PorchFest to Return June 25

The Reading PorchFest Committee announces the return of the popular music festival, this year slated for Saturday, June 25.

PorchFest is just as the name implies. It is an afternoon of music literally on porches or, maybe, driveways or front lawns all over town. As in past years, the organizers are looking for as much diversity in the types of music as possible: anything from jazz to pop to rock, country, rap, and anything in between.

The website, ReadingPorchFest.com, is up and running with information, and within two weeks, the registration site for both musical acts and host venues will go live. News and announcements also can be found on the Reading PorchFest 2022 Facebook page.

The PorchFest tradition in Reading sprang from the town’s 375th anniversary in 2019. It was so popular that it was decided to make it a permanent part of the local cultural scene. That first edition was held in June during the anniversary festivities. The pandemic caused the second year’s festival to go virtual in a special presentation on RCTV, Facebook, and Youtube over the Fourth of July weekend. In 2021, the pandemic again caused problems, delaying PorchFest until the fall, but this year it springs back to its roots in June.

In keeping with the tradition of PorchFests everywhere, the Reading event is an all-volunteer affair: from the bands and the host porches to the organizers.

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