RIAMS Porch Fest 2017

April 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Rhode Island Avenue Main Street NE

PorchFest 2017!
April 15 | 2-6pm | FREE

Local porches and stoops are transformed into stages for an afternoon of music, dance, and poetry that brings together neighbors, business owners, and artists in a casual and fun display of creative expression!

Through the years, Rhode Island Avenue NE has been home to a variety of live music venues, including what was once Mr. Y’s Jazz Club at 16th & Rhode Island Ave NE. Porch Fest continues that tradition as local porches and stoops are transformed into stages for an afternoon of FREE PERFORMANCE.

Maps will be available at each Porch location during Porch Fest or you can download a map from the website: riamainstreet.org/2017/02/15/porch-fest-2017
*Please note, schedule is subject to change. The most up to date schedule will be available April 15.

Rhode Island Row | 2350 Washington Place NE [in front of Carolina Kitchen]
2pm | The PanTones
3pm | Higher Numbers
4pm | Delta Creeps
5pm | rex

RIA | 1301 Rhode Island Ave NE [parking lot]
2pm | *UPDATE – DJ M Dot [djmdotmusic.com] w/ Hula Hooping by Jessica Thomas
3pm | Foggy Bottom Whomp-Stompers
4pm | The Anti-Social Collective
5pm | The Dolly Rockers

The Public Option | 1601 Rhode Island Ave NE
2pm | The Perfectionists
3pm | Big In Japan
4pm | French Admirals
5pm | Michele McTierney & The Whiskeys

1819 Hamlin Street NE
2pm | Woody Talley [woodytalley.com]
3pm | DMV Poetry ft. Tanya Paperny, Sarah Lawson + friends
4pm | *UPDATE – NKO will NOT be performing
5pm | Carpe DC

1923 Rhode Island Ave NE
2pm | Cosmic Romp
3pm | Cosmic Simon
4pm | JZL
5pm | JDVBBS

Zeke’s Coffee of DC | 2300 Rhode Island Ave NE
2pm | Bellwether Bayou
3pm | Sweater Weather
4pm | Eli Lev Music
5pm | Leftist

2431 Monroe Street NE
2pm | Kyle Baker [kylehbaker.bandcamp.com]
3pm | Hot 7 Band
4pm | Talya Tavor
5pm | Sara Ghebremichael Music

2503 Brentwood Road NE
2pm | Go To 11
3pm | The Fretnauts
4pm | Friends
5pm | Vinny DeVille

1. 2350 Washington Place NE [across from the Rhode Island Ave Metro entrance]
2. 1819 Hamlin Street NE
3. Zeke’s Coffee | 2300 Rhode Island Ave NE

Rock Creek Food Company @ The Public Option [1601 Rhode Island Ave NE]
Halal Kitchen @ 1301 Rhode Island Ave NE

Public bathrooms will be available @ 1301 Rhode Island Ave NE and at the corner of 22nd + Jackson Streets NE. (Look for the gotugo portable restrooms)

There’s plenty of great shopping and art on RIAMS all year round – make sure to stop into local businesses along the way!

For a drink + a bite, stop into Avenue bars/restaurants/stores including The Public Option, Zeke’s Coffee of DC, Nido, Good Food Markets, Rita’sRhodeIslandAve

*The Woodridge Library will feature a Porch Fest-themed display! Check out some of their books, media and information about how to freely access databases like Freegal Music​ and Contemporary World Music (Alexander Street)​, and more.

NO ALCOHOL – unless permitted by law
*No open containers allowed! Drinking in designated areas only!

This is a RAIN or SHINE event that includes performances on porches (business and residential) that are suitable for the entire family.

Thank you to our sponsors!
DC Department of Small and Local Business Development
Cultural Tourism DC
Zipcar [ Zipcar DC ]
Zeke’s Coffee of DC
The Menkiti Group Real Estate Team
The Public Option

Interested in becoming a RIAMS Porch Fest or Annual sponsor? Contact us to get started today! riamainstreet.org/contact-us