PorchFest Somerville 2024 will take place on Sat. May 11th (RD the 12th)
Similar to prior years, to ensure guests can move orderly through the city and view the music, porches located West (west of Willow) will perform during the slot from 12-2; Central (from Willow to Central) from 2-4; East (east of Central) from 4-6. If you are performing for a shorter duration in that time slot, use the "time" field to qualify that specific time.
Registration is not yet open. We are building out a new website and registration process. We hope to launch this in the next few weeks. But please save the date.
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.