Porchfests are events where various neighborhoods setup porches and bands for afternoons of music! Audiences can stroll from block to block, taking in the local sounds.

Porchfests got started in Ithaca NY, and they have a List of All Known Porchfests

Here are some in New England:

2018 Porchfests:

May 12 Somerville, MA
May 19 Plum Island, MA
June 2 Newton, MA
June 9 Arlington, MA
June 9 Brookline, MA
June 16 Boston Fenway, MA
June 23 Quincy, MA
July 7 Jamaica Plain, MA
Sep 8 Belmont, MA
Sep 8 Hull, MA
Sep 15 Roslindale, MA
Sep 22 Milton, MA

I'm the webmaster for the Jamaica Plain Porchfest, and the people I've worked with on that are excited about having different neighborhoods set up their own events... feel free to contact me ( kirkjerk at gmail dot com ) if you want your porchfest on this list, or even if you'd be interesting in using yourneighborhood.porchfest.info as your site- I can establish an affordable web presence for you, or just talk a bit on what I've learned...