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Traverse City's PorchFest celebrates community, local musicians

 Spectators gather around a porch in Traverse City to listen to music during the annual PorchFest.
Spectators gather around a porch in Traverse City to listen to music during the annual PorchFest.

Now that Labor Day is past, things generally start slowing down Up North. Tourists head home, kids go back to school, and for many, life begins to fall back into more of a routine.

For the organizers of Traverse City’s PorchFest now is the perfect time to reconnect with neighbors.

Joe Beyer writes for the Northern Express and he says PorchFest is the perfect chance to do just that. It’s basically a free music festival held throughout Traverse City’s Central Neighborhood.
The 4th annual event features over three-dozen music acts across 27 porches. They include the 90s cover band known as The Timebombs, the ethnic Celtic group HAMMER'D, singer-songwriter A.S. Lutes, and the Traverse City West Senior High Drumline.

PorchFest happens this Sunday, September 11th from 1:00 - 5:00p.m. in Traverse City's Central Neighborhood. A complete schedule can be found here.

Ever since he was young, Dan has been fascinated with radio. From hearing the dulcet tones of John Gordon broadcast Minnesota Twins games, to staying up late listening to radio theater, he was captivated by the imaginative medium.