Monday, May 23, 2016

You Get a PorchFest and YOU Get a PorchFest – Quincy to Hold Their First Jam Session This June

Go out and meet ya faukin neighbahs kehd. Quincy gets social.

The next Boston-area city to participate in organized musical curb appeal is Quincy, holding their very first PorchFest on June 18th from 1P-5P in the Safford Park Wollaston neighborhood, accessible by the Wollaston T stop on the Redline.

Ward 3 City Councilor and event Co-Chair Ian Cain, who applied for the special permit for PorchFest on behalf of the Wollaston Hill Neighborhood Association, said the free, all-ages event will “increase community engagement,” reported by The Patriot Ledger

As with any first-time gig, it appears many details are TBD or highly situational. The event ends at 5P but there could be some encore sessions on various porches, rain date is up in the air, and “the original lead singer of the Dropkick Murphys” and current Street Dogs member, Mike McColgan, is one of the musicians who could perform at the event.

But the most important piece of information we’ve found is that Quincy PorchFest hasn’t specifically told us not to consume alcoholic beverages.

"Beer and Wine? PorchFest does not have an officially contained festival area. The entire event takes place in individually owned yards and the public streets in between. When in public, you are subject to the usual laws regarding alcohol consumption."

If you’re willing to navigate a possible rocky start, Quincy PorchFest could be an entertaining few hours. You can get involved by either performing or hosting a porch by filling out the form found on the official Quincy PorchFest website and get additional details via Facebook.

Registered Performers (subject to change)

Adam Trio
Ali McGuirk
Andrew Soucey
Big Ol' Dirty Bucket
Bizzurke &I the Baby Makers
Brian Carey
Charles Delta
Chris Pahud
Chuck Whalen
Daniel Sturgis Band
Dennis Tobin
Doug MacDonald Band
Fly By Night
Four Point Restraints
Gary Mendoze
Grace O'Shea
Greg Guba
Groovy Situation
Haley Hewitt
The Hiittner Sisters
Hubley Family
Jodie Doidge
John Mueth
Jones Landing
Jorrit Dijkstra
Kelly Graeber
Lil' Miss Sofia
Michael Kane
The Mid-Night Ramblers
The Nice Marmots
Owen Kelliher
Patrick McDermott
Richie Parson's Band
The Silent Wild
Soul Box
Surprise Party
These Two
Trusty Sidekick
Up the Downs
The Vanburens
Who's Down

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