What the heck is this?
It's a FREE music festival, hosted on community porches. You might want to find your favorite musician and stay there all night, you might want to wander and experience many of our 45+ musicians. You get to choose! All musicians will play from 3-8pm, with two shifts-- 3-5:30 and 5:30-8, and you can use the map to see when and where your favorite musicians play! (By the way, the event is free thanks to our great partnership with Curvo Labs, The Benjamin & Anna Bosse Trust, The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, and Sprout Design). An after party and beer garden, brought to you by Working Distributors, kicks off at 8pm near the Haynie's Corner Fountain and this year features Corduroy Orbison!
Where should you park?
Street parking is free! The area the event covers is large! We recommend locating a band you want to start with, parking near them and then wandering around! You can always take an Evansville Pedicab if you want to move quickly!
Will streets be closed?
Is this event free? Are kids welcome?
YES and YES. While there are no specific kid activities planned, kids that LOVE live music will LOVE Front Porch Fest!
Can I bring a cooler?
Coolers (even ones containing alcohol) are allowed in public spaces. Hosts reserve the right to regulate their private space, please be respectful! We request that you avoid bringing glass to reduce risk of injury. Coolers are welcome at the after party but will not be allowed into the beer garden. Attendees are expected to follow all local and state laws regarding alcohol. Free water will be available, courtesy of Haynie's Corner Arts District Association, near the fountain while supplies last.
Are there public toilets?
Yes! Port-o-potties and a hand washing station are available near the Alhambra.
Are there food trucks?
Yes! You can find food trucks at The Rathbone, on First Street, and near the Haynie's Corner Fountain from 3-8pm and then all down at the fountain from 8-11pm!
What else should I bring?
Consider small (or large!) bills to tip your favorite musicians, cash to hail a Pedicab, beverages— water for everyone, but open alcohol containers are allowed in public spaces for those over 21, an easy to carry chair, and your ID if you plan to enter the beer garden during the after party.