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#OffStagewithPorter&Sayles- Tour 217

#OffStagewithPorter&Sayles- Tour 217

Aug 24 , 2017 | Posted by: #OffStagewithPorter&Sayles | 0 Comments

#PSTour2017

In July, we packed up the trailer and hit the road with our manager Adam, for the first official Porter & Sayles tour with stops throughout the East Coast and Midwest.  After spending the first two years of Porter & Sayles writing, recording and playing local shows, we couldn’t wait to share our music with the rest of the country.

 

First Stop… Bayville, NJ

We started the tour on July 2nd with the Halsey family in Jersey, who hosted an amazing house party.  We got to witness first-hand how our music translates across age ranges and watch our littlest fans, at 4 years old, singing our lyrics!

 

Next stop… Columbus, OH

Regina was beyond excited to finally bring Christian to Ohio to finally meet her family of friends and perform as Porter & Sayles. We were graciously hosted by Cyn & Maria, who transformed their backyard into a huge 4th of July bash, complete with sparklers for the kids, tents, lawn chairs, coolers and enough food to feed an army.

 

Next stop…. The Windy City!

We were welcomed in Chicago by our new friends Brett, Brook and their son Bobby. Christian and Regina spent the day on the back patio working on new songs before heading to their show at the Firewater Saloon, a hip country bar in Edison Park. Since we love to explore local favorites in new places, we took a break during the afternoon to check out a unique coffee/ice cream shop called Christine’s. To our surprise, we learned the owner had recently been a contestant on American Ninja Warrior- her nick name was the “Ice Cream Ninja.” You never know who you might meet when you’re on the road.

 

On to Summerfest

We decided to drive straight to Milwaukee that night to get settled before our big Summerfest debut. Summerfest is one of the world’s largest music festivals with about 900,000 people making their way to Milwaukee over a two-week period. After performing the first few dates as the duo, we were excited to be joined by the rest of our band, Spencer, Bones and Harry! We opened for Brook Eden and Dan & Shay on the Uline Warehouse Stage, and despite a huge down pour in the middle of our set, we had a blast and connected with a lot of new fans.  We even had some fans from Stroudsburg surprise us at the show!

 

Saturday July, 8th….On the road again…

Saturday morning, we packed up (early!) and headed out on a 7 hour drive to Cleveland to the Beachland Ballroom to open for Los Lonely Boys.  With a packed house and the full band again, we received an amazing response. We can’t wait to get back to Ohio in the fall for more shows… O-H…I-O!

 

Home…but still working away….

We made the trek back to PA on Sunday to continue our July tour playing the Barrett Township Concert in the Park, McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub in Bethlehem, The Festhalle and Biergarten in Asbury Park, NJ, Memorytown Music Fest in Mount Pocono, PA. and officially ending our tour on July 25th playing the Aldie Mansion concert series in Doylestown, PA.

 

Thank you to all our amazing fans, new and old for helping make our first tour a success. We played for some great audiences, traveled to new places and loved every minute of it!

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Jul 17 , 2017 | Posted by: #OffStagewithPorter | 0 Comments

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Jun 19 , 2017 | Posted by: OffStageWithSayles | 0 Comments

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