PorchFest

PorchFest Map

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 21 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Registration will close on the 18th.

If there is severe weather we will use the raindate Sunday, May 22nd. If there is only slight incliment weather we will continue as planned. Please check back here for weather updates.

2016 registration:

* If you participated a prior year, you should log in to your user account and then create a new PorchFest page at this link here.   (If you forgot your username or password you can request it at the login page.)

* If you have not participated prior, you must create a user account here.   Once your user account is approved then log in and then create a PorchFest page for 2016 here.   Even after you create a Porchfest page, we moderate that and insert a time and zone.  If you've done this at night or over the weekend it may take time until we are back in the office to review and post--but it will happen!

Please take advantage of the site and boost your content.  Please have ready for your post:  a good description of the band, a jpeg image, a web link, and mp3 link.   

On Saturday, May 21 musicians and bands throughout Somerville will celebrate and utilize an underused public venue: The Porch.   Acts—ranging from bollywood funk, cosmic americana, killer blues, Moroccan, Balkan, gospel, American space rock and clawhammer banjo—will serenade passersby from porches throughout Somerville. 

There are three time slots are based on three quadrants of the city; east of Central St. will be 12-2; Central St. to Willow St. will be 2-4; west of Willow St. 4-6.  

Be sure to view the band profiles complete with urls and mp3s found on the map here and above menu link.  If needed, go back in and edit your content.

In 2011, the Council created a decentralized music festival--PorchFest.  Perhaps you’ve sat on your porch and overheard a neighbor strumming guitar on another porch?  Porchfest takes this idea and multiplies it.  This is not a festival per se but rather a community event where Somervillians share their love of playing and listening to music.  Think of Somerville Open Studios, which is for visual artists, but for music.