The third annual Princeton Porchfest will be held Saturday, April 27 from 12-6pm.

Porchfest is a walkable music festival where neighbors offer up their front porches as DIY concert venues. Talented local performers play rotating sets throughout the neighborhood during this day-long celebration of music, art, and our wonderful community. Stroll from porch to porch to enjoy live, local talent!
Porchfest is free, open to the public, and designed to be easily accessible by foot and bike. Plus, town is full of amazing options for lunch, dinner, and drinks.  

apply to perform

Be a part of Princeton’s most musical day by lending your time and talent to a porch!

Performers donate a 45-minute set to make this town-wide festival a reality.

We are looking for solo musicians, duos, and groups of all sizes in a range of genres. Applicants are committee-reviewed and, if selected, paired with a porch.

Questions about performing at Porchfest? Let us know.

apply to host a porch

Our hosts make it all possible! 

Porch Hosts donate the use of their porches for the duration of the event. 

We are looking for porches in walking distance to Princeton’s Central Business District (~15 minute walk). Outside of ensuring a supply of power, a Porch Host’s main responsibility is to help spread the word about Porchfest and invite friends, family, and neighbors to enjoy music on their porch all day long!

Questions about hosting a porch at Porchfest? Let us know.

Princeton Porchfest FAQ

Princeton Porchfest is brought to you by the Arts Council of Princeton. We are an independent non-profit arts center with the mission of building community through the arts. Porchfest is our mission in action!

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 move from house to house while enjoying music and Princeton hospitality.

When the schedule is finalized, we’ll post an interactive map and list of performers sorted by genre, so you’ll be able to plan your perfect Porchfest day.

Applications are available now! Scroll up to learn more and access the applications for both Performers and Porch Hosts. Submissions must be reecived by Thursday, February 29 to be considered.

Porch locations are announced mid-March, but you can expect performances in Princeton’s downtown as well as our nearby residential neighborhoods. 

Yes! Thanks to the good will of our sponsors, volunteers, performers, residents, community sponsors, and donors, Princeton Porchfest is free to attend. If you’d like to help support Princeton Porchfest, you can make a donation here. It’d be so appreciated!

Princeton Porchfest will be held rain or shine. In the event of weather, come prepared with an umbrella or windbreaker. Nothing can stop us from dancin’ in the rain!

Totally. You’re 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 can plan which porches to hit.

You don’t need to bring anything, but you’re welcome to bring water, an umbrella for rain or to keep the sun off your back, and a blanket or lawn chair to stay comfortable during the 45-minute sets.

Princeton is a town for foodies! We highly recommend checking out the many incredible restaurants, bars, and cafes Princeton has to offer. Come for lunch and stay for dinner!

The Arts Council welcomes you to use our facilities at 102 Witherspoon Street.

The town has three parking garages that will put you right in the heart of the Porchfest map. Check out your options here.


Please contact Porchfest organizer Melissa Kuscin.








By sponsoring this event supporters will not only receive fantastic exposure through various online and printed materials, plus shout-outs on our ever-growing social channels and e-mails reaching our list of 15,000+. 

Sponsorship allows us to continue offering quality arts programming to all, regardless of means, including free events such as this!

Interested or have any questions?
Please contact Liza Peck.

Highlights from Porchfest 2022-2023