Sharon’s first Porchfest took place on Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 1-5pm. Thank you to all the porch owners, performers and attendees for making the event an incredible success! Stay tuned for Sharon Porchfest 2020…

Find out more about the performers you saw below:

The BBQ Boys (Eclectic mix of country blues, bluegrass, golden oldies and classic rock)
Eric George (Original and American folk music)
Otis and The Blackcoats (4-piece rock/funk/soul/jazz band)
Willie J Laws (Blues with a funky twist)
Kathleen Guilday (traditional Irish & Scottish harp)
George Aronson (acoustic guitar originals and sing-a-longs)
Shir Rhythm A cappella (Sharon’s premiere co-ed Jewish a cappella group)
Denise Heitmann (vocal performer of English and Hebrew folk songs)
Jeffrey Tucker and Friends (old time Scottish/Irish fiddle and string ensemble)
Dredsox Band (originals and cover songs)
Emily & Faisal Abid (husband/wife duo performing acoustic covers)
Jim Waters (singer/songwriter)
The Legendary Brewmasters (original rock band)
The Resemblance (folk music duo featuring mandolin and fiddle)
2nd Precinct (folk, rock, blues, and alt-country originals and covers from the 1960s-present)
Henry Gitter (singer/guitarist covering Dylan, The Dead and other popular artists)
The Mighty Silverbacks (5-piece band playing classic rock and original tunes)
Red 7 (the best music of every era from the 60’s to today)
Populace (eclectic mix of jazz, funk, r&b, reggae and rock)
None of the Above (a cappella octet that likes to sing a little bit of everything)
RASA School of Music (student Bollywood singing group)
Comfort Street (soulful and emotional duo covering a variety of genres)
Joshua Buchman (solo singer/guitar player)
Bristol Duet (String quartet with classical music and rock and pop hits)

Porchfests are events where musicians and other artists perform on private porches, yards or driveways for an afternoon of music. Audiences stroll from street to street, taking in the local sounds. Porchfest originated in Ithaca, New York in 2007. Read more about Porchfests in our FAQ section.

The goal of Sharon Porchfest is to:

  • create a day of public celebration.
  • make the community stronger because neighbors get to know each other as people. People who know each other are more inclined to care about each other, and people who care about each other are more inclined to advocate on one another’s behalf.
  • foster a broader sense of cohesion and shared interest — the same community spirit that first attracted or kept us here.
  • showcase the diversity of our town.

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This program is supported in part by a grant from the Sharon Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.