West Philly Porchfest

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If you dig good music and have plans on Saturday June 4th that don’t include West Philly Porchfest, cancel them.

You read it correctly. A porch festival centered around DIY music acts is happening in West Philly Saturday June 4th from noon to 6:00 p.m.

What is a Porchfest? It’s exactly what it sounds like. You know how those beautiful large homes in West Philly have cool porches? Well, this is a music festival featuring bands performing on different porches throughout West Philly.

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Some of the organizers of the West Philly Porchfest had encountered similar Fests while on tour and figured Philly, particularly West Philly, would be the perfect place to host a Porchfest.

Apparently, Porchfests have been happening since 2007. The first one happened in Ithaca, NY. Since then, Porchfests have been popping up throughout the country as a way for communities and diverse acts to come together for a day of celebration and appreciation of DIY musicians.

The Porchfest features genres the cover a wide gamut of musical acts including: experimental pop, punk, Americana, folk, classical, electronic, DJ, and more.

A sunny Spring day strolling through West Philly, seeing great bands, and maybe enjoy a cold beverage or two sounds like a perfect day. AND IT’S FREE!!

For more on the venues and schedules for Porchfest visit their West Philly Porchfest site.

Greg

Mayor of Jawnville. Sports-junkie, writer, observer of the absurd. I rarely wear a suit, but when I do it's a 40R. Juniata Park & North Catholic proud.

About Greg

Mayor of Jawnville. Sports-junkie, writer, observer of the absurd. I rarely wear a suit, but when I do it's a 40R. Juniata Park & North Catholic proud.
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