Winchester will host its first Porchfest this coming June—on Saturday June 13, 2020, from noon to 6 pm. The rain date is Sunday June 14.
Porchfest is a one day, volunteer-driven, free community event that provides public venues for individuals and groups to share their music and performance art. The goal is to cluster venues around downtown to promote a more festive environment, promote walking, and encourage patronage of the downtown businesses. Performances that can be shared through Porchfest include:
- Music of any kind (rock, jazz, hip hop/rap, folk, classical, blue grass, Americana, kids music, international, choral, opera, etc.)
- Story telling
The venues will include porches, driveways, parking lots, lawns, and other spots that are freely accessible to audiences and allow the performers enough space and the ability to be properly seen and heard. Participation is open to all ages, with preference given to groups that have Winchester residents in them.
If you have a porch or other venue and would like to host, you can sign up to be matched with a performer. If you are a performer, you can sign up to be placed at a venue. If you would like to perform at your own venue, that's cool, too! For more information, visit the Porchfest website at www.porchfest.win.
Porchfest is organized and run by local volunteers and is funded in part by a grant from the Winchester Cultural Council.