Saturday, May 11, 2019 12:00p -
Porches, stoops, yards, etc.
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On Saturday, May 11, 2019 musicians and bands throughout Somerville will celebrate and utilize an underused public venue: The Porch. Acts—ranging from bollywood funk, cosmic americana, killer blues, Moroccan, Balkan, gospel, American space rock and clawhammer banjo—will serenade passersby from porches throughout Somerville.
Parking restrictions will be relaxed in residential areas from 12 to 6 pm.
There are three time slots for the day based on three quadrants of the city; west of Willow Ave. will be 12-2; Willow Ave. to Central St. will be 2-4; and east of Central St. will be 4-6.
In 2011, the Somerville Arts 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.