Historic Roser Park will host Porchfest on May 15, and will feature live music, community sponsors, and a fun walking tour of one of the ‘Burg’s most stunning neighborhoods.
Porchfest is a community-based music festival staged in neighborhoods all across the country. The HRPNA is bringing to St. Pete for the first time. This exclusive annual event combines St. Pete’s musicians, local businesses, and a neighborhood community all rolled into one. Guests will stroll the winding, enchanted streets of Historic Roser Park, as local musicians play from the front porches and yards of various homes. This year, sponsorships will directly support local musicians who are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Local musicians performing in Roser Park
This year’s musician line-up includes Adam Randall, Alex Borst, Deb Hunseder from Halcyon, Free Low, Ivy Alex, Jordan Esker, Josh Plummer, Katie Talbert, Kristopher James, Liam Bauman, Mwiza, Rebekah Pulley, Stephanie Callahan, and Tonya Floyd-Nye from The Cheaters, Taylor Raynor, The Wandering Hours, Tommy Simms and Tyler Costanzo.
Event sponsors include ACE Handyman Services, Black Crow Coffee, Cregan & Co., Frame St. Pete, Gabe Alves Realtor RE/MAX Metro, LN Woodworks, Luna Marketing & Consulting, Mother Kombucha, Mutts & Martinis, OAI Visual Branding, Salty’s Gulfport, The Big Catch at Salt Creek, and Wove Print Co.
Porchfest will be followed up by Art in the Park, a dedication ceremony of artworks by Jeff Whipple commissioned by the City of St. Petersburg for installation in Roser Park.
Food trucks, giveaways, and more planned
Mayor Kriseman and local council member, Gina Driscoll, will present a one-of-a-kind performance inspired by the sculptures, choreographed by Paula Kramer and featuring Helen Hansen French, Fernando Chonqui, Charlotte Johnson, and Jan Neuberger, with text by Sheila Cowley. Music, a food truck, and giveaways for kids will be included.
For the safety of our community, masks and social distancing will be encouraged to help stop the spread of COVID-19. For the most up-to-date information, visit the Porchfest & Art in the Park Facebook event page.
The event will run from 11am-3pm on Saturday, May 15.
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