MIDTOWN #KC   ||   KANSAS CITY, MO 
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Kansas City's Original PorchFestKC is a community music celebration featuring more than 150 amazing and talented regional bands on 68 front porches of beautiful Midtown homes. This 5th year event will take place in three diverse neighborhoods in 2019: Roanoke, Union Hill, and Longfellow. Music will also be in the historic Union Cemetery. Join us for one afternoon of free, family-friendly Kansas City greatness!

MAP TIME!

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PDF is sized to 11x17 paper. Copies will be available in each neighborhood the day of the event. 

WHAT NOT TO BRING

COOLER: No coolers, please. Plus, they slow  you down! Thank you!

PETS: Just a thought - crowds, traffic, shuttle buses, scooters, bikes, 6-hours, etc. 

WHAT TO EAT

Roanoke Area
Union Hill Area
Longfellow Area

PARKING GUIDANCE

ROANOKE:

  • Street parking. Consider Roanoke Park and surrounding surface streets. 

  • Summit Street allows street parking on weekends. 

 

NOTE: This neighborhood has the most available street parking of the three areas. 

LONGFELLOW:

  • 31st @ Gillham Rd: SE corner lot at El Torreon

  • 30th @ Troost Ave: SE corner lot, between Operation Breakthrough & Wonder Flats & Shops

  • 25th btwn Charlotte & Campbell Streets: N side of 25th. UMKC Pharmacy & Dental school -- surface lots ONLY. Do not enter the garage. Use only unmarked spaces.

  • Both 27th St (Troost to Holmes) & Troost Ave (31st to 25th) have plentiful street parking.

 

AVOID!! Do NOT attempt to drive/park on Campbell or Charlotte Streets. 

Spread the Word

It takes a village to invite the village. Please help spread the word to your network. Print flyers (legal size) to put up in your office, coffee shop, etc. Or grab an Instagram orFacebook image and start sharing! 

Please use the #PorchFestKC hashtag with social sharing.

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Printable Flyer
(legal size)

WHAT TO BRING

CASH: Please tip each band you hear! It's their compensation. Please be generous -- the world needs musicians (and food trucks!)

YOUR VILLAGE: PorchFestKC checks all the boxes. Outside. Free. Unexpected surprises. Live music. Exploring. Easy transit. 

COMFORT: Travel light but be comfortable! PorchFestKC is rain or shine. (A lot of) music keeps going even if it rains.

GETTING AROUND

WITHIN A NEIGHBORHOOD: Download Drop Mobility's app and add the discount code PORCHFESTKC to get your first 20 mins free on an electric bike or scooter. $15 secures a bike or scooter all day!

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BETWEEN NEIGHBORHOODS: Thanks to our sponsor RideKC, FREE shuttles will run all afternoon to get you between neighborhoods. Park once -- partake in it all.

The route circles the outer edge of Longfellow and Union Hill areas, stopping at marked stops. (See map) Stops include the entrance to Union Cemetery before going to Main St. The route will follow 31st west to Broadway, Broadway south to Valentine Rd., Valentine Rd. to Summit, Summit south to 39th St., 39th St west to Roanoke, and Roanoke north to Summit, before reconnecting back to Valentine Rd.  and heading back to the Union Hill and Longfellow neighborhoods.

UNION HILL:

  • Street parking along Main Street. Focus on being close to 30th St. The best on-foot entrance from Main St. is at 30th.

  • Parking lot on the north side of 31st St @ Walnut St/Grand, across from KCPT. 

  • Street parking along 27th St, with a shuttle stop between Grand and McGee.

  • Surface lot at SE corner of Gillham @ 31st.

  • Early arrivals will find street parking in Union Hill. Late arrivals should pursue Main St, or alternatives.

AVOID!! Streets are narrow. Mid/Late festival arrivals should NOT attempt to drive into the specific streets of Union Hill (Walnut, Grand, McGee, DeGroff, or Oak Sts). 

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via PayPal or directly: PorchFestKC@gmail.com

Our Amazing 2019 Sponsors
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PorchFestKC is a pretty simple concept. Bands perform on front porches of homes. Attendees listen from yards and sidewalks, wandering from porch to porch, enjoying dozens of bands performing different genres, all acoustic or near-acoustic. It's free, and you should plan to join us! It will make you happy!

ABOUT PORCHFESTKC

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The deadline has passed for potential porch hosts to apply. What you should know is that we will be putting music on porches across 3 neighborhoods this year, and it each neighborhood will feature a wide variety of music. Please plan accordingly! 
Information for porch hosts is here. 

PORCH HOST INFO

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As in years past, we are eager to include food trucks. If you meet the requirements to operate in KCMO, and wish to participate in this 6-hr event, we would love to hear from you. PorchFestKC typically draws 5,500-6,000 attendees. Email us at PorchFestKC at gmail.

BRING A FOOD TRUCK

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Local media (and beyond) has been extremely generous over the years, and we're so thankful. Look back at some of the coverage PorchFestKC has received.

PRESS COVERAGE

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Band application is closed, however there is still plenty of time to get excited about the music that is coming! Bands who have registered range from Americana to classic country to rap to Hawaiian, zydeco and pop. Performers are registered from the 5-state area, and it's going to be great! 
Information for performers is here

BAND INFORMATION

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PorchFestKC is free to attend, making it accessible for all. But there are real costs organizing this event. If you are able to support it, that support is tax-deductible. PayPal, Venmo or checks are welcomed. Learn more.

BECOME A SPONSOR

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The needs are many, but simple. If you'd be willing to help make PorchFestKC run smoothly, we'd welcome your help! A few hours makes a huge difference! Learn more here.

VOLUNTEER TO HELP

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Attendees have captured and shared some photos, and a little bit of video, in the previous years of the Original PorchFestKC. Take a little look back.

MEMORY LANE

COMMUNITY
MUSIC
CELEBRATION