa Tucker (Original and classic roots/folk/rock) – https://soundcloud.com/tullycaster/sets/life-in-between
5 p.m. – SAT (Roots)
6 p.m. – Garry & Tim (Roots acoustic)

Porch #3 (93 McNaughten):
Noon – Farhan (Folk) – https://m.soundcloud.com/ritmofinal
1 p.m. – Martin Lacelle (French/English acoustic pop from 50s to today)
2 p.m. – Jeff Waters (Acoustic)
3 p.m. – Normand Fullum (Soft folk)
4 p.m. – Laura Newman (Folk-acoustic) – https://lauranewman.bandcamp.com/
5 p.m. – Will McGowan (60s/70s electric guitar folk-rock) – https://www.facebook.com/LaGrangeGuitarWorkshop/

Porch # 4 (416 Lakeview):
Noon Highway 34 (acoustic rock): https://www.facebook.com/Highway-34-200812997093533/
1:00 PM The BB, Rob & Tara Trio (acoustic light rock): https://www.facebook.com/tara.verse.528
2:00 PM Karl Wolfgang Hirtle (acoustic rock/alternative)
3:00 PM John McCabe & Peter Goulet (bluegrass roots)
4:00 PM Ryan Carey (blues, folk, country, rock)
5:00 PM Sage and Briana (Melodic, mellow folk-rock)

Porch # 5 (110 Melrose):
Noon Gilles Bernard Trio (acoustic originals in French and English) http://facebook.com/gillesandhalina
1:00 PM She+He (forgotten faves from the 90s)
2:00 PM Knocking Sparks (acoustic rock)
3:00 PM The Breeze (melodic, mellow folk-rock) https://www.facebook.com/thebreezehudson/
4:00 PM Lisa Mahabir & Tony Cuco Acoustic Duo (acoustic cover songs 1970 – 2019) https://youtu.be/grUZk-e9lPs
5:00 PM Jeff And Co (blues jazzy) https://www.facebook.com/Jeff-And-Co-326432034979109/

Porch # 6 (107 Cedar):
11:00 AM Old Soul (classic rock)
Noon Better Days (blues) https://www.reverbnation.com/betterdays12
1:00 PM Work In Progress (rock)
2:00 PM ScottnFriends (country music)
3:00 PM Electric Dragonfly (retro-rock/70’s mainly & pop-folk) https://www.facebook.com/Electric-Dragonfly-591106494718249
4:00 PM John Speed Band (singer song-writer) http://www.johnspeedmusic.com/
5:00 PM Borderline Blues Band (blues/ rock)

Porch # 7 (453 Main Rd.):
11:00 The Better Half (all kinds) https://betterhalfacoustic.wixsite.com/website
Noon TBD
1:00 PM Zach Oskrdal (rock) https://www.instagram.com/zachoskrdal/
2:00 PM David Wilkenfeld (acoustic) https://www.facebook.com/wilkie2015/
3:00 PM Mario Labbé (folk rock compos) https://www.facebook.com/mario.labbe.1/videos/vb.1011367445/10208677031775810/?type=2&video_source=user_video_tab
4:00 PM December Rose (adult contemporary/pop)
5:00 PM The Co-Conspirators (folk)

Porch #8 (86 Cedar):
Noon Larry Cool (folk)
1:00 PM Juliana Del Rio & Frank Mamone (acoustic rock) https://www.facebook.com/juliana.delrio.33
2:00 PM Balance (feel good music)
3:00 PM Brian Campbell (singer songwriter folk; originals and covers) http://briancampbell.ca/music
4:00 PM In Tyme (folk rock)
5:00 PM Guilbros (country & bluegrass) https://www.facebook.com/The-Guilbros-398341773514216/

Porch #9 (100 Rue Pine):
Noon – Becky Fletcher (Jazz quartet)
1 p.m. – Crosstown Mavericks (Blues/rock/roots)
2 p.m. – Top Of The Hill (Rock, rhythm & blues)
3 p.m.:- Lying Dog (70s, 80s, 90s to today)
4 p.m. – FaceP!ant (Rock)

Porch #10 (Que de Bonnes Choses, 484-D Rue Main):
Noon – Eric and Liam Calder (Folk, pop)
1 p.m. – Garry Davidson (Singer/songwriter)
2 p.m. – Dahlia Marom (Spirit pop)
3 p.m. – Montreal City Voices (Four-part harmony a capella singing 40s, 50s, gospel, jazz)
4 p.m. – Sandy (Folk, blues, classic rock)
5 p.m. – Drunken Pipers (Bagpipes)

Porch #11 (Centre Decor Hudson, 521 Main St.):
Noon – Algorhythm (Progressive rock; https://www.algorhythm-mtl.com)
1 p.m. – Jim Norcross Project (Funky rock)
2 p.m. – SWEATING-BULLETS Band (Blues, country, classic rock; https://youtu.be/5yeSGBk7Q-c)
3 p.m. – Tony Crissinger
4 p.m. Caged (Alternative Rock)
5 p.m. Exit 22 (Tragically Hip Tribute)

Porch #12 (19 Yacht Club Road):
Noon – Rob Brennan (country music)
1 – 5 p.m. – Open jam with Rob Brennan

Porch # 13 (Château du Lac | 460 Rue Main):
Noon – Jeff & Co.  (French and English blues/rock)
1 p.m. – Alexa & Stewart (Roots)
2 p.m. – Lisa Mahabir & Tony Cuco Acoustic Duo (Acoustic cover songs 1970 – 2019)
3 p.m. – Ken Duff (acoustic rock)
4 p.m. – Sweating Bullets (Blues, Blues-Rock, Country-Blues, Country Rock, Classic Rock)
5 p.m. – Zach Oskrdal (rock)

Porch #14 (Restaurant Sauve 399 Main Rd.)
2 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Peter Scott and David Mcintyre (Country and Pop)

Porchfests are annual music events held across the United States and in Canada on front porches or in the backyards of local residents.Started in Ithaca, New York in 2007, porchfest events bring local musicians and neighborhoods together to celebrate and create a sense of community.

Bands, singers, and instrumentalists participate in the festival for no other reason than to showcase their talents and engage the community. Music is diverse and can range from country to pop, classical, reggae, blues, rock, jazz, Latino, R&B, folk and many others. Musicians voluntarily take to the “stage” on porches at their designated times and perform for the public. Signs with artists’ names and performance times are usually posted in front of porches and online.

Les balconfêtes sont des événements musicaux annuels qui sont tenus à travers le Canada et les États-Unis, sur les balcons ou dans les cours des résidents. Originaires d’Ithica, dans l’état de New-York en 2007, ces activités réunissent les musiciens et les voisins, pour célébrer et créer un sentiment d’appartenance à la communauté.

Les groupes musicaux, les chanteurs et les instrumentistes participent au festival tout simplement pour mettre en valeur leurs talents et s’impliquer dans la communauté. Les genres musicaux sont diversifiés, partant du country, pop, classique, reggae, blues, rock, jazz, latin, R&B, folklore et plus encore. Les musiciens se mettent en scène sur les balcons à une heure désignée et performant pour le public.

Balconfête Hudson Porchfest was founded in September 2017 and is organized by local musicians in connection with the Hudson Bluegrass Society.

Porchfest in the news:

From 2017:

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