Dallas Heritage Village presents Front Porch Showdown
Dallas Heritage Village and the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation will present the Front Porch Showdown. Ten bluegrass bands will perform on the front porch of the historic Millermore home from 4 pm until 6:30 pm, competing for cash prizes. Each audience member with a paid admission will receive a ballot at the entrance to vote for their favorite band.
Following the contest, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band takes the porch from 7:15-8:30 pm, presenting an evening of classic Beatles music with an acoustic/bluegrass bent. Food trucks will be on site, and picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs are welcome. Children are invited to participate in a craft activity of making musical instruments to play along with the bands.
The performing bands are Philip Ferguson & Texas True; Bluestem; Trinity River Mountain Boys; Nickelville Road; The Sowell Family Pickers; Bobby Giles and Music Mountain; Blue Valley Tradition; In Achordance; and the Lonesome Ridge Bluegrass Band. 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.