8th Annual Binghamton Porchfest Strikes a Chord on the West Side

Residents of Binghamton’s West Side neighborhood are mowing their lawns and moistening their reeds in anticipation of Binghamton Porchfest 2023, back for an eighth year next Sunday, August 27, from noon to 7 p.m.@media(min-width:0px){#div-gpt-ad-nysmusic_com-medrectangle-3-0-asloaded{max-width:300px!important;max-height:250px!important}}

Porchfest invites thousands of community members each summer for a free afternoon of live music performed from the residential porches, stoops, and yards of the Abel Bennett Historic Tract. The 2023 festival features 162 local and regional bands performing at 63 host locations, showcasing folk music alongside hip-hop, worship music next door to heavy metal, high schoolers covering Lou Reed, retirees singing Beyonce, classical, jazz, opera, country, and punk.@media(min-width:0px){#div-gpt-ad-nysmusic_com-medrectangle-4-0-asloaded{max-width:336px!important;max-height:280px!important}}

Food vendors and restroom locations dot the neighborhood and a free shuttle traverses the perimeter of the roughly quarter square mile

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