PorchFest is an afternoon of free music performed outside of people’s homes. Over 100 cities across the country hold PorchFests. Now Newton is holding one too! We’re starting in Auburndale, with hopes the event spreads to include more Newton villages next year.
Over 60 musical acts (dancers and storytellers too) are scheduled to perform on Saturday, June 2nd from noon to 4 PM. This Website will soon have a schedule and map so you can plan your day. We’ve got a diverse line up of local talent from country to pop, classical, reggae, blues, rock, jazz, Latin, R&B, and more. Performers and schedules are subject to change, because…life! (Sign-up for musicians has ended. If you’d like to perform and missed out this year, keep in mind we’ll be back with an even bigger event next year.)
Bring a chair or a blanket and appreciate music performed on a unique venue, the front porch, (driveways and lawns too!) Parking is available on the Comm. Ave carriage lane, the municipal lot behind The Village Bank, the lot at the Cove (end of West Pine St.) and around Lasell College. Please be mindful of the narrow streets in and around Auburndale; strolling is the name of the game.
Printed versions of Newton’s PorchFest Official Schedule & Map will be available around town in early May.
This is a grassroots effort. Sign-ups for musicians and porches are now closed, but we’d still love more people to sign-up to volunteer! We’ll need folks to help distribute and set up signage, take photos and assist with publicity, and act as Porch Managers throughout the day.
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Thank you in advance for your support of Newton’s first annual PorchFest,
The Auburndale PorchFest organizing committee...