PATRIOT LEDGER: Local musicians entertain outdoors at PorchFest Quincy

PATRIOT LEDGER: Local musicians entertain outdoors at PorchFest Quincy

QUINCY – From dining to concerts to movies: al fresco is the way to go in the summer. Taking the idea of unconventional venues to a whole new level, local bands flocked to the porches of Quincy neighborhoods on Saturday to share their music in an outdoor setting.

“PorchFest is so fun,” said Quincy resident Shari Kurtzman, who danced with Abington’s Dan Kent on Prospect Avenue to the music of Drunken Logic pianist Jake Cassman. “Our family is visiting from New York, so we wanted to bring them to something local and fun.”

PATRIOT LEDGER: Music to return to Quincy neighborhoods with PorchFest

PATRIOT LEDGER: Music to return to Quincy neighborhoods with PorchFest

By Mary Whitfill
The Patriot Ledger
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at 3:16 PM

QUINCY – After a first event that organizer Walter Hubley said surpassed all his expectations, PorchFest will return to Quincy this weekend for an afternoon of live music, sunshine neighborliness.

The event invites locals to volunteer their porches, driveways and front yards to be makeshift venues for live bands. From there, bands volunteer their time and play sets while neighbors wonder the streets and listen to every type of music from country to pop, classical to reggae, and jazz to Latin tunes.

Boston Globe: PorchFest Quincy expands to four neighborhoods

Boston Globe: PorchFest Quincy expands to four neighborhoods

By Alejandro Serrano GLOBE CORRESPONDENT  JUNE 15, 2017
Walter Hubley and Ian Cain were shooting ideas back and forth two years ago, trying to come up with ways to stimulate more community engagement.

The two reminisced about the sense of community they felt growing up in Quincy.

Then it occurred to them: Who doesn’t like music? Cain, now a city councilor in Quincy, went to Somerville’s 2013 PorchFest, in which musicians performed on porches and in front yards, and figured a similar event in Quincy could help spark the engagement he and Hubley longed for.

Patriot Ledger: PorchFest back and looking for participants

Patriot Ledger: PorchFest back and looking for participants

The event will feature more than 100 musical acts in its second iteration.

By Sean Philip Cotter 
The Patriot Ledger 

QUINCY – If you either want to offer your front lawn up as a stage or you are looking to stand on a stranger’s porch and sing, there’s good news for you.

The PorchFest Quincy event returns for a second year from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 24, and is currently seeking participants

Patriot Ledger: Community makes music together at first PorchFest Quincy

Patriot Ledger: Community makes music together at first PorchFest Quincy

By Kerriann Kelleher
The Patriot Ledger 

QUINCY – Walking from the Wollaston School on Beale Street and along Prospect avenue, neighbors could stop and listen to a punk band, an Americana group, and even some orchestra members. If they got tired of listening, visitors could just take out their blue maps and follow them to the other 67 bands playing at Quincy’s first-ever PorchFest on Saturday.

“I’ve gotten so many high fives today,” Wally Hubley, President of the Wollaston Hills Neighborhood Association, said.