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Porch Fire Halloween show at The Varsity on Oct. 27

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Date(s) - 10/27/2017
7:30 pm

The Varsity Center


Porch Fire Halloween show at The Varsity on Oct. 27


Americana jam fusion band Porch Fire will be in concert at The Varsity in Carbondale on Oct. 27. Grateful Dead cover band ‘Til the Morning Comes will open the show.


CARBONDALE – Porch Fire brings its second Halloween show to The Varsity Center on Friday, Oct. 27. Special guests ‘Til the Morning Comes will get the show started.

Tales from the Porch will feature a set list full of creepy covers and spooky surprises. Costumes are encouraged.

Porch Fire is an Americana jam fusion band based out of Carbondale. The band combines different styles of music to create their unique sound, including bluegrass, reggae, rock, blues, jazz, Americana and psychedelia. Members of the band are Blake Bledsoe, Liz Hartman, Troy Hutchens, Levi Jones, Cecily Rhodes, and Dakota Yeck-Petty.

‘Til the Morning Comes takes its name from an early Grateful Dead song. Two years ago, guitarist/vocalist Robbie Stokes, formerly of 4 on the Floor and St. Stephen’s Blues and currently in the classic rock band The Venturis, purchased a semi-vintage Fender Twin Reverb guitar amp from fellow Carbondale musician and guitar/amp guru Bill Carter.

Robbie brought the amp and a G&L guitar to Rustle Hill Winery to sit in with the band Moving Mary. Grateful Dead covers ensued, and out of that jam session ‘Til the Morning Comes’ was born. In addition to Robbie, band members are Tom Hensold on drums, Dan Comer on drums and vocals, Shane Koch on guitar and vocals, Roger Fliege on keyboards and vocals, and Nate Blew on bass.

Tales from the Porch begins at 7:30 on Friday, Oct. 27. Doors and bar open at 6:45. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance online only at They also will be available at the door that night, but seating is limited to 150.

The Varsity is downtown Carbondale at 418 S. Illinois Ave. For more information, go to