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(VIDEO and PHOTOS) 2017 Porchfest

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(VIDEO and PHOTOS) 2017 Porchfest

Whim's Tiskey, a country-rock cover band, sings Sugarland's "Stuck Like Glue" during Oakhurst Porchfest.
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Photo by Annalise Kaylor

Oakhurst was rocking, jamming, strumming and humming on Saturday, Oct. 14 for the third annual Porchfest.

The free event featured nearly 220 groups and solo performers on the doorsteps of nearly 220 homes in the one square mile of Decatur’s Oakhurst neighborhood.

Photographer Annalise Kaylor and videographer Bill Worley were there to capture the sights and sounds of this year’s event.

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Musicians of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra played Bach and then switched gears to John Coltrane during their set at Oakhurst Porchfest 2017;.

Graham Montegomery, age 2, waves at his mom Jill, the bass player for Decatur Sound Machine during Oakhurst Porchfest.

Ginny Yates, age 7, of Rosewalk, dances during the Decatur Sound Machine set at Oakhurst Porchfest.

Annalise Kaylor

Photo by Annalise Kaylor

Whim’s Tiskey, a country-rock cover band, sings Sugarland’s “Stuck Like Glue” during Oakhurst Porchfest.

Photo by Annalise Kaylor

David Williams, East Point, Ga., calls up several boys from the crowd in downtown Oakhurst to help him perform a number by The Temptations.

David Williams, entertains the crowd in downtown Oakhurst. Williams sings in two different “Rat Pack” groups as Sammy Davis, Jr. throughout Atlanta.

The Owls, a jazz band, have been playing jazz in Atlanta since 1988.

Holly Skarda, Oakhurst, takes a selfie with a friend during The Owls’ set at Oakhurst Porchfest.

Drummer Mitch Sosebee, of The Owls, as part of Oakhurst Porchfest. A jazz band, The Owls have been playing in Atlanta since 1988.

Photo by Annalise Kaylor

Photo by Annalise Kaylor

In addition to music, Oakhurst Porchfest features opportunities for local groups to participate and raise money. Here, a face painting booth raises money for the DeKalb School of the Arts drama ensemble.

The Illiad, a progressive rock bank, improvise a bit during their set at Oakhurst Porchfest.

Myke Johns, a producer at WABE, plays a solo acoustic set under his band name, Meaning of Everything. Meaning of Everything released their first EP back in May of 2017.

Myke Johns, a producer at WABE, plays a solo acoustic set under his band name, Meaning of Everything. Meaning of Everything released their first EP back in May of 2017.

The Pour Downs, whose music draws inspiration from hoedown music, featured instruments including the pedal steel guitar and accordion.

The Pour Downs take their musical inspiration from the old-time hoedown sound.

Americana musician and Inman Park resident Mia Green, autographs her debut album, “Sun and Moon,” for two young Oakhurst Porchfest attendees.

Mia Green, a 17 year-old senior from Inman Park, released her first album, “Sun and Moon” in February of 2017.

Mia Green, a 17 year-old high school senior at the Woodburn Academy, shares her brand of pop-Americana with dozens of Oakhurt Porchfest attendees.

Susan Clark, an alumna of a capella singing group Octave, listens in and offers her support from the crowd during Oakhurst Porchfest.

Octave, a women’s a capella singing group, performs at Oakhurst Porchfest.

In its third year, Oakhurst Porchfest has nearly doubled in size since its first year. In 2017, 220 bands and porches joined in the afternoon of music.

2 year-old Lachlan Galloway and his mom Amanda, Decatur, listen to Octave during Oakhurst Porchfest 2017.

2 year-old Lachlan Galloway and his mom Amanda, Decatur, listen to Octave during Oakhurst Porchfest 2017.

Octave, a women’s a capella singing group, performs at Oakhurst Porchfest. Their repertoire spans many genres, from Ray Charles to Madonna and everything in between.

Michael Bradley, an Americana musician with a bit of a Nick Cave plays on the corner of Maxwell and 3rd Street in the third annual Oakhurst Porchfest.

Photo by Annalise Kaylor

Photo by Annalise Kaylor

Helen Kim, Associate Professor of Violin at Kennesaw State University explains to the Porchfest crowd that the Atlanta Symphony Musicians are now going to move “out of our comfort zone” by playing some John Coltrane.

Members of the Atlanta Symphony play during Oakhurst Porchfest 2017.

Ted Gurch, the Associate Principal Clarinetist for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) plays on his own porch Oakhurst Porchffest 2017. Gurch, who has played with the ASO since 1989 has played in Porchfest all three years it has been in existence.

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