COMMON FENCE MUSIC will welcome to their stage for the first time pop bluegrass band FRONT COUNTRY on Saturday, November 16, 2019, 8pm. Doors will open to CFM members at 7pm, non-members at 7:15pm. The concert will take place at the CFP Arts, Wellness & Community Center, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, RI. Tickets to the show are $25 in advance, $28 at the door,  $23 for CFM members, $15 for students. Tickets and information may be obtained at and will also be available for purchase at the door.  This event is sponsored by The Green Grocer.

“Front Country blend everything from high-lonesome mountain music to new-wave power pop, newgrass picking, oldgrass harmonies, and just plain glorious musicality. This is Americana at its best: music with deep roots and wide-ranging vision.”Popatunes

An acoustic band born in the land of tech innovation, Front Country was never going to be accepted as an authentic American roots band out of the gate. Cutting their teeth in progressive bluegrass jams in San Francisco’s Mission District and rehearsing in the East Bay, they learned to play roots music their own way, with the tools they had on hand. A mandolinist with a degree in composition. A guitarist trained in rock and world music. A bassist equally versed in jazz and bluegrass. A female lead singer with grit and soul that was also a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. In a wood-paneled country dive bar in the shadow of the San Francisco skyline, Front Country forged a sound hell bent on merging the musical past with the future, something they call “roots pop”. With elements of classic rock, country, bluegrass and even electronic pop, Front Country strongly stands at the forefront of a new American roots sound. For more information about Front Country, please visit

Our signature selection of seasonal dinner plates, fresh soups, baked goods and beverages will be available from the CFM kitchen. For those who prefer to carry in their own fare, this event will be BYOB & Picnic. 

CFP Arts, Wellness & Community Center is located at 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, RI. Free parking is available adjacent to and across the street from the building. The hall is fully accessible. Ticket prices vary. For more information about Common Fence Music, visit, or call (401)683-5085. 

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