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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. Originally planned for 2020, Winchester's Porchfest was delayed but not halted by the worldwide pandemic. Performances that can be shared through Porchfest include, among others,

  • Music of any kind (rock, jazz, hip hop/rap, folk, classical, bluegrass, Americana, kids music, international, choral, opera, etc.)
  • Poetry
  • Dance
  • Storytelling

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.

This year's Porchfest has over 40 acts who are presenting at some 20 different venues across town. See the Porchfest website for the lineup of who is playing and when, and a map of all the venues.

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