Penn Branch resident and SE Porchfest volunteer organizer, Ayanna Smith announced today the first Porchfest to be held East of the Anacostia River, Sunday, May 20, 2018, from 1pm-6pm in Penn Branch. Porchfests are mini-concerts on front porches. Local Business Improvement Districts (BIDS) in other DC neighborhoods have hosted annual Porchfests, including Adams Morgan and Rhode Island Avenue. However, there has not been a music festival of its kind East of the River.
“Penn Branch and Hillcrest have beautiful stately homes with front yards and large porches, mixed with a rich history and tons of hidden talent,” said Porchfest organizer, Ayanna Smith. “We have all of the elements of a perfect Porchfest. It is also a great way for undiscovered talent to garner visibility.”
The goal is to have six-to-eight bands perform three-to-five songs each, throughout the day.
Other DC Porchfests have been supported by local BIDS, however, the SE Porchfest is being organized by volunteers, solely. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Updates can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @porchfestdc.