ABOUT THE FRONT PORCH
Established in Washington, DC in 2004, The Front Porch is a multi-genre performance arts community event that centers around Spoken Word, acoustic soul, and Hip Hop music. The small intimate event has been a staple specifically in Black LGBTQ and progressive performance spaces and celebrated for being an inclusive event where all are welcome. The Front Porch doesn’t really have a target demographic, beyond people who appreciate creative expression for all kinds of people by all kinds of people: black and non-black, gay and straight and in between, from various class and geographic experiences, coming to celebrate work rooted in truth, vulnerability, and integrity of featured artists.
The Ugly Sweater Front Porch: Mary Christmas Edition aims to offer a fun-filled way to bring many of us together over the holiday season understanding that while some of us have loving families we go home to, others do not. Understanding this, we continue to build community and culture in Greater Cincinnati through soulful music, poetry, Hip-Hop, and storytelling in truth through the theme of "Chosen Family".The show will feature resident DJ Kaotic (Cincinnati), and will be hosted by Tim’m West, while features will consist of Spirit McIntyre (New Orleans), and Camil Williams (Atlanta). The Front Porch has consistently been committed to being a space where Black LGBTQ people and our straight and non-Black allies and friends can come together under one roof to enjoy high-quality, independent artists who are all too often marginalized in mainstream radio. As was said by one faithful audience member who’d travel to different cities to attend The Front Porch, It’s a $100 dollar quality concert for $15. I didn’t know who some of these artists were and now they are among my favorite.”
The Ugly Sweater Edition Front Porch will be held at Socialtique in Northside at 4027 Hamilton Ave. Our theme is Mary Christmas, which will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Mary J. Blige’s My Life album, and the inspiration drawn across her body of work.
Dress Code: The most absolute Ugliest Christmas Sweater you can find or make. LOL
RSVP HERE Advance Tickets are $15. Tickets are $20 at the door.