Music goes on all day at the Back Porch of the Lane's End Barn. In 2015 we introduced a songwriters stage under the big tent to fill in the time between bands on the Back Porch.
Over 30 local and regional groups share their talents over the two days. And the Lion's Club is set up to serve you food.
There is no admission charge to enjoy the music at the Back Porch.
Making Music on Lot 10
As you go down Lover's Lane toward the Back Porch area you'll pass our Making Music area where we feature local instrument builders. This is also where the workshops offered during the festival are held. You can get introduced to an instrument, or hone your skills with our instructors.
Why Lot 10? On the 19th century town plat, this was lot # 10.
Music all over the place
The Back Porch and Making Music are not the only places in town to hear some tunes. The Wagon Stage will be set up down in Duck Creek Village under a tent. And the Grist Mill porch is frequently the site of a jam. Some musicians set up in front of shops to busk. A few of the town restaurants schedule a slate of live performances.
Just wander around the town and see what you can find.
Metamora Music Festival: Sat & Sun of Labor Day Weekend
The Metamora Music Festival began in 1998 as a gathering of friends along the Whitewater Canal over the Labor Day Weekend. Over the years it grew and expanded and in 2007 the Back Porch was constructed and put into service. Two days of performances, workshops and demonstrations with no admission charge.
The Making Music area along the canal features instrument builders, jamming areas, and workshop spaces.