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Napa Porchfest

California's Third Annual

What is the Porchfest?

The Napa Porchfest is a festival of musicians playing on the historic front porches of Napa. Check our Porchfest Calendar to see when the next Napa Porchfest is being held!


Musicians on the Porch

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Photo courtesy of Napa Porch Festival Facebook page
Musicians playing on the porch - awesome fun!


Napa porchfest crowd enjoying the festivities
Photo courtesy of Napa Porch Festival Facebook page
A fantastic crowd turned out for the festivities


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Photo courtesy of Napa County Landmarks
The Porchfest takes place on historic porches like this beauty






When and Where

The community, musicians, porch owners and sponsors came together to create a very memorable event.

This music festival is a wonderful combination of live music on some wonderful historic porches of Napa from Alta Heights to the Western Addition.


The live event took place on several dozen historic porches with over 30 musical acts. Hopefully this is just the first of many Napa Porchfests.

Did we mention free?

Yes, this venue was free.

If you love the idea of a porchfest, we attended the Westhaven Porchfest in Franklin, TN. Very fun indeed. Wonderful music and lovely porches.



Sampling of the Music


Kristen Van Dyke Band - Alternate rock





8 Hands Afoot - Classical 8 hands 2 pianos



Amazing Pictures from Their First Porchfest

All of these photos were taken by Rick Anderson and graciously shared on Flickr.com

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Again, a big thank you to Rick Anderson for taking all of these wonderful photographs.






Musicians and Music Styles at the Napa Porchfest

  • John Kelly & Jennifer Jekel - Duo Celtic
  • Rachel Scully - Solo singer acoustic
  • Lissette Banda - Solo singer, songwriter
  • The Sow Belly Trio - African Cuban
  • Rhythm Cats - Rockabilly, Jump Blues and Swing
  • Marie and Cedric Blues Band - Blues
  • Magnaminous - Techno synth piano solo
  • Foster Family Band - Jazz
  • The Erich Zann Band - Blues / 4 peeps
  • Donovan Jurich - Solo guitar
  • Vocal Color - Acapella 8 voices
  • Sharon Hedlund - Solo piano
  • Larry Otis and John Ruch - Guitar duo
  • Napa Valley Ramblers - Bluegrass
  • Pacific Rims - Full tilt percussion
  • Flashback - Rock and roll
  • The Slippery Nickels - Jazz trio
  • Familiar Soul - Jazz
  • Kristen Van Dyke Band - Alternate rock
  • Andrew Stanton - Singer / songwriter
  • Tommy Ti - Jazzy accordion
  • Darleen Gardner & Steve Della Maggioa - Vocals and bass
  • 8 Hands Afoot - Classical 8 hands 2 pianos
  • Deluna - Alternate rock
  • Anna Pfeifer - Jazz / funk
  • Chuck Mottern - Solo acoustic
  • Ron Bruder & Michelle Chu - Acoustic duo
  • Hudak and the Masterclaw - Duo of the riff
  • Ove the Garden - High energy duo
  • Trevor Lyon - Reggae style
  • Shilo & Bell - Original folk, bold
  • Mirror Image - Rock and roll
  • Melissa Phillips Trio - Acoustic guitar duo
  • 21GunSaloon - Rock
  • Cliff Greenwood and the Monsters - Americana/alt country/punk
  • Trio Solea - Flamenco, latin, jazz
  • Tom Overton - Singer , solo guitar
  • Frank Hernandez - Singer , piano
  • The Napa Musicians Performance Guild - Blues, jazz, folk, world
  • Residual Sugar - Rock
  • Eloquence Strings - Strings
  • Picaszy Quartet - String quartet




What to Bring to the Napa Porchfest

Just bring a comfortable lawn chair, some sunscreen, a cooler filled with goodies - and your family and friends. Be prepared for a great afternoon.

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Photo courtesy of Juliana Inman
Notice the amazing and unique trim on this front porch



Napa County Landmarks board member Juliana Inman - and also a NAPA architect - notes that Napa has thousands of historic homes and many with wonderful porches. Combine that with a fantastic lineup of musicians and voila! A Porchfest for all to enjoy.



The Hosting Front Porches

Here are pictures of many of the front porches that are hosts to the musicians.


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Big thanks to the NapaPorchfest.org for sharing these pictures with us.




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How the Porchfest Concept Began

The Porchfest concept originated in Ithaca, N.Y in 2007. One day, Lesley Greene and her husband, both Ithaca musicians, were playing music on their porch - and the idea for a porch music festival popped into their heads. Why not host music venues on porches and invite the community? What a super front porch idea.

See the list of Porchfests that we have compiled for you.


The Porchfest concept was born with three dozen music concerts hosted on various porches throughout Ithaca. That began an annual tradition. The idea has spread to other cities and states such as Somerville MA, Cleveland OH and now Napa CA.






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