What is Mount Airy Porchfest?
Porchfest is an entirely volunteer-led music festival that brings the local community together to stroll the neighborhood and experience all kinds of musical acts. There are more than 125 other Porchfests across North America and 2023 marks the second annual Porchfest in Mt. Airy! We’re just getting started on this journey, we hope you enjoy it!
Who is organizing Mount Airy Porchfest?
Three of your music-loving Mt. Airy neighbors who thought a Porchfest would be a fun way to bring local music to the community, especially after so much COVID-led isolation these past few years.
When is it?
Saturday, September 9, 2023, 1:00-7:00 pm.
Is there a rain date?
Sunday, September 10, 2023
What kind of music will we hear?
As varied as possible! All genres of music, all levels of experience, and all types of musical acts are welcome as long as they are suitable for everyone. We just ask that if you are amplified to keep the volume on the low side out of respect for other performers and sleeping babies.
Is there a cost to attend? A cost to perform?
Nope! This is an entirely free event all around and no one is being charged for anything. Musicians are welcome to put out a tip jar though. The organizers will gladly accept donations since all costs to put on this event are being covered by the organizers personally. All donations will go to cover the cost of flyers, posters, shirts, and the website for Porchfest.
Can I host?
Do I need to be available the whole time (1-7pm) if I want to host?
Nope! We only ask that you are available for as long as your musical act plays (max. 1 hour), plus set up and clean up time. Please work out the set-up time together with your performer.
Can I host more than one performer?
Yes, but please coordinate with your neighbors so that acts don't compete or play over each other.
How can I be a performer?
Have a great musical skill or are part of an awesome group and you wish to volunteer your talents? Please go to the Musicans tab for all of the details. Contact us at email@example.com with any questions you may have.
Can performers leave out tip jars?
Yes! This is a free event, but a tip jar for the musicians in a visible spot is encouraged.
Are bathrooms and food available during this event?
So sorry, we are unable to provide those things this year. We are keeping it as simple as possible.