It started last November. For one somewhat soggy Sunday afternoon, the SoGlo (South of Gloucester) area of Brunswick was transformed into one giant musical performance venue. People volunteered their front porches, musicians donated their time and food trucks showed up in city squares. And the party known as PorchFest commenced.
It’s happening again. From noon to 6 p.m. on Nov. 10, more than 50 bands, musical acts and even a belly dancing troupe, will perform on more than 40 stages throughout Brunswick’s Historic District.
Angie Young, one of the organizers of the event, said that attendees will be able to find information, including printed maps, event swag, including T-shirts, hats, doggie bandanas and coozies, and other assistance at Brunswick Manor on Egmont Street, overlooking Halifax Square.
The free, family and pet-friendly event is put together entirely by volunteers, who have been working tirelessly for the past several months lining up porches, bands, food trucks and public safety personnel. Even free events incur costs, said Young, and proceeds from the sale of PorchFest goods will be used to offset overhead, including printing, permits and portable toilets.
Refreshments will be available from food trucks in Halifax Square.
Young said attendees should park downtown and either walk or ride their bicycles to various stops, where they will hear a wide array of music.
“We have country, bluegrass, rockabilly, oldies, modern, 80s music, jazz and belly dancers,” she said.
For details, or to volunteer, visit brunswicknpa.org/porch-fest/