Porchfest is a free music festival that is taking place on the front porches of neighborhoods in small towns and large cities across the nation, and it’s coming to Grants Pass again this summer.
Porchfest is a revival of a tradition from the past, when time moved a little more slowly and folks gathered on their porches to visit with neighbors, family, and friends, brought out the guitar or fiddle, and made music together.
This family-friendly, free, community-building event, the first in Oregon, started in 2017. This annual event will feature local musicians performing a variety of music genres on the front porches of historic Grants Pass homes. Porchfest occurs in the NW Washington Boulevard area of town, with the participating streets closed down to vehicle traffic.
Rogue Gateway Rotary Club is organizing Porchfest 2023. Proceeds will be used to underwrite local programs supporting youth, including CASA, Family Solutions, Growing Together, Maslow Project, Project Youth+, and other Rogue Gateway Rotary youth programs.