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Back Porch Festival 2024

March 15 @ 4:00 pm March 17 @ 9:00 pm EDT

The Back Porch + Signature Sounds Presents
The 10th Annual Back Porch Festival
March 15, 16, & 17, 2024


We’re excited to bring back the Back Porch Festival for the 10th year! We are continuing with the expanded format premiered last year, featuring dozens of artists performing at ten venues in downtown Northampton over three days.

The evening headlining shows presented at The Academy of Music include:
-Friday, March 15th at 8pm | Back Porch Songwriter night: The Songs Of Willie Nelson
-Saturday March 16th at 8pm | Preservation Hall Jazz Band
-Sunday March 17th at 8pm | Richard Thompson

Full line up of 50+ artists at 10 venues across Northampton TBA

The Back Porch Premium Weekend Pass includes preferred reserved seating to all three Academy evening shows, preferred seating to all four afternoon Academy shows, a ramble pass, and a festival poster. Premium Pass holders have access to every performance and venue that is part of the festival throughout the weekend. For preferred seating at afternoon Academy performances, Premium Pass holders must arrive at the venue before doors for priority entry.

Tickets for individual evening shows go on sale on November 28th and include one of the three evening shows at the Academy of Music, selected at check out. Individual Evening Show ticket holders do not receive a Ramble Pass with their order, but Ramble Passes can be purchased separately at

RAMBLE PASS – Available 11/28
The Back Porch Festival Ramble Pass grants access to every show at The Back Porch Festival EXCEPT for the evening shows presented at The Academy of Music. The Back Porch Festival features 50+ artists at 10 venues across Northampton. *Admittance for individual sets are subject to the capacity of each participating venue.

The Back Porch Festival was founded in 2014 as a one day event at the Academy Of Music Theater in Northampton. It has since grown to a multi-venue event featuring the best in American roots music. Past Back Porch festival performers have included Roseanne Cash, Rickie Lee Jones, Marty Stuart, Aoife O’Donovan, Mandolin Orange, Molly Tuttle, Anais Mitchell, Josh Ritter, Deer Tick, Los Lobos, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Del McCoury & David Grisman, Sarah Jarosz, The Dustbowl Revival, Tim O’Brien, Steep Canyon Rangers, Watchhouse and many more.

Every year, the festival includes a live broadcast of the Back Porch radio show from the Parlor Room before a live audience. Back Porch Radio host Jim Olsen has been on the airwaves of WRSI since 1984, serving as the station’s program and music director from 1985-1996. When the station moved to Northampton, MA in 1996 and became 93.9 The River, the Back Porch came with it. The program’s eclectic mix of new and classic country, bluegrass, folk, blues and all forms of American roots music celebrates 30 years next year.


March 15 @ 4:00 pm EDT
March 17 @ 9:00 pm EDT
Event Category:


Signature Sounds Presents

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