Amon Carter Museum of American Art Presents ‘Party on the Porch’ on September 17

Release date: 
July 20, 2016

FORT WORTH, Texas–Party on the Porch returns to the Amon Carter Museum of American Art for the second year on Saturday, September 17 from 5–10 p.m. The community is invited to attend this free event with art; live, local music; food trucks; and cash bars.

Outside on the plaza, partygoers can listen to three bands—Sarah Jaffe, Thieving Birds and Jake Paleschic—and indulge in Fort Worth’s food-truck fare. Lighting effects on the building, screen-printed T-shirts by Pan Ector, lawn games and a special area reserved for Amon Carter members are back by popular demand. Drinks are available for purchase from Kincaid's Grocery throughout the evening. Guests can be a part of creating a community art project on a chalkboard van and may take home photographs from the event by using the KUVAgram selfie print station.

Fort Worth singer-songwriter Jake Paleschic kicks off the live music at 5:30 p.m. with his Americana and country tunes. Following him is Thieving Birds, a Fort Worth rock, country and blues band. Denton-based, singer-songwriter Sarah Jaffe’s indie, folk and electronic sounds headline the event.

In addition to the food trucks, guests may choose to pre-order picnic dinners from Central Market by calling 817-377-9307; baskets will be picked up at the event at Central Market’s onsite store, which will also sell an assortment of food and beverages.

Gallery and museum store hours have been extended until 9 p.m. Docents will be on hand offering tours of the permanent collection and exhibitions. A fiber-art making activity, inspired by the museum’s Gabriel Dawe installation, begins inside at 5 p.m. and is limited to the first 350 participants.

Free parking is available at the UNT Health Science Center lot and east garage on Clifton Street (immediately north of the museum). For helpful information about Party on the Porch, parking and accessibility, call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org. Visit the museum’s website for a schedule of events, and follow its social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates. Please no pets or outside food or drink.

“Last year’s Party on the Porch was truly a celebration for the city, and we can’t wait to do it again,” says Andrew Walker, director. “Mark your calendars for September 17, and plan on a fun evening at the Amon Carter.”

Party on the Porch is sponsored by Central Market, Meador Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram and Worthington National Bank. The media sponsor is Fort Worth Weekly.

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About Jake Paleschic
This singer-songwriter, whose journey started at the piano and moved to guitar, is making strides on the music scene. In 2015 Paleschic did a six-city U.S. tour opening for Leon Bridges. This year he represented Fort Worth at Austin’s coveted music festival South by Southwest (SXSW) in a showcase organized by the Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau and Hear Fort Worth. Performing with Paleschic are drummer Peter Wierenga and bassist Austin Kroll. Their music is “deeply rooted in American soil,” says Eddie Brown of Fort Worth Weekly. “The band explores newer frontiers of folk, rock and roll, and country.”

About Thieving Birds
Combining rock, country, roots and blues, this Fort Worth band provides strong and sultry lyrics from their vocalist and guitarist Ace Crayton. Lone Star Music says, “Thieving Birds are like a breath of fresh air for your ears and soul. These guys are destined for big things.”

About Sarah Jaffe
Since her 2008 debut, Sarah Jaffe has gone from Southern gothic singer-songwriter to pop chanteuse without losing any of her insight or intimacy. The 28-year-old North Texan has stunned crowds at Austin City Limits and Jimmy Kimmel Live! and collaborated on a track, “Bad Guy,” with multiplatinum rapper Eminem. On Jaffe’s 2014 album Don’t Disconnect, “her assured arrangements are still those of a ferociously intelligent artist who never stops inventing,” says NPR.