WASHINGTON, DC, October 27, 2021 — Adams Morgan PorchFest returns on Saturday, October 2 with more than 60 local bands! Approximately 20 porches, patios, and stoops will become stages for the day, drawing music-lovers from around the region into the tree-lined streets and small businesses of Adams Morgan. With over 70 performances in one afternoon and more porch hosts and bands than ever before, this is sure to be the biggest and best Adams Morgan PorchFest to date!
Event patrons can pick up a music map and wristband at the event headquarters located at the corner of Columbia and Adams Mill Roads NW in BB&T Bank (now Truist) Plaza. Event wristbands are FREE and provide attendees with dozens of discounts at various Adams Morgan businesses. After stopping by the headquarters, guests can stroll around the neighborhood for nonstop musical performances from 2-6pm, enjoy lunch, dinner or drinks at a neighborhood hangout, and shop for unique gifts at local boutiques.
Performances include nearly every musical genre, including classic rock, funk, go-go, rap, reggae, blue grass, classical, and pop. Each PorchFest location will host up to four 45-minute sets, all of which are free and open for all to enjoy. The full lineup of performers is available at admoporchfest.com.
“Music is our language here in Adams Morgan, a community that fully embraces art, culture, diversity, and great music!” said Kristen Barden, Executive Director of the Adams Morgan Partnership. “We are so excited that we are able to bring Adams Morgan PorchFest back to our neighborhood this year thanks to our incredible porch hosts, bands, sponsors, volunteers, and small businesses. We truly wouldn’t be able to do it without them.”
So that we can best prepare for this safe and fun neighborhood event, your RSVP is requested but not required. Please RSVP here.
Adams Morgan PorchFest is hosted by the Adams Morgan Partnership BID and sponsored by our generous community partner, Gifted Curators. Other event partners include Cultural Tourism DC, Lars Etzkorn Law PLLC, and Pipkin Creative.
For performance locations, neighborhood discounts, and more event details, visit admoporchfest.com. Be sure to tag us on social media using #AdMoPorchFest and @admobid!
About the Adams Morgan Partnership BID
The Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District is a nonprofit organization focused on enhancing the quality of life for businesses, commercial property owners, residents, visitors, and employees in the District of Columbia’s most vibrant and eclectic neighborhood. The Partnership provides daily street cleaning, fun neighborhood events, and creative marketing and economic development initiatives. Adams Morgan is world-renowned for its fantastic restaurants and nightlife, colorful retail stores and historic, tree-lined residential streets. The American Planning Association named Adams Morgan one of the top 10 neighborhoods in America.
About Gifted Curators
Gifted Curators, one of DC’s most prominent hubs for local and national artists, combines their passions of street art, counter culture, music, and cannabis since 2020 to create a beautiful gallery setting in the heart of Adams Morgan. With a strong focus on community, Gifted Curators is dedicated to fostering an environment where all are welcome to come in and discover what sparks their creativity.
About Cultural Tourism DC
Cultural Tourism DC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to deliver memorable experiences and learning opportunities in the areas of heritage, international exchange, and humanities. Through its celebrated signature programs of Passport DC, WalkingTown DC, DC Neighborhood Heritage Trails, and PorchFest, Cultural Tourism DC works to broaden, deepen, and diversify audiences for the arts and in DC — audiences whose participation enriches the creative economy of the city.