PorchFest OBKY is coming up this Saturday, June 11th on Griffith Avenue here in Owensboro.  This year's event will feature multiple acts on twelves different porches and thousands of folks are expected to take in some live music and delicious food from the food trucks and vendors.

I reached out to Tamarra Miller, who, alongside Andy Brasher, is one of the co-creators of the event here in Owensboro. Since she's basically a professional PorchFest planner, I asked her to share her pro tips about how best to experience the festival.  Here's what she suggests!

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TEN THINGS YOU MUST BRING TO OR GET AT PORCHFEST

#1- WALKING SHOES- to cover as much ground as possible.
#2- CHAIRS- to secure the most comfortable and best viewing experience
#3- CASH- to tip the artists and snag some merch
#4- SUNBLOCK- to protect you from that sun (and the forecast calls for a lot of it)
#5- UMBRELLA- because let's face it, it's rained every single year of the event
#6- APPETITE- for the12 different food vendors and food trucks scheduled to attend
#7- PHONE/CAMERA- to take & post as many pictures as possible
#8- PORCHFEST MAP- Tamarra says a real PorchFest Pro will have an event map!
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By the way, there will be a large version of the map featured in the Friday and Saturday edition of the Messenger-Inquirer and onsite at the PorchFest OBKY information tent.  Or, if you'd like to go ahead and print a copy, DOWNLOAD HERE!

#9- PORCHFEST MERCH- This year, all proceeds from official PorchFest OBKY merchandise will benefit the Taylor Widmer Foundation.
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And one more final tip for you.
#10- PARKING-  For PorchFest OBKY parking, all side streets will be open and available for parking.  But you are asked to please be mindful of driveways.  Plus, another option is this- Owensboro High School is hosting a parking fundraiser and, for convenience, you can park at the school.

If you haven't had the chance to check out this year's full lineup, here's the event poster. It's a tremendous collection of local and regional talent.

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Here's the stage-by-stage lineup!

STAGE A:

Porch of Brian and Lauren Greenwell- 509 Griffith Avenue

Sponsor: Greenwell Chisholm

3PM- RPR

5PM- Josh Mitcham

7PM- Clay Shelburn

STAGE B:

Porch of Larry and Cheryl Sansom- 525 Griffith Avenue

Sponsor: J & R Construction

4PM: Brandon McCarty

6PM: John Lathim

8PM: Adam Scott

STAGE C:

Porch of Sean and Anne Marie Higgins. 522 Griffith Avenue

Sponsor: Ruoff Home Mortgage

3PM: Shelby Lore

5PM: Riley Station

7PM: Ariel and the Highwheels

STAGE D:

Porch of Floyd and Elaine Tapp- 531 Griffith Avenue

Sponsor: Dahl & Groezinger

4PM: Joshua Orion

6PM: Madeline Wilkerson

8PM: Dakota Hayden

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STAGE E:

Porch of Lee and Salanda Brown- 702 Griffith Avenue

Sponsor: Don Moore

3PM: Jade Hamilton

5PM: whytheycame

7PM: Colt Graves

STAGE F:

Porch of Brian and Julie Reid- 713 Griffith Avenue

Sponsor: Owensboro Grain

4PM: Skylar Cain

6PM: Latasha Shemwell

8PM: Josh Merritt

STAGE G:

Porch of Jonathan and Lauren Patton- 723 Griffith Avenue

Sponsor: Sun Windows

3PM: Colt Rickard and Jerrett Davis

5PM: Happiness Jones

7PM: Drew Aud & Mike Riggs

9PM: Hot Brown Smackdown

STAGE H:

Porch of Chris and Janet Reid- 819 Griffith Avenue

Sponsor: Carpet One

4PM- Freddie Bourne

6PM: Emma Grace Brown

8PM: TBD

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STAGE I:

Porch of Joseph and Sherea Hampton- 829 Griffith Avenue

Sponsor: eXp Realty

3PM: Rebecca Lee Daniels

5PM: Cynthia Murray & Stephen Horning

7PM: Dustin Taylor on the Rocks

STAGE J:

Porch of William and Krista Thompson- 905 Griffith Avenue

Sponsor: Weedman Western Kentucky/Mosquito Joe/Turf Bot/Evergreen Lawncare

4PM: Haliegh Martin

6PM: Cam Thompson

8PM: Kalico

STAGE K:

Porch of Michael and April Rose- 1029 Griffith Avenue

Sponsor: Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory

3PM: Seth Thomas

5PM: Andrew and Taylor Burden

7PM: Zach Jennings Band

STAGE L:

Porch of Tim and Kara Allen. 1120 Griffith Avenue

Sponsor: Furniture Warehouse

4PM: Scarlett Call

6PM: EmmaLee Chinn

8PM: Tailgate

STAGE M:

Porch of Anwarul and Mary Quader- 1120 Griffith Avenue

Sponsor: Beaver Dam Amphitheatre

3PM: DRK WTR

5PM: Nick Cheek & The Golden Hour

7PM: Yellow Banks

 

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