Up, and Coming:
Somerville PorchFest

May 16, 2014

in Concerts, Festivals

Concert, Festival

Somerville, MA

Saturday
May 17, 2014

Sheboom

SheBoom
Performing in Somerville PorchFest
43 Munroe, 1-2pm
Photo: Grooversity

The annual distributed music festival on porches all over Somerville.

Apparently more than 175 bands participate in this all-afternoon, inclusive event which occurs wherever one may look, and listen, in Somerville, now home to a passel of artists and arts festivals of one sort or another. Somerville Open Studios, the distributed art event for the plastic arts, happened just last weekend. Honk, the great brass band festival, fills the city each fall. And here we have the great PorchFest, which gives one a good excuse to combine urban hiking and appreciative listening. What a great reason to get out there, bump into friends on the street, and take attenuated pauses to hear some rousing music.

Here’s the official Somerville Arts Council map and schedule.

Check out some of these notices about the event, which, hopefully, will inspire you to venture out to that uncharted sea of domestic musical proscenia:

15 Bands Not To Miss At Somerville’s PorchFest This Weekend
(Greg Cook, WBUR/The Artery, 5/15/2014)

Somerville’s PorchFest brings the festival home
(Luke O’Neil, Boston Globe, 5/15/2014)

Somerville Arts Council Brings Back ‘PorchFest,’ ‘Dancing in the Streets’
(Yiqing Shao, Boston Magazine, 5/13/2014)

– BADMan

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