Porchfest is a day of free mini concerts held on porches throughout St. Anne’s Hill. Dayton Porchfest was founded in 2017, inspired by the original Porchfest, which was started in 2007 in Ithaca, NY and Larchmere Porchfest in Cleveland, which was started in 2009. Today there over 125 Porchfests throughout the United States and Canada. Dayton was the 95th Porchfest!
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Dayton has a rich musical history and active music scene, which continues today. Dayton Porchfest is committed to reflecting that in its selection of musical artists, from funk and blues to indie rock and jazz, classical and country, to bluegrass and old timey that has deep Appalachian traditions here. We also celebrate the ethnic diversity of the region, a reflection of our “Welcome Dayton” spirit that has contributed to a significant influx of immigrants and refugees over the past decade.
After curating Dayton Porchfest for it’s first two years, the music team has decided to put out a call for musicians. The date this year is Saturday, August 24th. Porchfest is an all-genre, family-friendly festival open to musicians from the Dayton-region. Here are the basics:
• Dayton PorchFest is a tips-only Festival. We supply the
Tip Jars and aggressively promote tipping the performers.
• Bands are welcome to sell CDs snd merchandise.
• For 2019 we will be selecting 45-50 performers.
• Selection of artists will be based on curating five-musically diverse music blocks.
• Sets are 45-50 minutes and start at 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 PM.
• Application deadline is March 31, 2019.
Dayton Porchfest is an initiative of and a fundraiser for The Collaboratory, a civic innovation lab that moves ideas to action. The Collaboratory provides infrastructure for people and organizations to collaboratively develop community initiatives that generate new economic, civic and creative opportunities and value. The result is a healthier, more thriving region.