The band 25 Cent Habit performing their original song 'Revolution' at last year's PorchFest. (Photo CC Bissett)
ROCHESTER - The Rochester Performance and Arts Center (RPAC) will be hosting PorchFest, an annual outdoor music festival, on Sunday, September 25th from 12-5pm, in downtown Rochester.
PorchFest features more than 30 bands. from around the region. Bands are placed on outdoor stages throughout the downtown and attendees are encouraged to walk around and experience a wide variety of genres. RPAC is also planning to have food, vendors, and dancing in the Bernier Insurance parking lot.
Participating restaurants and retail shops will be offering specials and discounts to attendees wearing all-access bracelets. All-access bracelets are only $10 and can be purchased online or in person during the event.. The all-access pass will also gives you access to the after-party at The Garage, at The Governor's Inn.
Visit www.rochesteroperahouse.com/porchfest22 to learn more. The event is sponsored by Rochester Main Street, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Proceeds raised from this event directly support music scholarships for under-served students at the Rochester Performance & Arts Center.
As Dan Copeland frontman for the band 25 Cent Habit says "Hope to see You there!"
Out and About this weekend and enjoy the local music scene!
Pete Peterson will be at the Lilac City Grille in Rochester NH, 6-9 pm
Frank McDaniel will be at the Garage at the Governor's Inn in Rochester NH, 6-9 pm
Devin Berry will be at the Spaulding Steak and Ale in Rochester NH, 6-9 pm
Terri Collins will be at the American Legion in Rollinsford NH, 5-8 pm
High and Dry will be at Mitchell Hill BBQ in Rochester NH, 6-9 pm is
Lewis Goodwin will be at Porters Pub in Rochester NH, 6:30-10:30 pm
Rosie will be at the Garage at the Governor's Inn in Rochester NH, 7-11 pm
American Ride will be at the Lilac City Grille in Rochester NH, 7-11 pm
The Side Gig will be at the Wolves Club in Sanford ME, 8pm-12 midnight
Terri Collins will be at the American Legion in Somersworth NH, 8-11 pm
The Big Picture will be at the Red Parker in Glenn NH, 8-10 pm
Henry Goodwin will be at Porters Pub in Rochester NH, 6:30-10:30 pm
Queen City Soul will be at the Lilac City Grille in Rochester NH, 7-10 pm
Bad Penny will be at the Garage at the Governor's Inn in Rochester NH, 7-10 pm
Rosie will be at Trains Tavern in Lebanon ME, 7-11 pm
Cannabis Metal Mayhem Festival 8+ Bands at Charleez Hill in Lebanon ME, starting at 12 noon
Dan Walker will be at the Lilac City Grille in Rochester NH, 11am-2 pm
PorchFest 2022 - Hervey's Tire Stage Downtown Rochester will have Mystic Angel 11:15 am, Wreckless Child 12:15 pm, Daisy Cutter 6 1:15 pm, The Melodies from Ghost Road, 2:15 pm, Stiletto 3:15 pm, Tantric 4:30 pm. Over 30 Bands scheduled to play... Visit www.RochesterOperaHouse.com/PorchFest22 to learn more. $10 bracelets
Aunt Peg will be at the PorchFest after party held at the Garage at the Governor's Inn in Rochester NH, 5:30-8:30 pm.
The Side Gig - Unplugged will be at Bentleys Saloon in Arundel ME, 5-8 pm
And here is what else is going on in the Greater Rochester area...
Wednesday's are Acoustic nights at the Spaulding Steak & Ale, at the Governor's Inn in Rochester NH, check their website for who is playing next! www.governorsinn.com
Open Mic Jam Nights...
Every other Wednesday at Mitchell Hill BBQ in Rochester NH, starting at 5 pm
Thursdays at The Hawgs Pen in Farmington NH, starting at 7 pm
Thursdays at the Back Street in Sanford ME, 6-10 pm
Tuesdays at the Lilac City Grille in Rochester NH, starting at 6:30 pm
Thursdays at Mitchell Hill BBQ in Rochester NH, starting at 6 pm
Every other Thursday at the Governor's Inn in Rochester NH, 7-10 pm
Don't forget to give a big tip to the hardworking waitstaff and musicians when you are Out and About this weekend! 💃🏼
CC Bissett is a longtime Rochester music scene aficionado. She lives in Lebanon, Maine. You can contact here at firstname.lastname@example.org
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