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Ol' Front Porch Music Festival 2018
The show must go on
October 10, 2018
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The music began Friday with acts playing in downtown Oriental, at the New Village Brewery, and at the Red Rooster behind the Silos restaurant. On Saturday, Oriental hosted twenty performances throughout town, ending with headliners Chatham County Line. Sunday morning services were performed on the riverfront stage across from Lou Mac park.

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Local band Brant Island Strings on the Riverfront Stage Friday.
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Heather, an Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival volunteer, gets ready to introduce the next act.
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Chris Daniels does a roving sound check.
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The Hall Sisters on the Red Rooster stage Friday night. The group began their set playing their own instruments and transitioned to familiar tunes like “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”.
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The band Tellico.
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Melissa Plett, a Canadian singer song-writer, played outside the Provision Co Saturday morning.
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Vendors line South Ave, ready for the crowds.
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Local band Moore’s Creek Bluegrass played a Neuse St. porch on Saturday.
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New for the gospel band this year: a percussionist. The drum kit was too big for the porch, but fit nicely on the lawn.
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The Gospel Ensemble on a Freemason St porch.
Listen to the Gospel Ensemble perform at the 2018 OFPMF:


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One of the best ways to see the show: on a bike, in a basket, or both.

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Posted Wednesday October 10, 2018 by Allison DeWeese


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