PORCHFEST Celebrate the Arts in Mt Morris, IL

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Community • Music • Art
Saturday, June 10th, 2023
Porches 1 – 5:00pm

Music • Art
June 10
th, 2023
1 – 5:00pm

ENCORE! Mt. Morris brought a New Annual Festival to the Community in 2017.

Our First Porchfest was Saturday, June 10
th, 2017 19 Groups and Solo Musicians played on an incredible day in Mt. Morris. We repeated with another Great Porchfest in 2018 & 2019, COVID caused us to cancel 2020, but we were back in 2022. Our calendars are reserved for each second Saturday in June for years to come.

PorchFest is a community music festival where all genres' of musicians perform in one hour slots on porches within the boundaries of the event. The audience moves from location to location as the event progresses.

Porchfest began in Ithica New York in 2007, inspired by some outdoor ukulele playing and a conversation between neighbors Gretchen Hildreth and Lesley Greene. They came up with the idea for it that day and gathered 20 bands to make it happen

Porchfest is the ultimate grassroots music festival and has grown not just in Ithaca but around the continent. Communities and neighborhoods all around the country have taken the model and run with it. There are more than 60 other known Porchfests in the U.S. and Canada and Mt. Morris, IL has joined the list.

ENCORE PORCHFEST Mt. Morris Live Again
Saturday, June 10th, 2023 from 1–5pm

  • You can do this as a porch host (make sure your porch is within the festival boundaries)
  • Or as a musical performer (anyone’s welcome)
  • Or sell food / drinks
  • Or as a volunteer to help out
  • Or simply as a neighbor or visitor wandering about enjoying the fun

Please help spread the word!


North - Main Street
South - Brayton Road
West - Mulberry Avenue
East - Ogle Avenue
& Brayton east to Bruce

Including both sides of each street and intersection.
Residential locations include any area within these bounds.

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