So, what do you mean by a free event? South Wayne PorchFest is a free d.i.y. community music festival. No one is charged to attend and no one is paid to perform or host. We do appreciate the generous spirit of all who participate and attend.
Who are these musicians? We have a wide variety of musical acts. Please see our amazing performers on the Musicians page.
Will there be food trucks? As this is our second year, we are keeping it simple. We do encourage you to bring a picnic or patronize the terrific places to eat in Wayne. Various local school organizations will be setting up small stands along the festival route for you to pick up a snack.
Where is a map showing the location of the various musical acts? A map and online schedule to your favorites for convenient access. If you do not wish to be ruled by our internet overlords – no problem, a printed map will also be available at various entry points to the South Wayne PorchFest.
Where does this take place? On St Davids Rd from the corner of St. Davids and Orchard Way to the corner of Windermere Ave. and Louella Ave. In addition, the eastern-most block of Midland Ave. between Pembroke Ave. & St. Davids Road will host performances. These streets will be closed to motor vehicles. That’s a beautifully walkable 6/10th of a mile of music from Noon to 5 p.m.
Is this a family friendly event? Of course, it is! We wouldn’t have it any other way. All ages are encouraged to come, stroll, and enjoy the various musical genres.
Are there restrooms? Yes, there are! Our great neighbor, St. Katharine’s School has generously agreed to let the attendees to use their restrooms. The entrance is on Windermere Ave. We ask that you please be respectful and appreciative of their kindness.
Parking? We do encourage every one within walking distance to please put on comfy shoes, sandals, sneakers etc. and stride on over. (All the better to get to your 10,000 steps per day.) Also, please see the map for available parking in the near vicinity. And see Wayne's parking options for its business district.
What should I bring to to maximize my listening pleasure? Here are our suggestions:
- Maybe a wagon for the wee ones?
- Pack something to quench your thirst from the hot sounds of the day or purchase some refreshments from a local eatery.
- Remember the restrooms are at St Katharine’s School on Windermere Ave.
- Should the weather require, please bring a hat, sunglasses, and wear sunscreen. (We know; somethings are obvious! )
- Enjoy the music (new and old); meet friends and neighbors (new and old).