Saturday, October 21, 2017

Pic(k) of the Week: Trumpeting, at Porchfest.

Trumpeting, at Porchfest

A trumpeter performs during Oakhurst Porchfest, in the Oakhurst neighborhood of Decatur, Georgia, on 14 October 2017. He played for tips.
Eleven years ago [2006] in Ithaca, New York, Lesley Greene and Gretchen Hildreth had an idea: What if we had an afternoon when porches all over the neighborhood became stages and everyone just meandered from yard to yard, listening, hanging out, and connecting/reconnecting with their neighbors?

Porchfest, the ultimate grassroots music festival, was born. 100% resident owned and operated, it’s been going and growing every year since. And in that time, other neighborhoods all around the country have taken the model and run with it. Including Oakhurst, which launched its own Porchfest in October 2015.

This year, over one hundred eighty homes opened their porches, driveways, and yards to musicians of every kind, making Porchfest the biggest and most diverse —free— music festival in Georgia.

I tipped him. (Should I toot my own horn?)


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