This year there will be 130 PorchFests around the country. Isn't it time for greater Danbury to jump on-board?

PorchFest is a day of free community-focused concerts and celebrations literally held from neighborhood front porches. The idea was born in Ithaca, New York in 2007 when some neighborly music fans decided that a cool way to meet their neighbors was to stage a free concert on the front porch of their house and now the concept has taken hold all over the United States and Canada.

Connecticut climbed on-board the PorchFest bandwagon four years ago in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport according to the Hartford Courant. This year over 60 bands are expected to play on porches all over the neighborhood.

Imagine if you will, Greater Danbury's PorchFest 2020! Not only would this be a phenomenal community-building event but it could be customized to include one or two neighborhoods in each of the surrounding towns of New Milford, Brookfield, Newtown, New Fairfield, and Bethel.

This year, the town of Old Weathersfield has launched their version of PorchFest by hosting events at locally owned businesses instead of family homes to draw more people into the downtown area to shop and eat locally.

To make a PorchFest successful you need tons of volunteers, donations, and individuals who have the time, the drive and the organizational skills to make it happen. Do we have those kinds of people in greater Danbury? You're damn right we do!

To find out all the info about already established Connecticut PorchFests, click on the Hartford Courant's website at



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