• How does Princeton Porchfest work? Neighbors offer their porches, performers volunteer their talents. We pair the two and performances are held throughout the community between 12-6pm, allowing attendees to stroll from house to house while enjoying music and Princeton hospitality.
  • So it’s free? Yes! Thanks to the good will of our sponsors, volunteers, performers, residents, community sponsors, and donors, Princeton Porchfest is free to attend.
  • Who organizes Princeton Porchfest? The inaugural Princeton Porchfest is brought to you by the Arts Council of Princeton with support from Princeton University.
  • What are the safety protocols? We’re committed to hosting a safe and fun music event. We will adhere to all current COVID protocols on the day of Porchfest and will update this page with specifics as we get closer to the event.
  • Is Porchfest walkable? Short answer, yes! You are invited to walk, ride bikes, scooters, and/or push strollers as you move from one porch to another. Porches will be organized so that there will be plenty to see and hear close-by. A schedule of performances will be made available in advance so that you may plan which porches you’ll hit.
  • What should I bring with me? You don’t need to bring anything, but you’re welcome to bring water, snacks, and an umbrella for rain or to keep the sun off your back. We also suggest a blanket or lawn chair to stay comfortable during the 40 minute sets.
  • Eating and drinking? Attendees are welcome to bring water or snacks to enjoy along the route, but we highly recommend checking out the incredible restaurants, bars, and cafes Princeton has to offer. Come for lunch and stay for dinner!
  • Will there be bathrooms? The Arts Council welcomes you to use our facilities at 102 Witherspoon Street.
  • Will streets be closed? No. Please be aware of your surroundings and cross streets only at marked crosswalks.
  • Where can I park? There are three parking garages in Downtown Princeton as well as lots Princeton University has graciously made available: North Garage, West Garage, Lot 10, Lot 12, Lot 1, Lot 2, and Lot 8. View a campus marking map here.
  • Is there a rain date? No. Princeton Porchfest will be held rain or shine!

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All are invited to join the Arts Council of Princeton and Princeton University for the inaugural Princeton Porchfest from on Saturday, April 23!

Porchfest is a walkable music festival where neighbors offer up their front porches as DIY concert venues. Talented performers will play rotating sets throughout the neighborhood during this day-long celebration of music, art, and the incredible Princeton community. Stroll from porch to porch to enjoy live, local talent!

Bike or walk your way from porch to porch, being sure to stop by Princeton’s amazing array of eateries for lunch and dinner!


Performer lineup is subject to change.

  • 102 Witherspoon Street

    • 12pm Jackson Pines
    • 1pm Westrick Music Academy
    • 2pm Student Strings
    • 3pm Instant Bingo
    • 4pm The Shaxe
    • 5:15 closing concert! Owen Lake & the Tragic Loves
  • 54 Leigh Avenue

    • 12pm Lindsay Jordan and the Gypsies
    • 1pm Kurt Tazelaar
    • 2pm Mimosa Watusi
    • 3pm Sawmill Run Old Time String Band
    • 4pm TBD
  • 230 Birch Avenue

    • 12pm Swansun
    • 1pm Love? Said the Commander
    • 2pm 93DCRISTO
    • 3pm Notch Phoenix
    • 4pm Eastern Function
  • 2 Mt. Lucas Road

    • 12pm Full Code
    • 1pm Valendina
    • 2pm FUNGKSHUI
    • 3pm Ophelia’s Lover
    • 4pm Lemon Glaze Band
  • 300 Witherspoon Street

    • 12pm Steven Georges
    • 1pm Dscry
    • 2pm Princeton High School Around 8
    • 3pm Burne Holiday
    • 4pm Chris Dela Cruz
  • 71 Wiggins Street

    • 12pm toth
    • 1pm CircleRoundtheSun
    • 2pm Blue Jersey Band
    • 3pm Maria Palmer
    • 4pm Paul Pessutti
  • 185 Nassau Street

    • 11:50am Princeton University Band
    • 12:05pm Princeton Pianists Ensemble
    • 12:35pm Anson Jones
    • 1:10pm Wildcats A Capella
    • 1:35pm Hot Jupiter
    • 2:25pm Josh Davidoff
    • 3pm Grecia & Thomas
    • 3:20pm Princeton Tora Taiko
    • 3:35pm DG The Artist
    • 4:20 J Paris
  • 11 Willow Street

    • 12pm Cousin Oven
    • 1pm Anker
    • 2pm Gabby Toledo
    • 3pm Greg McGarvey
    • 4pm Kaneb Andrews
  • 15 Maple Street

    • 12pm The Beagles with Olive Joseph
    • 1pm Steve (the Band)
    • 2pm Veronica Ota
    • 3pm Chad McLoughlin
    • 4pm Sober Tuesday
  • 45 Linden Lane

    • 12pm Sourland String Band
    • 1pm Grant Peterson
    • 2pm Fiona Tyndall & Friends
    • 3pm Dan Kassel
    • 4pm Chase Gray
  • 30 Murray Place

    • 12pm Alfredo Carmona
    • 1pm Lauren Marsh
    • 2pm The RPG Project
    • 3pm Drew Turock
    • 4pm The Ragtime Relics

Guardian Angel Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Herring Properties

Lynne & Joe Kossow

Palmer Square

Bronze Sponsor

Philip E. Clippinger & Melissa Marks, MD

Howard Design Group 

Lasley Brahaney Architecture + Construction

MacLean Agency

Piano Project Sponsor