Here’s the schedule of performances from the Front Porch Stage’s 2015 Season.

Click on the link in the “Artist” column to read the article and see pictures from the performance.

DateArtistComments
May 2, 2015The Prairie Grove BandFavorites of the Front Porch Stage, Prairie Grove performs country, oldies, and gospel songs.
May 9, 2015Dewayne HodgesLegendary One Man Show, Dewayne performs classic oldies, country, and gospel.
May 16, 2015Southwind*A great country band from around Little Rock in their first appearance on the 'Stage. Rumor has it that they've played private parties in Mount Ida, however, so they are known to some of us. Come get acquainted!
May 22, 2015Good Ol' Gospel FridayDuring Mount Ida's Good Ol' Days, the 'Stage features an all gospel show on Friday.
  • Level Ground will perform on the 'Stage beginning at 6 pm, followed by:
  • Casey Penn
May 23, 2015Mount Ida Good Ol' Days Featuring Mike Mayberry and the Slowhands*Entertainment on the 'Stage during Saturday's Good Ol' Days in Mount Ida. Friend John Talley will perform during the day, and we will feature Mike Mayberry and the Slowhands in their first-ever appearance on the Front Porch Stage.
May 30, 2015The DaVanzo Family Band with Shelley KingThe DaVanzo Family Band was a great hit on the 'Stage last year, and we again welcome this great family band and their brand of bluegrass.
June 6, 2015The Prairie Grove BandWe like to have The Prairie Grove Band back often. Come out and see/hear what they have in store for us this month!
June 13, 2015Mountain Spring*We welcome Mountain Spring, a bluegrass and gospel band. While this is the band's first appearance on the Front Porch Stage, all members have played here as part of other groups. Mountain Spring is Mike Adams, Jerry Robertson, Quinn & Helen Martin (all were in the Ouachita Mountain Boys), and with Danny Williams on mandolin. Jerry and Danny were part of the Ouachita River Ramblers. Should be a good evening!
June 20, 2015Straight UpLast year, Straight Up, a country gospel band, was rained out. We thank them for coming again this year and look forward to their performance.
June 27, 2015The Gable Bradley Band with sepcial guest Klair Ann from Baton RougeThe Gable Bradley Band brought the house down last year, and we're very glad to have them back in Mount Ida, joined by special guest Klair Ann, for a return performance.
July 4, 2015The Prairie Grove Band with a special Independence Day ProgramOur local favorites, The Prairie Grove Band, kick off July with a special Independence Day program.
July 11, 2015The AcousticatzWe have all enjoyed past performances by The Acousticatz and are glad they are returning to the 'Stage. Great bluegrass and original Americana music.
July 18, 2015The Clark Family Trio with Bill NesbittThe Clark Family Trio, with Bill Nesbitt, will return to the Front Porch Stage to perform more of their wide variety of music. Incredible stuff!!! They are members of Arkansas Arts On Tour and have been featured at Silver Dollar City, the Ozark Folk Center, the Eureka Springs Folk Festival, the Eureka Springs Bluegrass Weekend, Our Saturday Musical in Mountain View, the Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour, KASU and KABF radio, and many other notable venues. They draw from a large variety of musical styles, including Bluegrass, Folk, Jazz and Gospel, always infusing their sound with tight three-part family harmonies and fingerstyle and flatpicked acoustic guitar.
July 25, 2015The Salty Dogs*The Salty Dogs, a Little Rock band who play their original country music and who have 3 albums to their credit, appear for the first time on the 'Stage. Come make them welcome!
August 1, 2015Dave Almond and Zane BarhamWe are disappointed that Father and son duo, Dan and Jeff Clanton, were unable to join us this evening.

But, great news for our show this weekend! We will be graced with Dave Almond with Zane Barham. Dave's "Strumm and Holler" show, with Zane backing Dave with some really great slide work on guitar, will be a great show!

Spread the word, share information about this change in the schedule, and, most of all, come hang around with us this Saturday night!

August 8, 2015Casey Penn Band with Rodger King*New to the 'Stage, Casey Penn joins us to perform a mix of originals and favorites that cover a broad spectrum of music – country, bluegrass, old-time and original Americana. With co-writer and ‘Stage guest, Rodger King, she is the 2014 winner of an Arkansas-wide songwriting competition hosted by Infrared Studios. Welcome, Casey!
August 15, 2015Diamond Blues BandThe Diamond Blues Band, formerly known as Community Blue, is an authentic blues band from Delight, AR. We again welcome them to the Front Porch Stage.
August 22, 2015Pfriends O' Mine*Dave Almond, who was originally scheduled to play this evening, has given up his slot and will be replaced by a group of talented local musicians who call themselves "Pfriends O' Mine", playing "Friendly Music for Friends"! Come join us this evening to learn who this mystery band is and enjoy their music!
August 29, 2015HarmonyHarmony is a great Contemporary Gospel band with great sound and visual effects in their performances. We welcome them back to the 'Stage.
September 5, 2015The Prairie Grove BandThey're back!!! It's time for our friends, The Prairie Grove Band, to again grace our stage and to perform their mix of country, bluegrass, gospel, and who-knows-what for you. C'mon out and listen!
September 12, 2015Interstate ThirtyWe're very happy to again have Interstate Thirty back to the Front Porch Stage to perform their mix of "traditional, gospel, and non-traditional bluegrass". Their 2014 performance on the stage was terrific, and we look forward to their return visit.
September 19, 2015Dewayne HodgesMount Ida music lovers never get enough of Dewayne Hodges. Welcome back! We're glad you're here!
September 26, 2015The Possum Picnic and Parade, and featuring Amy Garland Angel* and Mark Currey*Amy Garland Angel has a country radio show in Little Rock and has a huge following. Mark Currey is an outstanding performer and has worked with Amy many times. We are excited to have these two talented musicians perform for our Possum Picnic crowd!
October 3, 2015The Prairie Grove BandWe are always happy to have The Prairie Grove Band on the Front Porch Stage. Thank you all for being the "House Band" of the 'Stage and for your great music!
October 10, 2015Rodger King*We all very much enjoyed the music of Rodger King, who performed on the Front Porch Stage August 8 with the Casey Penn Band, and we are delighted to have him back for a return engagement.
October 17, 2015Lee Mountain Boys*The Lee Mountain Boys Band evolved when their members, formerly with other bands, began to spend time sharing some common-ground music with each other, simply because they all lived in close proximity to each other in or near the small town of Dover, Arkansas. The result is that the diverse blend of individual musical backgrounds came together to form a sound and style that can only be described as “The Lee Mountain Boys”. The one pre-requisite for each song in our performances is that it must be fun to sing and play. We mix gospel, country, americana, traditional, popular, and even little-known songs into our performance if they are good-sounding tunes. We don’t advertise, we don’t solicit gigs, but we will come play for you if you want us to!

How could we not be looking forward to hearing The Lee Mountain Boys on the 'Stage?