Got a porch? Got an act? Vankleek Hill’s Porchfest, now in its third year, needs your help!
On Saturday, July 29, the streets of Vankleek Hill will come alive with music as performers pair up with homeowners to play half-hour sets on their porches. It’s an event that has brought the community together for three years running, showcasing local talent ranging from returning prodigal sons and daughters to up-and-coming young musicians. It’s free to register and participate – just go to www.goldenhill.ca/porchfest to offer your porch, talent, or both.
But the deadline to register is July 8, and Porchfest still needs more contributors. “This is the kind of event that really depends on the people,” said Brenda Noble of the organizing committee. “The musicians, the homeowners, the audiences… Once they’re on board, everything runs smoothly.” And there’s no need to scramble: the committee will pair up musicians and homeowners according to need and distribution.
Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Admission is free; a printed map and schedule will be available, listing performances and locations. For more information, visit www.goldenhill.ca/porchfest.