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Porch Fest 2019

  • American Gothic House & Center 300 American Gothic St. Eldon, IA 52554 (map)

We’re celebrating Play Music on the Porch Day early this year! Join us on Saturday, August 24th on the lawn in front of the American Gothic House to enjoy some great BBQ and fantastic live music played on one of the most famous porches in the world!

Everyone is encouraged to bring out lawn chairs, blankets, and anything else you need to enjoy an afternoon outdoors. Some shade and seating will be provided by the center.

Featured acts include:



  • MMLD (More Music-Less Drama) - 12-1pm

  • THOSE GUYS? - 1-3pm - A bluegrass fusion band based out of Ottumwa.

Wild Bill Willie

Wild Bill Willie

  • Wild Bill Willie - 3-3:30pm - A Willie Nelson tribute act.

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BBQ is being served up by Eldon’s own Gothic Town Grillers (menu and prices available at event). They’ll be setting up and serving before the music begins, so feel free to come down early and grab a bite to eat!

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THOSE GUYS? are a bluegrass fusion band based out of Ottumwa. More info can be found at their Facebook page. MMLD features Lily Arney and Shannon Garrels, as well as Tom Shadonix (of THOSE GUYS?).

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Wild Bill Willie is a Willie Nelson tribute act by Eldon-native and Arkansas-based “Wild Bill” Essary. More info can be found at his Facebook page.

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Earlier Event: August 10
House Open
Later Event: September 2
Visitor Center Closed (Labor Day)