Singer-songwriters Christian Porter and Regina Sayles will perform an upbeat acoustic show Sunday, Sept. 16, in Frank Fetch Park.

Performing as Porter & Sayles, they combine guitar or mandolin -- and sometimes a combination of both -- with vocal harmonies.

Their performance is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.

The concert is free and open to the public. If it rains, the concert will be moved into the German Village Meeting Haus, 588 S. Third St.

"We call ourselves folk pop country," said Sayles, a native of Tiffin who now lives in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, where she went to college. It's also where her songwriting partner lives.

She said the set list will include songs from the duo's first album, "Buckled Up in Drive," plus newer songs.

"There are a few good power ballads in there, too," Sayles said.

Sayles has lived in East Stroudsburg since her college days.

It is where she met Porter, with whom she's been playing for three years.

Sayles said they perform in Columbus a few times a year but never have played in Frank Fetch Park.

Although they sometimes perform for thousands, they enjoy intimate settings such as the park, she said.

"We both like to tell the story behind the songs," she said.

Sayles said a friend who lives in German Village suggested they contact the German Village Garten Club, which presents the concerts in Frank Fetch Park.

"This concert series has been so much fun," said Ashleigh Lemon, vice president of the Garten Club.

"The community getting together to experience a free concert in the park is one of the many things the German Village Garten Club enjoys providing for our friends and neighbors.

"Thank you all for coming to support the great artists this summer," Lemon said.

"We have one more show to round out the year. It should be outstanding."

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