Category Archives: Porchfest

West Chester Porchfest a Great Success on May 21, 2022!

Saturday, May 21: music, dance, poetry on porches, food trucks, info tables, children’s activities, and more. Thanks to the dedicated organizers, performers, hosts, and others who made it all possible!

You can see the plans for the event–which actually came to pass exactly as foreseen!–here, including the logos of our Porchfest sponsors, whose support was essential to the cause.

See WC Porchfest’s own web site here and its Facebook page here.

Many performers, hosts and participants have posted photos, videos and appreciations on social media. Some noteworthy photos:

Enjoying the atmosphere
Porchfest street scene, by Michael
Michael Reaves performs, by Taka
Rev. Dan Schatz performing, by Geeta
BirlGirl face painting art

Plans for Porchfest 2022

Below is the information from the Green Team home page leading up to May 21. It all worked out as planned! And the weather, though hot, was not the impediment that rain would have been. The organizers all deserve a huge amount of credit for their hard work, resulting in a crowd many times the 250 we initially expected. Please continue to think kindly of the event sponsors whose logos are shown below. Now we are looking forward to the Second Annual West Chester Porchfest, in May 2023!

Let’s get ready for West Chester Porchfest May 21!

Saturday May 21: music, dance, poetry, food trucks, info tables, children’s activities, and more. Volunteer your porch, sponsor the event, or put it on your calendar to enjoy.

See the performance schedule and locations here.

We are planning a special occasion for you to come out to celebrate springtime and music. WCGT has partnered with Mayor Lillian DeBaptiste of West Chester Borough to sponsor this free fun family-oriented event on May 21 with performances and exhibits from S. Church St. to S. Bradford Ave and W. Miner to Dean St., and in Everhart Park.

Many neighbors have offered us their porches, and bands and solo performers have volunteered their talents. From jazz to Appalachian mountain folk music, from rock bands to Spanish guitar, we are offering something for everyone.  Food trucks and picnic tables at Ironworks Church and children’s activities at Everhart Park will add to the festivities. In case it rains, rain date is the 22nd.

Porchfest originated in Ithaca NY 15 years ago and has spread to dozens of communities across the country.  Neighbors meet neighbors as they stroll around listening to the music.  We are hoping to start a new community tradition. 

See Porchfest’s own web site here. Read all about it in the Daily Local News here.

Many thanks to our dedicated Porchfest sponsors:

The 2022 Porchfest poster, now a collector’s item: