In 2011, the Council created a decentralized music festival—Porchfest. Perhaps you’ve sat on your porch and overheard a neighbor strumming guitar on another porch? Porchfest takes this idea and multiplies it. This is not a festival per se but rather a community event where Somervillians share their love of playing and listening to music. Think of Somerville Open Studios, which is for visual artists, but for music. 

Please keep out of streets, neighbors yards. Please obey traffic signals. And NO public drinking. Portajohns are distributed across the city. Use common sense, have fun.

Bands and hosts must read this Porchfest rules document to participate.