Registrations open for third annual Oakhurst Porchfest

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 17, 2017

The 3 Percent’s Kate Joy (left) and Ryan Murphy perform off of Mead Rd. during the annual Oakhurst Porchfest on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Musicians and Oakhurst residents, listen up.

The third annual Oakhurst Porchfest will be Oct. 14 from noon to 6 p.m. The festival depends upon the donated talents of musicians and the donated porch spaces of residents.

Decatur Metro, one of the organizers of the event, says sign-ups are now available. This year the number of musicians and porches is capped at 200. Last year, Porchfest had 185 performances. It had 134 performances in its inaugural year. For more information about how to sign up, click here.

Decatur Metro says the organizers would like to continue diversifying the musical guest list this year.

“We’ve had great variety over the past two years and would love to keep building on that,” the announcement from DM says. “So if you know anyone in hip-hop, doo-wop, gospel, punk, funk, electronica, jazz, soul, pop, reggae, show tunes, classical, or any other genres not immediately associated with porches, give ‘em a shout and let them know: We want the most eclectic and unpredictable Porchfest possible.”

The event is is modeled after a similar event in Ithaca, N.Y. That first year of event’s Porchfest had 25 to 27 performances.

To learn more about the Oakhurst Porchfest, click here.

To see’s photos from the 2016 event, click here.

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