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Contribute to the venues that will bring Porchfest to life! And when we're talking porch, we're not exactly literalists here. Porches are great, of course, but so are stoops or yards or driveways. Anything residential in character and allowing for a street-facing performance pretty much fits the bill.

A simple process:


  • Clear your schedule on October 9 between Noon and 7pm (why?); 

  • Fill out the registration form below; 

  • Get assigned to host during just one (why?) of our hour-long slots, leaving you plenty more hours to wander, mingle, and celebrate music.


The logistics of our schedule are ridiculous and we're just a few volunteer shlubs so we trust you'll understand that we can't accommodate special requests. If you can't meet the criteria above and below we'll see you next year.

Host requirements: 


-Generosity, hospitality, and good will.


-Confirm you live within the festival boundaries (click here for the map).

-Watch your email for notifications and connect with your performer in short order after receiving your assignment (assignments expected late September).


-Be available for the duration of your slot, help as necessary, ensure appropriate volumes, and keep the performance to its assigned time.

-Serve as an all around person in charge, maintain general order in and around your yard, keep the street clear, and assume responsibility for whatever occurs on your own property.

-See a problem, solve a problem. In your yard or on the street. If it's too big, get some assistance from your Block Captains or from fellow Porchfesters. If it's still too big, call the police.

-Put out a trash can and recycle bin for your guests.


-Get the word out to your neighbors and everyone you know to drop on by.



Thanks to everyone who stepped up. We're now moving forwarded into scheduling and will be back in touch.

You can find updates and announcements along the way via our Facebook page. So stay tuned there.