How does Porchfest work?

Neighbors offer their porches, performers volunteer their talents. We pair the two and performances are held throughout the neighborhood between 12 and 5 pm, allowing guests to stroll from house to house to be entertained by musicians and singers while enjoying our our hospitality and the architectural styles of the homes in our historic neighborhood.

Who organizes this event?

This event is organized by a special events planning committee comprised of Dunleath neighbors and appointed by the neighborhood’s board of directors. It is funded by t-shirt sales and donations.

Where is the Dunleath Neighborhood?

The Dunleath Neighborhood is near downtown Greensboro just off Summit Avenue, Yanceyville Street, and Bessemer Avenue. 

Where can i park?

Visitor parking will be available at Swann Middle School and at the Women’s Resource Center. Look Please use these areas as very limited street parking is available throughout the neighborhood. 

Food Vendors at Dunleath Porchfest

Food Vendors at Dunleath Porchfest

Do the musicians get paid?

No. All planning and participation is done on a volunteer basis. Admission is free, and food vendors are invited to participate free of charge. For the Dunleath Neighborhood, it serves as a gift to the neighborhood and to the community. There will be tip jars at each porch and at Sternberger Park for attendees to show their appreciation of the generosity of performers. Performers are also free to sell their cd’s and other merchandise at the event.

Who can come?

All are welcome! Dunleath Porchfest is family-friendly, with a variety of music and performances that should appeal to all tastes. There may even be something new to discover! And this year’s event features youth performers; so bring the kids for inspiration.

Will you be closing streets?

All neighborhood streets will remain open throughout the event and will be shared by cars, bicycles, and pedestrians. So please use caution and patience when driving, biking, or walking.

Is there an admission charge?

This event is totally free except for what you choose to spend on food, t-shirts, or tipping the performers to show your appreciation of their generosity.

Is there a map or schedule?

Printed event maps will be available on event day at the information tent as well as at each participating porch. An interactive Google map listing performance times and locations, and information about each performer can be found at this link, or by clicking the map at the bottom of the page.

What’s New This Year?

This year’s event will include a “Kids Track” featuring three young musicians, ages 8, 9, and 16, who’ll be performing. The Kids Track will also include an activity for kids to make a banjo or a guitar. Check out the Kids Track on the map, and bring the kids to hear the performances!

Is there a hashtag?

Use #dunleathporchfest or #neighborsmusiccommunity for all Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts.