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CNY Alphorns -
one of the more than 30 Acts that performed at Oswego PorchFest 2016



Oswego PorchFest
"Neighborhoods in Harmony"
Winning Design Announced!

      The Oswego PorchFest Committee has reviewed the 6 design concepts submitted for “Oswego PorchFest 2016" T-Shirt Design and chosen the winner.  We want to thank all the people who submitted designs!

The Oswego PorchFest Committee is pleased to announced that Daryl Hunt submitted the winning design for this year’s theme “Neighborhoods in Harmony” . His design will be featured on this year’s T-shirts which will be available during Oswego PorchFest to help underwrite the costs of this FREE Community Building event.


Daryl Hunt, owner of Hunt Signs since 1982, is a transplanted Oswegonian from Clinton NY.  Daryl commented: “Laker Hockey brought me here, but the people and community made me want to stay.” After meeting and attending SUNY design classes with John Belt, the sign business seemed to be a perfect mix between being creative, and being a productive part of the community while making a living.  “I’m here for the duration.”


Oswego PorchFest will take place on Sunday September 25,  from 1-5PM in the Oswego Historic Westside Neighborhoods of Franklin Square and Montcalm Park.

Oswego PorchFest in a FREE Community Building Event where musicians, dancers, actors, magicians, artists of all kinds donate their time and talent while homeowners host their performances on the front porches and yards of their homes.

For additional information on Oswego PorchFest or to volunteer to perform, host a performance or help out, visit the Oswego PorchFest website at


For additional information on Daryl Hunt or Hunt Signs, contact him via his Facebook page;

Oswego PorchFest 2015        
a brief video review                                  

Oswego PorchFest Presents 30 Bands/2 Theatrical Performances Sunday Sept. 25, 1-5PM All FREE!


Oswego, NY will host its second annual “PorchFest” on Sunday September 25, 2016 from 1-5PM in the Historic Districts of West/Franklin and Montcalm Parks. This is a family-friendly community building event where last year 800+ people enjoyed strolling through the historic neighborhoods and listening to a variety of music in an open-air setting.

30 Bands and 3 Theatrical performances will donate their time and talent for this FREE community building event. The performances will take place on a variety of front porches and yards throughout the area at different scheduled times. A list of the performers and the times and locations is listed below or  you can find it at either “OswegoPorchFest” on FaceBook or the Website; There will also be an app. available for smart phones at and then click on the Oswego PorchFest 2016 Tour.

This year’s lineup is very impressive and features a wide range of musical tastes including Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues, Classic, Country and 2 theatrical presentations.

Oswego PorchFest 2016 Program Schedule of Performances: Name(s), Time(s), Location and Type;



Davis Bros. - 91 W Van Buren / 1–to 4PM

Playing Folk, Americana, originals and covers, with solid strings and vibrant vocal Harmonies. Featuring guest Steve Watson.

Domicolo-Barlow Band - 49 W Seneca

Acoustic classic rock

John McConnell - 71 W 5th / 1 PM

Oswego-based solo musician performing covers and originals, highlighted by John's trademark rhythmic guitar style and his own brand of "Lounge Rock" combining elements of blues, jazz, folk and funk.

FullSail - 70 W 3rd / 1-to 3PM

Acoustic classic rock from 60's to present

Marc Warner / 25 W 5th

Core member of Acoustic Justice playing a fresh mix of originals and classic John Prine and John Hiatt.

Oswego Valley Snowbelters Barbershop Chorus - 53 W Seneca

Singing new as well as classic Barbershop music,

in both four part harmony and in chorus.

Ranjit Dighe - 80 W 5th

Acoustic eclectic - Indie and classic rock, country, folk and pop.

The-a-tre du Jour - Montcalm Park (W 6th & Schuyler)    1 – 3PM

"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged - “A madcap condensation that features nonstop laughs.  Done at a whirlwind pace and with great delight, they are sure to win over even the most skeptical.” —Daily Variety)



Bill DeMott & Friends - 96 W 7th

Acapella singing and musical performances of originals and popular songs from 70's to now. Performances by Bill and his son(s), with some talented family/friends & possible special guest!

Bryan Dickenson - 50 W 4th

Original songs and covers of a general easy listening style, such as John Denver, James Taylor, the Beatles, Dan Fogelberg and Jim Croce.

CNY Alphorn Ensemble -Franklin Park /W 5th & Seneca

Ensemble of six authentic 13' Long Alphorns,

performing traditional Swiss music in full harmony, attired in traditional decorative outfits!

Gary Carpentier - 40 W Cayuga

Acoustic guitar originals and covers ranging from Sam Cooke to Ed Sheeran. Gary made it through to the final audition round on Season 6 of NBC's "The Voice."

Greg Rosplock - 49 W 5th

Acoustic Singer/Songwriter performing songs

with an introspective look at the things we all face every day. Has hosted Oswego Music Hall open mic and  performed for the "On the Porch Radio Hour" variety show.

Michael and Anita Shiel - 104 W 5th

Country, folk and more, on Acoustic guitar.

Natahley Torrese - 73 W 6th

19 year old singer/songwriter and SUNY Oswego Psych major, Natahley is a regular performer on acoustic guitar at Old City Hall's Tuesday open mic.

Orjamic - 33 W 5th / 2:30 to 4:00 pm

Carrying on the tradition of organic jam music!

The-a-tre du Jour  – Montcalm Park (W 6th & Schuyler) continues from 1PM

Davis Bros. - 91 W Van Buren / continues from 1PM

FullSail  - 70 W 3rd / continues from 1PM



8th & Lake -  51 W 5th

Eclectic blend of classic, country and modern covers, from John Denver to the Moody Blues, Neil Young to Led Zeppelin. Dick Drake, vocals and guitar; Denise Knight, keyboard and flute.

Cam Caruso - 80 W 5th

Music from yesterday (Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Billy Joel),today (Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Adele), and tomorrow (James Bay, George Ezra, Jamie Lawson), performed on acoustic guitar.

Canfield Twins - 53 W Seneca

Charismatic mix of commentary, performance and synchronicity to classical works in concerts from two pianists.

DAMDOG - 73 W Schuyler / through 5PM

Acoustic blues, 1930's jazz & original music. Recently inducted to the NY Blues Archive Hall of Fame.

Dan Dillon - 40 W Cayuga

A young, upcoming local artist. From Johnny Cash to Hank Williams, his music is sure to bring back great memories of classic country hits.

Michael Judge/Juliet Forshaw - 119 W 5th

Acoustic duo performing songs that recount classic tales of love and fate, with a twist

Nicholas Cocks & Friends - 65 W 3rd

A theatrical performance.

"On The Porch Radio Hour"  Podcast -  73 W 6th

A YouTube show in the style of a radio variety show., highlighting art, music and theater and other events in  the Central New York area through stories, interviews, theatrical shorts and music.

Steve Pfanenstiel - 51 W Seneca

Acoustic folk and pop

Train Wreck Prophet - 84 W Seneca

Eclectic blues, folk and rock on acoustic guitar and harmonica. Bee Gees to Ray Charles,  J. Geils to Duke Ellington

Davis Bros. - 91 W Van Buren / continues from 1PM

Orjamic - 33 W 5th / continues from 2:30 PM



American English - 104 W Van Buren

classics from the 1960s and 1970s to remixing modern favorites with an element of soul, energy, and fun to any performance.

"Bacchae", a Greek Tragedy - 120 W 5th

(Church of the Resurrection)


Emalee Herrington - 49 W 5th

Young vocalist with a powerhouse voice, covering genres from Etta James to the Captain and Tennille to the Dixie Chicks!

Gina Holsopple & Matthew Wood - 73 W 6th

Playing Americana and Folk, featuring original songs with lyrics that encompass the personal activism.

Mooney & Friends - 25 W 5th 

A gathering of accomplished musicians from the the vibrant Oswego music community exploring blues and traditional jam music.

Native Immigrants - 57 W 4th

Alvaro and Casey, playing Native American Flute and Drum, create a delicate balance of love and grooves, reconnecting listeners with the natural world.

Oswego Opera Theater – 77 W 5th St

Performances by a number of Opera Singers as well as a fund-raiser for The Oswego Opera Theater featuring BBQ Chicken and/or Pulled Pork Sandwiches (food provided by Lighthouse Lanes).

Rich Hart - 50 W 4th

A singer/songwriter from Oswego, Rich is a veteran of the open mic scene, playing original songs on acoustic guitar.

Sophie Woods - 40 W Cayuga

Blues and rock songs, especially from the 60's and 70's (Zeppelin, Stones, SRV, Heart, Joan Jett, ...)  performed on acoustic guitar with plenty of energy

DAMDOG - 73 W Schuyler / continues from 3PM

FullSail - 70 W 3rd / continues from 1PM

5PM -    Jam Session in front of Montcalm Park

              W. 6th and Schuyler Streets

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