Jacksonville Porchfest Returns To Springfield This Fall
This November, the 6th Annual Jacksonville Porchfest returns to the Historic Springfield. This music festival will be held on November 9th from 12 to 9pm. This family-friendly, free event will feature musicians from a wide variety of genres.
Afternoon entertainment will include more than twenty performers on porches throughout the historic district. Attendees will stroll from porch to porch and “camp out” on front lawns and sidewalks as they enjoy live, local talent. Maps of porches and performers have been posted here and provided on the day of the event. Our friends at FSCJ and Bethel Baptist Church have opened their parking lots, with hundreds of spaces, to our guests. NOTE: Do not park at Bethel Baptist until after 12:00pm as they have an event in the morning. Please be respectful of both FSCJ’s and Bethel Baptist Church’s generosity by not leaving trash behind. Also, their bathrooms are NOT open to the public. Our event is also just west of Main Street. There is plenty of on-street parking.
Along the way, there will be a variety of food, drink, and arts vendors to round out your experience in Jacksonville’s oldest and original front porch neighborhood. Each year our event begins and ends in beautiful Klutho Park, with main stage performances near the historic bandstand.
PorchFest brings important attention to Springfield’s historic architecture and ongoing revitalization and highlights the breadth of musical talent here in Jacksonville. Proceeds from the event are dedicated to SPAR’s arts programming and education fund.