Community • Music • Art
Saturday, June 19th, 2018
Porches 1 – 5:00pm
Music • Art
June 19th, 2018
1 – 5:00pm
ENCORE! Mt. Morris brought a New Annual Festival to the Community in 2017.
Our First Porchfest was Saturday, June 10th, 2017 19 Groups and Solo Musicians played on an incredible day in Mt. Morris. Our calendars are reserved for each second Saturday in June for years to come.
PorchFest is a community music festival where all genres' of musicians perform in one hour slots on porches within the boundaries of the event. The audience moves from location to location as the event progresses.
Porchfest began in Ithica New York in 2007, inspired by some outdoor ukulele playing and a conversation between neighbors Gretchen Hildreth and Lesley Greene. They came up with the idea for it that day and gathered 20 bands to make it happen
Porchfest is the ultimate grassroots music festival and has grown not just in Ithaca but around the continent. Communities and neighborhoods all around the country have taken the model and run with it. There are more than 60 other known Porchfests in the U.S. and Canada and Mt. Morris, IL has joined the list.
ENCORE PORCHFEST Mt. Morris Live Again
Saturday, June 9th, 2018 from 1–5pm
- You can do this as a porch host (make sure your porch is within the festival boundaries)
- Or as a musical performer (anyone’s welcome)
- Or sell food / drinks
- Or as a volunteer to help out
- Or simply as a neighbor or visitor wandering about enjoying the fun
Please help spread the word!
ENCORE! PORCHFEST 2018
North - Main Street
South - Brayton Road
West - Mulberry Avenue
East - Ogle Avenue
And both sides of Brayton east to Bruce
Residential locations include any area within these bounds, and either side of a boundary street.