Sugarcane Jane, led by Anthony Crawford and Savana Lee from Loxley, Alabama will headline Saturday’s concert at Battery Park. [ Thacker Mountain Radio Hour ]
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Springtime mini-festival in Apalachicola Saturday

Porch Fest Apalach has a lagniappe for you! (Cajun French for “a little something extra”) In addition to the October festival, this year Porch Fest is celebrating “Springtime in the Park,” with three great bands, food trucks, and a groovy afternoon in Apalachicola.

This free family-friendly mini-festival will be this Saturday, April 6 from 1 to 7 p.m. at Battery Park on what was the popular main stage for Porch Fest Apalach 2023, the full-scale October event. This Saturday enjoy three fabulous bands in this peaceful setting.

Apalachicola’s Hot Mess will fire things up with a tasty program of zydeco, roots, rock, and blues. Legendary keyboardist JB Babich will join them for an extra helping of boogie-woogie and a funky New Orleans vibe. 

Tallahassee’s Two Foot Level will offer a range of instrumentation at Saturday’s concert at Battery Park. [ Two Foot Level ]

Up next is Tallahassee’s Two Foot Level, whose instrumentation includes the clawhammer banjo, acoustic and electric mandolins, acoustic guitar, upright bass, drums, and vocals. Folks will be treated to a wide range of bluegrass-influenced tunes that also draw on Americana, folk, indie, reggae, and rock genres.

Headlining is Sugarcane Jane, led by Anthony Crawford and Savana Lee, and joined by Lolly Lee, a musical veteran from Birmingham, Alabama, known for singing songs straight from her heart. She has both digital and vinyl albums coming out this spring. Sugarcane Jane hails from Alabama’s Gulf Coast.

Lolly Lee will join Sugarcane Jane Saturday’s concert at Battery Park. [ Lolly Lee ]

Drawing on a rich musical heritage from working with such notables as Neil Young, Steve Winwood, and Dwight Yoakam, their music is rooted in country and rock and anchored by their sweet and soulful harmonies. They have a highly anticipated album, On a Mission, that came out in February.

In addition to the multiple music acts, there will be food trucks and vendors at Battery Park for the day, as well as portable toilets, and a children’s playground. Local restaurants will also be open. 

People are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, bicycles, wagons, picnics, cash (for tipping, donations, food, drink), hats and sunscreen. The Elder Care Community Council (ECCC) is the designated charity for Porch Fest Apalach’s “Springtime in the Park.” Tips, merchandise sales, anything left over after paying expenses will go to help feed Franklin County’s senior citizens.

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David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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