Front Porch Stage - Mount Ida, AR - a flatbed that was turned into a stage

Front Porch Stage located in Mount Ida, Arkansas is also known as the Montgomery County Arkansas Front porch Stage Inc. The organization is non-profit and serves the community with volunteers. The Stage's goal is to keep the heritage of the local music alive.

The Front Porch Stage began with a group of the towns musicians holding Jam sessions in the Court House Square. People would bring lawn chairs to sing and perform together. Donated materials including a flatbed were put together to make the stage and the makeshift theater was born.

The crowds increased gradually until actual concerts began now there are bands from all over that play the Front Porch. Donations are taken at the concerts in order to cover the expenses of the bands that play on the stage.

Front Porch Stage and Possums Unlimited elect someone to represent them each year. The requirements are that they have a specific temperament, be residents of Montgomery County and be a specific age. This is the Possum Queen. The Front Porch Stage is the ideal entertainment venue for those that visit the Mount Ida area during their vacation. Additional information about the shows can be obtained by contacting Front Porch directly.

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