Free Advertising Thread for Porchfest Artists, Porch Hosts and Food Purveyors


Many Oakhurst Porchfest porch hosts have already put chalk to sidewalk (or “chalk to wall” as in the case above) or ink to signage to promote their band for this coming Saturday’s event.  Y’all rule.

But we on the Porchfest organizing committee are a 21st century crowd – for better or worse – and so we also respect the sheer power of the interwebs to get the word out.

This is where DM can help out.

So porch hosts, bands, artists and food flingers with associated deals for Saturday’s event: use this thread to promote yourself.  Tell your fellow neighbors where you’ll be and what you’ll be offering, so they can be sure to stop by.

BTW inside tip – If you hadn’t noticed, we have added food offerings to the Porchfest Google Map.  So not only can you plan a route around the neighborhood to hear all your favorite bands and visit friends, but now you can also plan to pick up a crepe, smoked wings or hot pretzels as you roam.  And many of the food proceeds go to support area non-profits and other organizations.  How awesome is that?

Photo courtesy of Oakhurst Porchfest Facebook page

38 thoughts on “Free Advertising Thread for Porchfest Artists, Porch Hosts and Food Purveyors”

  1. Girl Scout troop 10566 will be selling homemade cookies, bottles water and cider from 2-6 at 156 Jefferson Pl. There are bands on the 100 block of Jefferson Pl from 2-6 so you can just come hang out on that block all day long eating cookies. We are also hosting 7th grader Nelson Jones from 4-5. He is a Renfroe student with an amazing voice.

  2. Come start your day at Noon at 326 Adams Street with a delicious, $2 Beachy BBQ sandwich, fresh off the Big Green Egg, served up by my kids and their cousin, aka Cousins’ Beachy BBQ! Wash it down with some Luau Lemonade and a Baja Brownie. While you nosh, enjoy the profound musical stylings of Flock of Eagles(rock/country)!

  3. I have a friend with a brown suede sofa looking for a home. Would make good seating for Porchfest.
    Throw your address out and we’ll see what we can do to get it to you.

  4. We will have burgers and a keg for as long they last at 331 4th Ave. We know we are on the edge, but come check out Tuesday Nights Live from 2-3pm featuring a cello and a mandolin!

  5. I’ll be selling my Decatur famous smoked wings at 409 Mead, across from Matador. Jumbo wings smoked on the Big Green Egg. Plain dry rubbed or tossed in my secret sauce. We’ll also have my sweet onion habanero sauce if you can stand the heat. Bring cash! All proceeds and donations will benefit Friends of DeKalb Animals! Good food, great cause!

      1. There’s about a 40% probability that any wings you eat came off MY Egg. Two other friends helped with the smoking this week to bang out about 200 pounds worth. They did a damn great job though. And it’s my recipe so if you have any complaints it’s all on me. Come on and say hey tomorrow!

          1. 92.22% chance that you’ll consume a J_T wing if you eat five. Is that relatively sure enough?

            Then again it’s been 30 years since I took a statistics class, so maybe that should be factored in as well.

          2. They’re pretty jumbo, so 200 pounds was about 1300 wings. Selling them 6 for 8 bucks. I’d say four orders should do you.

    1. I think I love you
      So what am I so afraid of
      I’m afraid that I’m not sure
      Of a love there is no cure for

      “I think I love you”

      -The Partridge Family

    2. Loved the wings JT. And thanks to the nice man at the Marsh House (?) who invited us to sit on their porch while we enjoyed them.

      1. Glad you enjoyed! We somehow sold all 200 pounds of wings that we smoked! Guess I better up our game for next year.

        1. I have a bunch of amazing friends who helped make it a huge success. We really threw it together with no idea of how to properly plan. Already have big plans to expand and improve for next year! If we can use that same space and also get a few bands playing in that courtyard I think we can make it a real Porchfest highlight.

  6. Sean will be selling his amazing boiled p-nuts at 222 Mead Rd. A percentage of profits (still in negotiation) will go towards the Winnona Park PTA. Get them while they last!
    There’s about a dozen bands playing throughout the day on Mead. It should be hopping!

  7. The Ted Baumann Quartet will be playing from 4-5 at 320 Greenwood Avenue. We’ll be performing some seriously out-there avant-garde jazz-funk with a NOLA overlay. Tunes by John Scofield, Martin Medeski and Wood, Jeff Beck, The Meters, the Neville Brothers, and Jamaican reggae-jazz icon Ernest Ranglin.

    From 3-4t here is a major league southern roots jam at Decatur Mayor Emeritus Elizabeth Wilsons house across the street at 215 Greenwood Ave. Make it a twofer and a short walk across the street!

  8. Van Helton, winner of the coveted “Guitare d’Or” award for the most face-melting performance at last year’s Oakhurst Porchfest, delighted fans by announcing earlier this week that the last stop on their 2016 World Tour will indeed be Porchfest. Van Helton will be gracing the 224 Kings Hwy main stage at 4 pm on 10/8.

    The band will once again be filming the event in 360 degrees for fans to enjoy on YouTube 360 (last year’s video can be found here – and in Google Cardboard Virtual Reality (last year’s experience can be found in this app —


  9. Come by and see me at 312 2nd Ave from 12pm-1pm!

    I will be performing original folk songs and maybe a few surprise covers! I will have CDs and Download Cards available for donation (give what can). Influences include Ryan Adams, David Crosby, The Grateful Dead, Arlo Guthrie, just to name a few.

    If you’d like to hear my solo stuff, please check out I sure look forward to playing for you all!

  10. Come see Whim’s Tiskey, A Whiskey-fueled country rock band, at 1307 Oakview Road (across from F.AVE Academy) from 1-2PM.
    We will be providing beer, wine, prosecco, mixed drinks, and snacks. All Donations collected will be given to PAWS Atlanta No-Kill Shelter.

  11. 4-6 at 208 4th Ave. is the 2nd annual Porchtoberfest Jam Haus
    “Bring your own axe and a song to share”

    All musicians welcome – it’s a community participation stage in a community participation music festival.

    We’ll have at least three guitarists on Americana, folk, blues, rock, country, etc. and we’ll do our best to fake whatever else you walk up with.

    If you have a folding chair you may want to bring it, just in case…

    Hope to hear you Saturday!

  12. Come to N. 4th Ave from 5-6 to rock it with The Dammages! They are gonna rock the dead end! Daisy Troop 16191 will be hosting a bake sale and the neighbors will have a keg. All donations will go to Furkids

  13. Support your local Daisy Troop! Daisy Troop 16191 will be hosting bake sales at these locations. All donations will go to Furkids.
    1017 East Lake Dr. 12-1pm
    522 East Lake Dr. 3-4pm
    114 Lenore St. 5-6pm
    137 N. 4th Ave 5-6pm

  14. Stop by 128 Maxwell St. for some Frito Pie, brownies and cookies! 100% of funds raised will go towards the international non-profit More To Life for scholarships. More To Life courses empower people to bring their best, most authentic selves forward, again and again, in response to the challenges and goals that are specific to their own life path, while finding more connection, fulfillment, and joy in life in the process.

  15. Cambridge Avenue is where it is at! There is going to be lots of great music on our sweet little street all afternoon. No need to go anywhere else.

    We are hosting Ben Wakeman et al. (Imagine James Taylor and Suzanne Vega’s love child summering with Jackson Browne) from 2 to 3 at 250 Cambridge Ave.

    We’ll have some Primo-smoked wings available until we run out. Donations accepted for Care to support Hurricane Matthew relief efforts.

    Hope to see you!

  16. Come spend your afternoon on Maxwell St and stop by 265 Maxwell at 2pm for the Clairemont House Band, hot dogs, beer and other goodies. All donations raised for Furkids no-kill animal shelter.

    Have a great Porchfest!

  17. LOCAL ART!

    Come check out our local artist market on West Benson between McKoy and Oakview! We’ll have face painting and crafts for the little kids, food and the raddest Porchfest merch in the neighborhood including tie dye t-shirts for toddlers, kids, ladies and men AND limited edition portable Porchfest wine glasses! He Sang She Sang will also play 4-5pm. See you there!

  18. GIRL SCOUT troop 12571 will continue its 3rd annual Halloween Costume Sale on 10/8 from 2-6pm at Oakhurst Presbyterian Church in Decatur.

    We are selling gently used costumes for all ages $5 each as well as random costume accessories and yummy baked goods.

    Homemade dog treats and adorable pet bandanas will be available outside the dog park.

    Hope to see you there!

  19. We’re having a party at 121 E Benson! Come see us bring the spirit of the Mississippi Blues to Hard Rock and Roll by way of a drummer and guitarist/vocalist duo playing from 12-1. We’re going to be offering chips and soft drinks at cost, and hot-dogs and beverages for sales that will be donated to a local Down Syndrome Buddy Walk team. Everybody gon be hollerin goat.

  20. The Skylarks love you and want to be your new favorite band. We play original music in the style of the great, jangly bands of the 1980s. We are the tribe of good songs and loud guitars, which will be tempered mariachi-style for Porchfest. We will be playing songs from our forthcoming lp, Bar Talk Symphony, songs from our first CD, Suitcase City and hootenanny favorites. You can check out sloooow plans for world domination at We will be playing at 5:00 at 232 Fayetteville Road, in the back yard.

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