PorchFests are FREE 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. 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.
A porch makes a great stage, but a front yard or driveway will work just fine. We will make it work if you want to be a part of the fun!
Walter Hubley and Ian Cain are Co-Chairs of PorchFest Quincy.
Where is PorchFest Quincy?
We are starting PorchFest Quincy in Wollaston and other areas where there is enough interest. It very important to us that bands have a good audience, so we are looking to find groups of porches together. This way, the bands have a good audience and porches are within an easy walking distance from each other.
Put simply, if there are enough volunteer porches in a neighborhood, and we have enough performers to put on them, we are happy to include the neighborhood in our festival.
When is PorchFest Quincy?
Saturday, June 18th 1Pm - 5PM. Some neighborhoods will include encore performances that extend beyond 5 PM. Please check back at this website as the event date nears or sign up below to be updated by email.
Sounds great! Do I need to buy a ticket to PorchFest Quincy?
No, PorchFest is free. Simply arrive at Safford Park starting at 1pm, or throughout the event duration. We encourage you to walk and use public transportation as parking may be limited.
What is this PorchFest event like?
If a picture is worth a thousand words, and this video is 30 frames per second, then thats - well, a lot. Check out this video from a PorchFest in Binghamton NY from 2015.