Jacksonville music festival presented on the welcoming porches of Historic Springfield
What Is Porchfest
Jacksonville PorchFest: A Music Festival on the Welcoming Porches of Historic Springfield
The fifth annual Jacksonville PorchFest, a music festival held on the welcoming front porches of Historic Springfield, will take place on Saturday, November 3, 2018, from 12 pm to 9 pm. The family-friendly, free event will feature musicians from a wide variety of genres.
Afternoon entertainment will include more than twenty performers on porches throughout the historic district. Attendees will stroll from porch to porch and “camp out” on front lawns and sidewalks as they enjoy live, local talent. Maps of porches and performers have been posted here and provided on the day of the event. Our friends at FSCJ and Bethel Baptist Church have opened their parking lots, with hundreds of spaces, to our guests. NOTE: Do not park at Bethel Baptist until after 12:00pm as they have an event in the morning. Please be respectful of both FSCJ’s and Bethel Baptist Church’s generosity by not leaving trash behind. Also, their bathrooms are NOT open to the public. Our event is also just west of Main Street. There is plenty of on-street parking.
Along the way, there will be a variety of food, drink, and arts vendors to round out your experience in Jacksonville’s oldest and original front porch neighborhood. Each year our event begins and ends in beautiful Klutho Park, with main stage performances near the historic bandstand.
PorchFest brings important attention to Springfield’s historic architecture and ongoing revitalization and highlights the breadth of musical talent here in Jacksonville. Proceeds from the event are dedicated to SPAR’s arts programming and education fund.
See you November 3, 2018 in Historic Springfield!
Springfield Preservation and Revitalization (SPAR) is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated since 1974 to improving the quality of life in the Springfield Historic District. Proceeds of Jacksonville PorchFest benefit arts programming in the neighborhood.