8/25/19
There goes the neighborhood.

2019 info coming soon.

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Website and all the technical things we can't do by Paul Koanui, 2018.
We'd be lost without you, Paul!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What’s this Porchfest thing you speak of?
A free celebration of community, music, and togetherness, Porchfest is the grassroots collaborative effort of hundreds of individual musicians and dozens of resident hosts of the West Side neighborhood of Binghamton (specifically the including and directly surrounding the historic Abel Bennett Tract) who get together on the last Sunday of every August to boogie down with their neighbors to the sounds of over 100 musical acts, presented on the front porches, stoops, and lawns of volunteering homes and businesses.

Based on a grassroots, decentralized festival model created by residents of Ithaca, NY in 2007—which has since led to over 100 similar independently operated festivals across the US and Canada—Binghamton Porchfest turns stoops into stages, yards into venues, neighbors into promoters, and the West Side into a gigantic celebration of community togetherness. Kind of like a giant block party, but with more blocks, more bands, and less mac salad sitting in the heat.

Dozens of residents offer up the use of their front porches to hundreds of different musicians who perform over the course of seven hours to thousands of attendees who spend their afternoon meandering the neighborhood by foot, bike, jazzy scooter, or unicycle. While it’s happening, the neighborhood is welcome to make of it what they will: in past years, we’ve seen people offer lemonade stands, garage sales, impromptu break dance showcases, and magic shows, just to name a few. Sky’s the limit!

It’s a real hoot. Get involved. Come out and join the party. We’ll be dancin’ in the streets!

Where does it take place?
Binghamton Porchfest takes place at various mostly-residential locations in a portion of the West Side neighborhood of Binghamton. Porches is a bit too particular of a word-- you’ll see music performed on stoops, driveways, front yards… you get the idea. Participating locations lie within (roughly) the borders of Riverside Drive, Beethoven Street, Main Street, and Front Street.


When is this happening?
The fifth annual Binghamton Porchfest is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, August 25, 2019. More info coming soon.

Website and all the technical things we can't do by Paul Koanui, 2018.
We'd be lost without you, Paul!