PHOTO: Front Porch Fest 11 | Spirithaven Farm | Stuart VA | Photo © Roger Gupta Front Porch Fest, produced by One Family Productions and presented by Patrick County, Virginia is pleased to announce an exciting slate of local, regional, and national acts to perform at the 12th annual event this Labor Day weekend, September 3 – 6, 2020. Held on the front porch to the Blue Ridge mountains, this yearly event weaves together a love of music and community. Front Porch Fest 12 is set to be a dynamic year as the organizers work to offer a wide range of talented performing artists, children’s activities, and vendors, creating fun for the entire family while raising money and awareness for local community organizations and charities. Front Porch Fest 11 | Spirithaven Farm | Stuart VA | Photo © Roger Gupta FRONT PORCH FEST announces 2020 initial band line up including Toubab Krewe, The Nth Power, The Wooks and more! Tier 1 general admission 4-day tickets and VIP tickets are available, as well as car camping and RV passes. The festival is a family-friendly event and children 12 and under are free – they can groove to the tunes while creating arts and crafts and other fun activities in the Children’s Area. In addition, the festival features plenty of food and merchandise vendors to ensure an enjoyable weekend. For additional information, to see the lineup, and to purchase tickets for this unforgettable weekend, search for Front Porch Fest on social media or visit the website at www.frontporchfest.com. FPF is produced by One Family Productions, a non-profit organization with the mission of promoting and supporting community enrichment and growth. We create impactful partnerships and events that are accessible, innovative and engaging. Proceeds from this event are donated to local charities such as the Patrick County Community Food Bank and Caring Hearts Free Clinic of Patrick County and others. Front Porch Fest is a volunteer-run organization and is always looking for energetic and motivated volunteers to join the family. Volunteer opportunities are currently available in a wide variety of departments. Anyone interested in working in trade for their ticket is encouraged to apply as a volunteer by visiting the website! The 2020 lineup features a diverse range of acts, spanning genres such as bluegrass, folk, soul, americana, gospel, blues, funk, and more. The instrumental powerhouse TOUBAB KREWE swirls together rock, African traditions, jam sensibilities, and international folk. Proving that soul music can be exponentially greater than the sum of its parts, The Nth Power is on a mission to share the light. Local fan-favorite Big Daddy Love returns to the porch again this year and is no gentle string quartet; their music has been described as “a blend of rock, bluegrass, southern soul, and psychedelic jams.” The Wooks translate the sights and sounds of the people, hills, bars, roads, and creeks around them into songs and shows that captivate. The Judy Chops have been carving out their niche in the Virginia music scene by delivering heartfelt, passionate live shows with charm and grace while utilizing their amazing vocals, lush arrangements, and sonic bravado to fuse elements of blues, rock, swing, soul, and classic country. Space Koi a three-piece reggae/rock band blending a variety of music genres that will entertain crowds of many musical tastes by combining modern reggae rock with blues and funk and performing both originals and fan-favorite covers. Staying true to their jazz roots, Hambone Relay’s live shows are a mixture of danceable grooves, psychedelic overtones, and improvisational jams. Borrowed Earth presents original material that strives to put the listener in a state of contemplation and joy as they share their mission of bringing a message of peace, love, and light through the positive energy and universal language of music. You won’t be able to miss Fluidity Performance at Front Porch Fest 2020 engaging in workshops and enhancing the atmosphere around stages throughout the weekend. Their high energy LED, silk veil fans, and masterful manipulation of day props such as hula hoops will leave you wanting more. Marvelous Funkshun features soaring guitar and pedal steel over a heavy groove. The Freeway Jubilee provides a refreshing, explosive blend of gospel-tinged southern rock and hard-driving soulful grooves met with a flare of psychedelic mountain music. Local blues boogie band SLICK JR. & The REACTORS are joined alongside returning artists such as GOTE, a versatile group with an eclectic blend of originals and cover material, they play a different show every time they hit the stage. In addition, fans will enjoy ‘new to the porch’ acts like Music Road Co Moving who fluidly moves from funk to reggae, rock to afrobeat; their sound bounces from blues and soul to island dance and back again, bound together by one common ideal: music should feel good and spread positive vibes. Visit their website at http://frontporchfest.com/
The Canaries’ relegation from the Barclays Premier League was finally confirmed by a 2-0 home defeat to Arsenal on Sunday. Interim boss Neil Adams, who the board say is a candidate for the permanent vacancy at Carrow Road after doing “an admirable job in difficult circumstances”, replaced Chris Hughton last month but could not turn things around. A statement published on canaries.co.uk read: ” Everyone at Norwich City shares our fans’ deep disappointment that we have been unable to secure Premier League status for a fourth consecutive season, despite the best efforts of players and staff at Carrow Road and Colney. “We’d like to thank our fantastic supporters for their unswerving and passionate backing home and away in what has been a very challenging season for everyone connected with Norwich City. As always, the ‘Yellow Army’ has been a credit to their Football Club and to the county of Norfolk. “The Board fully accepts that mistakes have been made which have contributed to our relegation. “It is always our stated strategy to improve the squad in every transfer window. We backed the manager with the funds to sign a number of players this season with every intention of improving the squad, but unfortunately that improvement did not materialise.” Before the start of the season Hughton embarked on a busy summer of transfer activity, bringing in the likes of Gary Hooper, Leroy Fer, Martin Olsson and Nathan Redmond. But it was the failure of big-money signing Ricky van Wolfswinkel to settle – scoring just one league goal all season – which stood out most glaringly. The statement continued: “Work is already under way to learn from the experiences of this season and to prepare for a busy summer as we focus all of our energies and resources on competing in the Sky Bet Championship next season. “The next step is to confirm who will be our manager next season and this process is under way now. “Neil Adams, who has done an admirable job in difficult circumstances, is one of a number of candidates the Board is talking to. “The Board will confirm who our manager will be in the 2014-15 season in a statement to supporters within a week.” Former Cardiff and Watford manager Malky Mackay has been linked to the Norfolk club while another ex-Hornets boss, Gianfranco Zola, remains available for work in England following his December resignation at Vicarage Road. Norwich will announce the identity of their next permanent manager within a week. Press Association
Meanwhile in club action, Clonakenny-Moneygall take on Clonmel Commercials this evening in the County Minor (A) Football Championship.Dr. Morris Park is the venue with throw-in at 7.30 with extra time to be played if necessary. Former Tipp star Declan Browne is likely to be appointed as the county’s Under 21 football manager this evening.The County Board is due to meet in Thurles later to finalise the football management teams for the coming year.The two-time All Star looks set to take over from Tommy Toomey who has left to join the Laois management team with Peter Creedon.