Grab your guitar, shut the front door & meet me on the porch!

Grab your guitar or lawn chair and join us on porches throughout downtown Guilford on Saturday, September 7, 2024, from noon to 5 pm, for Guilford Porchfest 2024: Guilford's first-annual FREE hyperlocal celebration of musical creativity and community!

Guilford Porchfest 2024

Guilford Porchfest 2024 is a hyperlocal, all-volunteer community-building event celebrating the musical talent and creativity of the residents of, and those who work in, Guilford, Connecticut: young to old, novice to professional, singers, instrumentalists…and everyone in between! The event will take place on Saturday, September 7, 2024, from noon to 5 pm, on porches in the heart of downtown Guilford, Connecticut (rain date: September 8). All Guilford Porchfest performers (or at least one member of any duo or group) must live or work in Guilford, and all porches will be “donated” for the day by Guilford residents. All performances will be free and open to the public. Applications for performers, porches, and volunteers are open NOW!

Organizers launch Guilford Porchfest 2024

GUILFORD, CT (May 7, 2024)  — Organizers, town officials, and sponsors gathered at the Grass Island Shack today to launch Guilford Porchfest 2024, a community-building event celebrating the musical talent and creativity of the residents of, and those who work in, Guilford, Connecticut: young to old, novice to professional, singers, instrumentalists—and everyone in between. Guilford Porchfest 2024 will take place on Saturday, September 7, 2024, from noon to 5 pm, on porches throughout downtown Guilford (rain date: Sunday, September 8). The event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by Guilford Insurance, Shoreline Arts Alliance, Guilford Savings Bank, The Guilford Foundation, GreenStage Guilford Live Arts, and The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.

Helping to restore a Guilford landmark!

Our Guilford Porchfest 2024 logo features Guilford's Grass Island Shack, aka “the little red shack,” which recently sustained severe weather-related damage. We actually designed the logo months ago…but when the pilings collapsed and the shack sank to its knees in April 2024, there was no question that supporting efforts to restore the most iconic front porch in all of Guilford was our charitable calling!

Guilford Porchfest is partnering with the Guilford Foundation to donate 100 percent of profits from sales of our soft and sustainable Guilford Porchfest 2024 t-shirts to repair, restore, and protect the Grass Island Shack. T-shirts are available for pre-order now, in the 3 colors at right (cool blue, leaf, and storm), plus navy, dark grey, and a red tbd, for $25 each!

Getting social with Guilford Porchfest