Great Pumpkin Festival (Phoenix), Gourds Galore! (Phoenix),  Pickin’ in the Pines 2006 (Flagstaff, inaugural event), Sharlot Hall Folk Festival (Prescott), Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music Festival (Flagstaff), Encanto Park Folk Festival (Phoenix), Folk & Heritage Festival (Glendale), Ben Johnson Days (Apache Junction), White Mountain Bluegrass Festival (Pinetop), Buckeye Bluegrass Festival (Buckeye), Pioneer Bluegrass Festival (Pioneer Living History Museum), Gold Fever Daze (Prescott Valley), Front Porch Festival (Glendale), and many others.

Bandits at the (rainy!) Great Pumpkin Festival (Larry Griffin photo)
Tres Rios Nature & Earth Festival - Jess, Josh, Ken & Jim (Kevin Clemmer photo)

Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix), Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix), Wildlife Hall of Fame Banquet (Scottsdale), Verde Canyon Railroad (Clarkdale), Ft. McDowell Adventures (Ft. McDowell Reservation), Navapache Medical Center (Pinetop), Hon-Dah Convention Center (Pinetop), Friends of the Library (Heber), White Mountain Country Club (Pinetop), Diablo Trust/Flying M Ranch (near Mormon Lake), West Valley Arts Council Western Days (Litchfield Park), Sahuaro Ranch Park Antique Tractor Show (Glendale), Bill Williams Mountain Men trail ride camps and charity fundraisers, American Cancer Society Relays for Life (various locations), lots more.  Plus corporate gatherings at several Pointe resorts, Princess Resort, Scottsdale Resort, Westin Kierland, The Wigwam, The Biltmore, grand-opening locations, etc.

Raychel, Josh & Ken - PhxArtKids opening, Phoenix Art Museum
The olden days at Young's Farm - Josh, Carey, Ken & Karl
Josh, Billy & Ken at Typhoon Saloon, Williams, AZ (Dennis Shirley photo)
At Sahuaro Ranch Park, home of the Glendale Folk & Heritage Festival (Natalie Wilks photo)

Music in the Garden (Desert Botanical Garden – Phoenix), Mesa Arts Center (Out to Lunch Concert Series, Mesa), Mesa Amphitheater (Mesa), Live at the Library Series (Glendale), Westview Performing Arts Center (Avondale), several others past and upcoming.

Ken's Duck Joke, Music in the Garden concert, Desert Botanical Garden (Natalie Wilks photo)
Live at the Library concert, Glendale Public Library (Patti Clemmer photo)
Sold out(!) at the Desert Botanical Garden concert (Kevin Clemmer photo)

We were filmed entertaining the contestants with original songs on a segment of Junkyard Megawars – The Great Race on The Learning Channel (TLC), which aired in August and September of 2004, and we’ve been in studio at 3 TV (KTVK) in Phoenix a number of times.  Our performances have also been filmed, recorded and aired as part of several news and features broadcasts (KPHO Charity Car Wash, etc.).

BENEFITS: The Back Porch Bandits are honored to be involved in fundraising efforts for a variety of individual and organizational charitable causes. We are able to do these largely because of you nice folks who hire us for your own activities. If you have a true charitable need, we’ll consider it. And please, hire us when you can. Inquire for rates.

Season for Sharing Benefit, Phoenix Art Museum (Natalie Wilks photo)