230 bands performing from 12 to 6 pm; map here
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.
Parking restrictions will be relaxed in residential areas from 12 to 6 pm.
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.