Saturday, May 09, 2020 12:00p -
Virtual via Facebook Live
Date Idea, Festivals & Fairs, Kid Friendly, Music, Performing Arts, Virtual & Streaming
Given the COVID-19 crisis Porchfest in its traditional manner will not take place on May 9th. We would like to continue with Porchfest but do this virtually, CouchFest!
View the directory of live streaming performances and CouchFest premiere videos here
This year we want bands or individuals to post either prerecorded live videos or plan to do a Facebook Live performance on May 9th.
If you have registered before, you'll remember there is specific directions in the registration process. This year we requesting you to determine if you can do a Facebook Live, Premiere performance, (If you have the resources, we encourage you to get your band together virtually. There have been some great examples. Check out this video by the great local outfit, Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band https://youtu.be/WjMzSkSU1Ng
.) Or post an old live video.
Bands/individuals will still perform during the time slot assigned to their zone (just like prior events) but should put in the specific time of your live event. Our zones and time periods are: West of Willow Ave is "west" and will occur b/w 12 to 2 p.m.; the area between Willow Ave. and Central St is Central zone and will occur b/w 2 to 4 p.m; and the area east of Central St is the East zone and will occur from 4-6 p.m. Thanks again for participating.
Registration will now remain open until May 7th.
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.