Westfield teen performs in 3rd PorchFest

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Emily Rhodes, age 16, has been performing since she was 13.

Rhodes sang at her third Carmel PorchFest Sept. 16 in the Carmel Arts & Design District.  The event, which added AAA Insurance as a title sponsor this year, has been growing each year. Rhodes was one of more than 40 acts performing on 20 different porches.

“You get to meet a lot of cool and interesting people, and obviously, grow your fan base, which is great,” Rhodes said. “It’s a great atmosphere and environment.”

The Westfield High School sophomore, who is taking guitar lessons and Rock Ensemble at Westfield, said she primarily sings folk, indie and country songs.

“I’ve performed locally around different areas,” Rhodes said.

Among the places she has performed is The Scoop in Zionsville, Grand Junction Brewing Co. in Westfield, Federal Hill Commons in Noblesville and Carmel Farmers Market.

“(PorchFest) is really cool because you walk down the street and see a whole bunch of different artists,” she said.

To listen to Rhodes’ music, visit emilyrhodesmusic.com.

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