Traditional Bluegrass Porch Jam

Some on New Jersey’s best blue grass artists will be jamming on this front porch in the Historic Village. Be sure to stop by and enjoy some of their awesome pickin’ in this bucolic setting at the waterfront.

Among those who will join us on Saturday (schedule to date) are:

  • Alan Rigoletto (of the John Holmok Quintet, Awjita, Starship Barlip, Paddy and the Pale Boys)
  • Joe Biglin of Jungle Jazz Initiative

On Sunday, you’ll hear from:

  • Pete Lister (of the Hawk Owls);
  • Jeff DeSmedt (Big Jeff ) with his two daughters Molly and Hanna;
  • Evan Lane (of the A.L.L. trio with Pete and front man of a Pink Floyd cover band with Mary of Byrdgrass);
  • Alan Rigoletto;
  • Hot of the Grill and the Leftovers (Mark Hettrich, John Bernstein, Ron Kushman and Vicky Kushman)
  • The Quimby Mountain Boy’s bluegrass project –  Cannons in the Cornfield – with Bob Noble, Harry Noble, Matt Schmidt, Jesse Bardwell, and Joe Cirotti of Only Living Boy

Special thanks to Bryan McElroy for heading up Front Porch Blue Grass Jams. Musicians who are interested in play in the Bluegrass Porch Jam should email Bryan. Photo courtesy of

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Sunday - September 18th 11am-6pm

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