Christian Porter of The Voice to perform at Milford's Music in the Park

| 18 Jun 2015 | 09:32

Milford's Music in the Park summer concert series announces Christian Porter as the headliner act for Music Festival weekend.

The Milford Music in the Park committee is announcing the performers for the first concert of the 2015 season — the Park's Tenth — of Music in the Park, to be held on the Sunday of the Milford Music Festival weekend (Sunday, June 28 in the Ann Street Park at Anne and Catherine Streets).

The talented, and a contestant on Season 4 of The Voice, Christian Porter will be performing for residents and visitors. With a soulful pop sound, Christian’s music is comprised of melodic beats and heart filled lyrics.

Also performing in the park that day will be local singer / songwriter Sarah Hawthorne and new folk / lyrical soul artist Seth Davis.

The concert series will continue once a month on Sundays after the Festival — with a second date added in August. The dates for the concert series will be June 28, July 26, Aug. 9 and Aug. 23.

Sponsorship Packages are still available for local businesses who wish to lend their support and sponsorship of the concert series.

Co-sponsored by Milford Borough, Music in the Park is the annual free summer concert series presented on Sunday afternoons in Ann Street Park in Historic Milford. The series begins with Milford's Music Festival and continues through the summer.

The series takes place in Milford Borough’s Memorial Park (Anne Street Park). For more information visit

About the performers Christian Porter

Christian Porter, the 22-year-old Pennsylvania native grew up in a very family-oriented atmosphere, with his parents, Lori and Paul Porter, always supportive of their son’s goals. The young singer/songwriter became interested in music after learning to play the piano at a very young age, which helped inspire him to pursue other musical instruments (he also plays the guitar, drums, bass and ukulele) and interests, such as drama. Starring in his first musical in the sixth grade, Porter grew accustomed to the stage and the limelight, traits that would only help fuel his future career.

By the time he was 14, Porter started playing the guitar, which is what ignited his passion to create music full-time. A year later, he wrote his first original song, “Why Can’t You See,” and started to play at open mics around his hometown of Stroudsburg. Taking full advantage of his musical momentum and the success of that first single, the inspired musician continued to write, having more than 12 original songs only a few months later.

Porter went into the studio and self-recorded his first album in 2008 when he was just 16 years old. Titled "One Reason," the pop album features eight original songs and features guest appearances from artists like Randy Bigness, Regina Sayles and Tony Dellaria.

The success of his music has led to opening gigs for Bo Bice, Thriving Ivory, Dawes, Ryan Cabrera, We The Kings and Gavin Degraw, in addition to various gigs at numerous bars, clubs, coffee houses, restaurants and more across the nation. Currently Porter is working with fellow Pennsylvanian and musical star Regina Sayles (Porter & Sayles) writing and performing. (Sayles performed in the park during Music in the Park's 2013 season.)

His music is a refection of all these inspirations, as he begins to carve out his own musical niche within the pop world.

In May 2012, Porter released his all-new EP, "All About You," which consists of five original songs and is now available for purchase on iTunes. Currently, the unsigned artist is looking to expand his career and talents.

For more on Porter visit or

Seth David Branitz
Seth David Branitz has recorded and performed as Seth Davis since 1987. He started doing open mics in Greenwich Village and busking in Washington Square Park and then playing cafés and bars as a solo act. He wrote constantly and recorded a few demo collections and then three records all over a span of almost 20 years.

He taught cooking classes to pay the rent, but wrote, recorded and played a lot around NYC and traveled to the west coast, Ireland, and England where he busked in the subways for food money. He found his sweetheart and lived at the sea then lost his only brother, his mother and father all within a few months of 9/11. His sweetheart and he had 2 sons, moved to upstate New York and opened a small vegetarian cafe in a college town.

Over the past few years he wrote around 50 of his best songs and traveled to Athens, Ga. to work with producer Jim White. (He'd played bass with Jim's first band when he was first signed to David Byrnes record label, Luaka Bop.). Seth always operates from an urgency to fulfill his creative destiny, to get his work out in a big way as soon as possible, yearning and trying and falling flat and getting back up. On this fourth record, shedding his pseudonym, Seth becomes Seth David Branitz and is calling this record "Life is Long". It features collaborations with Simone Felice (the Felice Brothers, the Duke and the Earl), Rhett Miller (the Old 97's) and Jim White.

Learn more about Seth at his website

Sarah Hawthorne
Local singer and songwriter Sarah Hawthorne is 13 years old and a gifted musician, actress and performer. Skilled in the guitar, clarinet and violin, Sarah has begun writing her own music and has played a variety of venues during the past year, from benefit concerts to open mics. Sarah has also wowed crowds on film and stage.

She has performed in such musicals as Sound of Music (Forestburgh Playhouse) and Honk! (Delaware Valley Middle School), as well as starred in an NYU student film as Elsa in Elsa and Toby.

For more information about Sarah visit