The 4th annual street art festival, with food, local performers and artisans, and arts activities for all ages, closes out the summer with the help of Porter Union and their nostalgic country sound.
The festival begins at 5pm with arts activities, food trucks and local vendors, a craft fair, and live performances from local artists. Check back often for updates on who will be appearing this year!
Porter Union, led by husband and wife, Cole Michael Porter and Kendra Porter, is the result of the two old souls spending the better part of the last decade traveling the country together to play their music everywhere from the dive bars and honky tonks to festivals and theaters. When you hear the story of Cole and Kendra meeting in a hometown bar, falling in love while writing and playing together, it sounds like fairy tale built by corporate music row. Luckily, that’s where the comparison stops — you won’t find overproduced, cliche filled songs here. Their honest approach to songwriting combines raw emotional themes with a traditional country sound to bring the listener into the story. It’s no surprise they’ve shared a stage with a variety of notable artists including many of their own heroes.
With a vision to create a relatable album with a touch of nostalgia, the couple teamed up with producer Joshua Thompson in January 2017. Thompson, who is also the bassist for Cody Jinks, gained notoriety as a producer after taking the lead producer role on Jinks’ latest record “I’m not the Devil.” The self-titled album was released last year and you’ll find Porter Union out on the road with tour dates from coast to coast.