Funk

Afro-D All StarZ -- as well as various other groups associated with First Church Somerville

89 College Ave., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Michael Molla
Saturday, May 16 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Funk Shui

123 Orchard Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Dylan Sherry
Saturday, May 16 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Groovy originals and assorted funk, and (hopefully) some shredding keytar.

Come early enough and Adrian might give you a hug

Billy Wine (w/ guest DJs)

17 Porter St , Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Michael John
Saturday, May 16 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tight grooves to move your body, noisy melodies to melt your mind.

Guest DJs will be spinning tunes to keep the booties moving in between the live sets so the music doesn't stop!

Kemp Harris

165 Albion St., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Scotty Vercoe
Saturday, May 16 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Kemp Harris and his band pay homage to the best R&B, Motown and Soul as well as Jazz and Rock. Featuring Kemp on vocals, Scotty Vercoe - keys, Brian Verrochi - bass, Jim Lucchese - drums. May 16, 2-4pm

The Deep

130 College Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Eric Ahern
Saturday, May 16 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

An exploration of groove.

Opposite People

19R Prospect Hill Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Josh Rosenstock
Saturday, May 16 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Opposite People is an afrobeat/funk/world music dance band from Boston. We specialize in performing at outdoor, community events around the Boston area, including numerous appearances at the Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade, Wake Up the Earth Festival, Hyde Park Traffic Jam, Somerville Porchfest, Roslindale Farmer’s Market, Egleston Square and East Somerville Main Streets, and many more.

Detuned

45 Puritan Rd, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Richard Gordon
Saturday, May 16 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Detuned 5 piece band featuring members of Boston Music Award and Phoenix Reader Poll winners Rippopotamus. Playing primarily original songs with a funky rock feel, Detuned covers a fair amount of musical territory from goofy to spacey to jazzy to rockin'. Called "ultra-funky" and "infectious" by Metronome Magazine the band is excited to participate in their first Porchfest.

Afro-D All Starz -- as well as various other groups associated with First Church Somerville

89 College Ave., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Michael Molla
Saturday, May 16 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

First Church Somerville is a curious, fun-loving, warm, open. Progressive, justice-doing, questioning. Young and young at heart. Boundary-busting community. Just as God made us, and as we are becoming.

Souldelica

, (see map on right)
Band Contact: Bren Scott
Saturday, May 16 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

WE UNFORTUNATELY HAVE TO CANCEL TODAY's PORCH FEST PERFORMANCE! - Please enjoy the rest of the music and bands the city has to offer!!

The Gravel Project

49 Temple Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Andrew Gravel
Saturday, May 16 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Gravel Project plays a fusion of blues, funk, jazz and rock, and has been creating buzz in Boston and New Hampshire, and gaining momentum along the East Coast. Having played to packed clubs such as The Middle East and Tommy Doyles in Cambridge, Church of Boston in Boston’s Fenway area, O’Leary’s Irish Pub in Brookline, and numerous New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine taverns, bars and ski lodges, The Gravel Project electrifies crowds with inventive original songs, creative interpretations of well known classics, and red hot group improvisation – they know how to get their fans up and onto the dance floor!

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