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.