Porchfest, Courtesy image

What is Porchfest?

Have you ever sat on your porch and listened to someone strumming a guitar?  Porchfest builds on this experience and amplifies it to become a community event where Lexingtonians share their love of music.

What could be nicer on a September afternoon?

We are looking for bands.

Please email Steve Steve Poltorzycki (<steve@stevepolt.com) with your
• Band name/title
• Genre (blues, classical, jazz, country, folk, pop, rock, roots, world, R&B, singer-songwriter, etc. )
• Band size (1-2, 3-6, 7+)

Our expectations for bands

• Commit to performing at a designated time on Saturday, September 30., at a specified location.

• Coordinate with the porch host about the performance logistics (space needed, electricity needs, and other needs related to the band’s equipment).

• Perform for the duration of the time slot (generally one hour)

• Play at a sound level respectful of the neighbors and other performers nearby

We are still deciding on which neighborhoods to focus on. As we try to recruit porches in our target neighborhoods, it would be helpful to hear from prospective porches:

• Address

• Band members—1-2, 3-6, big band?

Join the Conversation


  1. What about featuring a cappella groups too? Our Lexington a cappella group, The Jeweltones, will be performing at the Arlington Porchfest in May. We’ve sung at many Lexington Arbor Day celebrations and at the Lexington Farmers’ Market.

  2. I live at 10 Sutherland rd one house down from taft avenue. Today my neighbor who lives next door to me had a group performing right next to my home. They had amplifiers so the music was very loud and disturbing to me. I called the police and I was told that this was part of Porchfest. I have owned my home for 53 years and this has always been a peaceful neighborhood. Ian 84 years old, I had a stroke a year ago and I have been diagnosed with prostate cancer.nobody should have to tolerate this behavior in their homes


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