Porchfest is a grassroots community music spectacle where front porches become stages,
yards become venues, and neighborhoods together to celebrate and create a sense of community.
Porchfests are annual music events held across the United States and in Canada on front porches. Started in Ithaca, New York in 2007, Porchfest events bring local musicians and neighborhoods together to celebrate and create a sense of community.
Porchfest music festivals began as a means for neighbors and local community members to highlight their music on front porches.The concept was to find musicians and porches on which for them to play. The original event in Ithaca, New York, started with about 20 musicians but has since grown to over 100. Bands, singers, and instrumentalists participate in the festival for no other reason than to showcase their talents and engage the community. Music is diverse and can range from country to pop, classical, reggae, blues, rock, jazz, Latino, R&B, and many others. Musicians voluntarily take to the “stage” on porches at their designated times and perform for the public. Signs of artists’ names and performance times are usually posted in front of porches.
Downtown Jam 6 PM – 10 PM