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Springwood Park|126 Atkins Ave, Asbury Park, NJ | Map

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PorchFest was founded in Ithaca, NY in September 2007 by neighbors Gretchen Hildreth and Lesley Greene. Over the years the concept of hosting performances on front porches, for an audience who moved from home to home, has grown with communities around the U.S. organizing PorchFests of all sizes. Asbury Park’s passionate connection to music, its beauty and camaraderie, and its beautiful porches make it an ideal town for our own annual PorchFest. 2021 is our 5th annual PorchFest! This family-friendly, FREE event features musicians from a wide variety of genres. Afternoon entertainment will include dozens of performers on porches throughout the city. Attendees will stroll from porch to porch and relax on front lawns and sidewalks as they enjoy live, local talent. A Program Guide will be available and a map of porches and performers will be posted here. This is a FREE event. AP PorchFest is completely coordinated by volunteers who believe in the power of music and understand that engagement builds strong communities. Show your support for local music, the arts, and your community by sponsoring a porch, placing an ad in the event program guide or by simply making a donation. 100% OF THE MONEY DONATED GOES TO HELP THE PEOPLE OF ASBURY PARK. Last year the money went to residents affected by Covid and to full musical scholarships to deserving kids in AP. In previous years it went to projects like building public gardens and college scholarships for graduating seniors in need. We partner with groups like Interfaith Neighbors to provide assistance for those in need. Asbury Park PorchFest is a 501 (c)(4) non-profit organization.