PorchfestEventBackground.png
 

Saturday, June 22, 2019

3 PM to 9 PM

A free volunteer run music festival in Quincy Massachusetts

PorchFest Quincy celebrates local artists, our beautiful neighborhoods, and the people who live here while fostering a greater sense of community. 

You may register to volunteer thought this website until May 31st, 2019.

Support PorchFest Quincy by purchasing the 2019 T-Shirt!

Support PorchFest Quincy by purchasing the 2019 T-Shirt!

PorchFest Quincy Schedule

The final 2019 performance schedule will be published on June 20th. Here is our timeline until then:

  • April 1st - May 31st - Registration for porch host and band volunteers through this website.

  • June 1st - 10th - Porch hosts and bands are introduced via email by neighborhood captains. Contact information is exchanged so they can communicate and make arrangements.

  • June 16th - Yard signs are installed at each porch host’s front yard.

  • June 20th - The performance schedule is published to this website.

  • June 22nd - PorchFest!

Join Our E-Mail List

Please join our mailing list to stay up to date. Keep informed about new performers, schedule updates, and other announcements.

What is PorchFest Quincy?

PorchFests are FREE annual music events held across the United States and in Canada on front porches. Started in Ithaca, New York in 2007, PorchFest events bring local musicians and neighborhoods together to celebrate and build community.

In 2016, Walter Hubley and Ian Cain started PorchFest Quincy with a crew of amazing volunteers and created a wonderful day of music and fun. Most recently the festival featured 130 bands at 80 porch locations with an estimated 10,000 attendees. The same team is excited to bring PorchFest Quincy back again each year!

PorchFest music festivals began as a means for neighbors and local community members to highlight their music on front porches.  Bands, singers, and instrumentalists participate in the festival for no other reason than to showcase their talents and engage the community. Music is diverse and can range from country to pop, classical, reggae, blues, rock, jazz, Latino, R&B, and many others. Musicians voluntarily take to the "stage" on porches at their designated times and perform for the public.

Big Ol' Dirty Bucket, from PorchFest 2016.

When is PorchFest Quincy?

Saturday, June 22nd  3 PM - 9 PM.  

The schedule will be released a few days before the event because there are always changes as the event nears and we wouldn't want you walking around Quincy with the wrong information.

Where is PorchFest Quincy?

PorchFest Quincy will be held in Wollaston Hill, Squantum, and Merrymount neighborhoods.

Victoria and Wally Hubley, from PorchFest 2016.

It is very important to us that out volunteer bands have a good audience, so we are looking to find groups of porches together (but not too close). By keeping the performances close together, the bands have larger audiences enjoying their music and attendees can more easily walk and enjoy the music.

Please join our mailing list to stay up to date. Keep informed about new performers, schedule updates, and other announcements.  We will try not to email you too often and will not sell or provide our email list to anyone else.

How Can I Support PorchFest Quincy?

Although we are a 100% volunteer led and run, we need support for marketing efforts so we can make each year's event even better!  You can donate using the link below, PorchFest Quincy is a non-profit 501c3 organization so all donations are 100% tax deductable.

To donate by mail, make checks payable to "PorchFest Quincy" and send it to: PorchFest Quincy C/O: Walter Hubley, 44 Marion St, Quincy, MA 02170

Donate

Boston Bluegrass Kids Jam, from PorchFest Quincy 2016.

A playlist of past PorchFest Quincy performances.

News

Frequently Asked Questions

Can bands from outside of Quincy perform at PorchFest Quincy?

Absolutely! Bands from all over performed at PorchFest Quincy last year and we encourage everyone to join us.

Sounds great! Do I need to buy a ticket to PorchFest Quincy?

No, PorchFest is free.  Simply go to this website a few days before the event to learn about performance locations and times.  We encourage you to walk and use public transportation as parking may be limited.

Eating and drinking?

Feel free to bring your own food and beverages. Just remember that each venue is someone's home, so please be sure to clean up after yourself.

We plan to have three beer gardens this year and potentially some food trucks - stay tuned! 

Beer and Wine?  

We are planning for a few beer garden's this year - locations TBD.  PorchFest does not have an officially contained festival area. The entire event takes place in individually owned yards and the public streets in between.  When in public, you are subject to the usual laws regarding alcohol consumption. 

Are dogs allowed?

Different homeowners will likely have different preferences when it comes to dogs on their priority. So please be aware of and sensitive to that.  On the streets, the rules are the same as they'd be any other time.

Is there a hashtag?  Social Media?

Please post your photos and videos using this hashtag: #porchfestquincy    

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/PorchFestQuincy

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/porchfestquincy

Twitter:  @PorchFestQuincy  

Will there be bathrooms?

We are arranging for a few Porta-Potties.  PorchFest locations are neighbors homes, and they will not provide any facilities.

Is there a rain date?

There is no rain date.  We are from New England.

Are you closing the streets during this festival?

No.  If you must drive near the PorchFest performance locations, please use caution and drive slowly. Any neighborhood who would like to apply for a permit to close streets during PorchFest may, of course, do so on their own.

Thank you to our sponsors!

 


To learn more about sponsorship, please contact info@porchfestquincy.org.