Porchfest returns for sixth year

Musicians perform outside homes

PORCH PERFORMANCE Alpine Duo were one of the performers during a previous Porchfest Gilroy. The event returns on Sept. 14. File photo

Porchfest Gilroy returns for its sixth year on Sept. 14, harkening back to simpler times in American history.

Gilroyans will open their porches and share music with passersby during the family-oriented musical walkabout on Hanna Street between Third and Sixth streets. The event, taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., is one of more than 40 Porchfests across North America and Canada

and features local musical talent of all styles.

Sponsors of Porchfest include South Valley Symphony and the Gilroy Downtown Business Association.

Last year’s event featured 16 groups performing on 13 porches along Hanna Street, playing everything from blues, jazz, rock, pop, folk, bluegrass and more.

Porch hosts and musicians are still being sought for the event. For information, visit porchfestgilroy.org.

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