The eighth annual Oswego Porchfest, running noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17, celebrates musical talent from around the greater Port City area –- including many SUNY Oswego faculty, staff and students.

The festival unfolds across the city’s historic westside neighborhoods north of Route 104/Bridge Street, concentrated around such areas as Franklin (West) Park and Montcalm Park, but also extending further north and east.

Many university employees host performers on their porches as well, while computer science faculty member James Early offers free recordings for performers, with the support of students in the Music Department. 

Members of the campus community performing (solo or in bands) include:


  • Shashi Kanbur, 84 West Seneca St.
  • Tim Nekritz, 39 West Fourth St.

1 p.m.:

  • Ranjit Dighe, 80 West Fifth St.
  • Bill DeMott, 96 West Seventh St.

2 p.m.:

  • Rose and the Amateurs, 96 West Seventh St.
  • Stop Thinking, 71 West Fifth St.

3 p.m.:

  • BASIC, 118 West Schuyler St.
  • Emily Blake, 91 West Van Buren St.
  • The Fire Within, 91 West Schuyler St.

4 p.m.:

  • The Condescenders, 39 West Fourth St.

5 p.m.:

  • The Dust Creatures, 50 West Fifth St.

In addition, many SUNY Oswego alumni and some emeriti faculty will perfom.

For more information on the festival, visit the Porchfest website