Adams Morgan Porch Fest
October 5, 2019, 2:00pm - 6:00pm
The Adams Morgan Porch Fest is a neighborhood tradition, and it’s one we’ve gotten into the swing of at the LINE DC. Join us on the Front Steps on Saturday, October 5 as Jamal Gray & the Uptown Art House takes over from 2PM – 6PM with DJ sets throughout the day, and r&b and soul-tinged performances from Babby, Knyves Escobar, and STEPHN.
This event is free and open to all.
2pm: DJ Set
3:30pm: DJ Set
4:30pm: DJ Set
5pm: Knyves Escobar
530pm: DJ Set
Knyves Escobar started making music at a very young age. “It’s always been a part of me—I have my dad to thank for starting me young, making sure I was playing instruments (cello, guitar, ukulele, bass) and singing from a young age.” She writes and produces her own music as a way to parse through and reflect on painful situations, but has found inspiration in being able to resonate with people who can relate to her own experiences. “I’ve only just started my journey since my first release (Jaded) in November of 2018 and have been so blessed to have had so many dope experiences since. So excited for what’s to come”
DMV artist STEPHN kick-started his music career in 2018, working on his first project “Time Before Us”. Released first as a visual project paired with an EP, he managed to weave together fashion, creative direction, and music to create pure forms of self-expression. His energy did not go unnoticed. After quickly selling out his EP release party, he then performed at AMFest Music Festival, CultureFest, and opened for Kari Faux at Songbyrd Music Cafe. Stephn doesn’t shy away from getting to the root of emotional vulnerability when creating his art. Through this honest approach, he’s able to create a genuine connection with his audience.
Babby is an American singer and songwriter. Raised as a devout Pentecostal, Babby would often be called to lead ceremonial songs at various houses of worship. During this time, Babby took on many aliases in an endeavor to hide his musical ambitions from elders that if known by the clergy would have condemned his efforts. Galvanized by Jazz and Classical giants like Nina simone and Rachmaninov, Babby blends the symphonic worlds of the baroque with themes of love and metaphorical masochism.