Porch Fest

RIAMS’ signature spring event, Porch Fest, takes place every April.
Local porches and stoops are transformed into stages for an afternoon of music, dance, and poetry that brings together neighbors, business owners, and artists in a casual and fun display of creative expression!

Through the years, Rhode Island Avenue NE has been home to a variety of live music venues, including what was once Mr. Y’s Jazz Club at 16th & Rhode Island Ave NE. Porch Fest continues that tradition as local porches and stoops are transformed into stages for an afternoon of FREE PERFORMANCE.

Porch Fest 2018
Saturday, April 14 | 2pm-6pm

Eventbrite - RIAMS Porch Fest 2018

Registration for Performers, Porch Owners and Volunteers is NOW OPEN!

PERFORMERS – Register HERE
PORCH OWNERS – Register HERE
VOLUNTEERS – Register HERE


ENJOY THE AVENUE
There’s plenty of great shopping and art on RIAMS all year round – make sure to stop into local businesses along the way!

MAPS will be available at each Porch location during Porch Fest or you can download a map from the website the week of the event.

NO ALCOHOL – unless permitted by law
*No open containers allowed! Drinking in designated areas only!

This is a RAIN or SHINE event that includes performances on porches (business and residential) that are suitable for the entire family.


Interested in becoming a RIAMS Porch Fest or Annual sponsor? Contact us to get started today! riamainstreet.org/contact-us

*Photo by Jordan Dyniewski