FAQs for Hosts

Do I need to own my property to sign up as a host porch?
Yes, private property only, please, for liability reasons.

Do I have to have a porch?
No! Any outdoor, ground level, residential space (without access to a pool) will work including a porch, patio, stoop, lawn or garage. The space should be easily accessible from the street so passersby can appreciate the performances.

Do I have to find performers to play on my porch?
Not at all. Performers will be assigned to your porch.

I’m a performer! Can I play on my own porch?
That would be awesome! Sign up as a performer and include a note indicating which porch you’d like to be assigned to.

How will I know who will be playing on my porch?
Once sign-up is complete, we’ll be contacting you to let you know who will be performing on your porch.

Do I have to provide water, refreshments, food?
Water would be great, but we’re asking performers to bring their own. Any other provisions you provide is up to you!

How will folks know that my porch is hosting performances?
We’ll be providing lots of information on our website, including maps with a schedule. We’ll be setting up a lawn sign in your yard, weeks before Porchfest. We’re counting on you to help promote the event as well!

How long will the event last?
Depending on how many performers and porches we have, we expect Porchfest to take place from 1pm-5pm. Most porches will only be used for 2 hours, giving porch owners an opportunity to wander and appreciate the event themselves!