JP Porchfest was back in person for 2021, but Tropical Storm Henri forced the second day to be postponed until August 28.
On August 20, music could be heard at 28 different locations throughout the neighborhood from 11am to 4pm.
“Thank you to every performer, porch host, sponsor, volunteer, partner and every person involved! Thank you to our community for opening your homes to us!” JP Porchfest wrote in a post on its Facebook page following the first day of performances. “Hearts were filled today and we have you to thank.”
Dunamis Boston is producing JP Porchfest this year, and for folks who cannot or do not want to head out to various porches, JP Couchfest was also an option this year. From August 16 to August 20, performances were given virtually so people can enjoy from the comfort of their own homes.
Additionally, this year a spotlight has been placed on BIPOC performers.
“Porchfest is still open to anyone in terms of audience, performer or porch host but we wanted to make sure that we spotlighted artists who rarely have access to these opportunities,” a statement on the Porchfest website reads. This year, BIPOC performers have been centered, and performers are paid.
For more information about Porchfest, as well as a map and schedule of performance locations for August 28, visit jpporchfest.org.