Monday, April 16, 2018

First Porchfest to Be Held East of the River in SE DC, May 20th

From our friends at Porchfest DC...

First Porchfest to Be Held in SE Washington, DC, May 20

Penn Branch community hosts concert series on front porches in SE DC

Penn Branch resident and SE Porchfest volunteer organizer, Ayanna Smith announced today the first Porchfest to be held East of the Anacostia River, Sunday, May 20, 2018, from 1 PM - 6 PM in Penn Branch. Porchfests are mini-concerts on front porches. Local Business Improvement Districts (BIDS) in other DC neighborhoods have hosted annual Porchfests, including Adams Morgan and Rhode Island Avenue. However, there has not been a music festival of its kind East of the River.

“Penn Branch and Hillcrest have beautiful stately homes with front yards and large porches, mixed with a rich history and tons of hidden talent,” said Porchfest organizer, Ayanna Smith. “We have all of the elements of a perfect Porchfest. It is also a great way for undiscovered talent to garner visibility.”

Currently, there are approximately 30 volunteers who have signed up to assist with planning, hosting and performing at the first SE Porchfest. The goal is to have six-to-eight bands perform three-to-five songs each, throughout the day.

Other DC Porchfests have been supported by local BIDS, however, the SE Porchfest is being organized by volunteers, solely. Currently, there is an effort to garner sponsorship and additional performers.

Individuals interested in volunteering can complete the volunteer sign-up form. For more information, please email Updates can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @porchfestdc.