TOWER PORCHFEST: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

HOW DO I SIGN UP MY PORCH?

Porch registration is open through February 29th. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP.

After your porch is approved, you will receive a link to submit your performer lineup.

Eligible porches include residents in the Tower district who live between Shields and Belmont / Fruit and Blackstone. Non resident (business) Porches will be listed if they sign up as porch sponsors. Only porches that have signed a waiver and are listed on the Towerporchfest map are official Tower Porchfest porch hosts. Creative Fresno and the Tower Porchfest committee assume no responsibility for unlisted porches and events.

HOW DO I SIGN UP TO PERFORM?

All performers must FILL OUT THIS FORM to be added to the map. Porches are in charge of their own lineups and will select your name from a list to add you to their schedule.

LOOKING FOR A PORCH TO PERFORM AT?
Porches are in charge of their own lineups. We suggest joining and posting to the Friends of Tower Porchfest Facebook group to connect with porches who might host you.

We will also publish a list of performers who are looking for porches to play at. There’s no guarantee you will be matched up with someone. FILL OUT THIS FORM to be added to the list.

WHAT IS TOWER PORCHFEST?

The Tower Porchfest is a grassroots community music event in Fresno, California where front porches become stages, yards become venues, and radical generosity and good will rule the day. The mission of Tower Porchfest is to build community through music and art.

Tower Porchfest is much more an afternoon of coordinated yard performances than it is a conventional festival. There’s no real boss, no specific enclosed or protected area, and everything you see, eat, or experience exists only because someone decided to step up and make it happen. All of our day-of operations and oversight gets delegated to our hundreds of volunteering neighbors and thousands of guests, making every porch, porch host, performer, vendor and attendee a de facto co-creator and real-time manager of the event. The organizing committee, such that it is, exists only to manage basic front-end and day of logistics, coordinate performances, promote the day, and provide communication to all involved in support of a safe and successful day.

WHERE DOES IT TAKE PLACE?

Tower Porchfest takes place in the Historic Tower District neighborhood in Fresno, California. Made up of an incredible array of classic housing types – ranging from granny flats, townhouses, and apartments to craftsman bungalows and mansions. The residents and business owners have a unified sense of pride and ownership in the entire district that makes The Tower a true neighborhood and one of the safest areas in Fresno. The event boundaries are for porches located within Fruit to Blackstone and Belmont to Shields.
Our event is spread across the entire neighborhood, filling roughly 3 square miles.

WHO ORGANIZES THIS?

The Tower Porchfest is brought to you by Creative Fresno and the Tower Porchfest Organizing Committee, countless musicians, Tower neighbors, and volunteers.

HOW DOES THIS WORK?

It starts with a neighbor finding a performer to host or a band/performer finding a neighbor who will host them. Either way, once a match is made Porch Hosts register their connection. Join the Friends of Tower Porchfest Facebook Group to share your availability!