Dallas Heritage Village presents Front Porch Showdown
Dallas Heritage Village and the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation will present the second annual Front Porch Showdown. Ten bluegrass bands will perform on the Main Street Stage, competing for cash prizes, with winners chosen by the audience. Each audience member with a paid admission will receive a ballot at the entrance to vote for their favorite band.
The performing bands will include Acoustic Sound Hounds (Scurry), Bluestem (Dallas), Blue Valley Tradition (Rockwall), Bobby Giles & Music Mountain (Fort Worth), Pearl & The Polka Dots (Weatherford), Philip Ferguson & Texas True (Wylie), Pine Island Station (Waller), Runnin’ Ragged (Gunter), Southern Anthem (Goldthwaite), Strings of Faith (Plano).
Each band will have 15 minutes to take the front porch, play a couple of songs, and entertain the crowd before the next band begins. All bands play only acoustic instruments into a microphone.
Picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs are welcome. Children are invited to participate in a craft activity of making musical instruments to play in their own pint-sized jam from 4-6 pm and along with the bands. Gates open at noon and all historic buildings will be open for touring until the showdown begins from 4 -7 p.m.