Binghamton’s Porchfest This Sunday
The 4th annual Binghamton Porchfest will be taking place on Binghamton's West Side this Sunday from noon until 7 p.m.
What is Porchfest? According to the Binghamton Porchfest website, it's a free celebration of music, togetherness, and community. Basically, there are hundreds of individual musicians that play for free throughout the neighborhood. People volunteer to have bands play on their porch, in their yard, or in their driveway, and some businesses get involved as well. It is a very cool concept. You can walk from one location to the other to hear all different types of music. From Riverside Drive to Main Street, you will hear music coming from just about every side street in between. The full schedule of bands and the addresses they will be playing at is available on the Binghamton Porchfest website.
Some of the Bands playing include Wreckless Marci, Hot Dogs and Gin, Tijuana Danger Dogs, Dirt Farm, Krooked Knuckles, and over a hundred other acts. The schedule posted here is subject to change and they ask that you respect the neighborhood. Do not trespass on non-participating properties. Alcohol consumption is allowed on private property only, but open container laws do apply.
According to the Binghamton Porchfest website, Ithaca invented Porchfest in 2007. Since then, over 100 similar Prochfest type festivals have popped up all across the U.S. and Canada.
It's a pretty cool way to spend a Sunday afternoon. And if you want a laugh and have time, check out the most frequently asked questions page on their website.
[via Binghamton Prochfest]