Grammy award winning musician, composer, arranger, singer, producer and songwriter

“Jon Carroll is a one man band, a poet, a songwriter, a singer of every kind of song and above all, a musician’s musician…and I can also attest to his being a not-to-be-missed performer.”  

Mary Chapin Carpenter

“[His album "Love Returns" is]…a vibrant reminder of what Carroll does best, whether it's conjuring vintage R&B/soul sounds, or composing evocative ballad(s) which manage to bring to mind both novelist Annie Proulx and John Prine, or coming up with a country ditty as innocently engaging as On the Front Porch.” 
 The Washington Post 

“…he headlines this session with talent and charm to spare.”   
 The Washington Post 

“…the most reliable sideman in Washington, D.C., puts out another [album called 'Live Returns'] just mere months later.” 


We’re excited to bring back the Back Porch Festival for the 10th year! We are continuing with the expanded format premiered last year, featuring dozens of artists performing at ten venues in downtown Northampton over three days.

The evening headlining shows presented at The Academy of Music include:

-Friday, March 15th at 8pm | Back Porch Songwriter night: The Songs Of Willie Nelson

-Saturday March 16th at 8pm | Preservation Hall Jazz Band

-Sunday March 17th at 8pm | Richard Thompson

Full line up of 50+ artists at 10 venues across Northampton TBA


Tickets for individual evening shows go on sale on November 28th and include one of the three evening shows at the Academy of Music, selected at check out. Individual Evening Show ticket holders do not receive a Ramble Pass with their order, but Ramble Passes can be purchased separately

$29.99 - $39.99 ($38.85 - $49.81 after Fees) (Service fees will apply) Tickets Box Office Hours: 3pm - 6pm, Tuesday - Friday To purchase by phone, Call: 413-584-9032 ext.105

Come out to the big tent in Henderson, NV and watch some live podcast tapings all day and then add an amazing show in the evening. Podcast tapings are all day long and the show is from 7-9:15 and an after party. The show includes amazing comedians : Pete Dominick, J-L Cauvin, Ophira Eisenberg and Christian Finnegan. The musical portion includes the great Jon Carroll and Gareth Sever. There's also other acts performing and more surprises. A day of engaging conversations and a night of laughs, music and fun with lots of amazing people.

$25 – $95 USD + BF + Sales tax