PorchFest Somerville is on for Sat., Oct. 2nd.
Residential parking will be relaxed from 11 to 8 p.m. Meter, handicap, loading zone parking will be enforced.
See the 2021 PorchFest map/bands performing here We will be converting over to a more static page on the day of the event.
We are moving back to our traditional approach with bands performing on local porches, while guests move through the city. This event is a decentralized effort among bands, neighborhoods, and community---this is not a festival per se. The intent is to showcase Somerville's musical talent.
Audience: Please respect neighboring property; NO public drinking; stay on sidewalks, not in roadway. We strive for this to be a family friendly event, please help us keep it that way.
**If you are in need of a public restroom we have placed portajohns around the city of public property. Use them; find them here. **
We are not promoting a charity for this year' PorchFest but rather encourage you to support the local bands participating. Fill those tip jars.
Registration is closed---thanks to all the bands.
Special Thanks to Kirk Isreal and Moses Blumenstiel for their combined web work on Porchfest.
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.