Dunleath Historic Neighborhood is a unique community in Greensboro and in keeping with that has a unique neighborhood event, Porchfest.
Dunleath Neighborhood is northeast of downtown Greensboro just off Summit Avenue, Yanceyville Street and Bessemer Avenue.
Porchfest will be held Saturday, June 11 from noon to 5 p.m.
During Porchfest neighbors in the Dunleath Historic Neighborhood provide their porches and musicians volunteer their talents. Guests are invited to stroll from house to house to enjoy the musical performances on the porches of the historic homes and Dunleath hospitality in a festival-like atmosphere. Most performances last about 45 minutes. Blankets or chairs are recommended for those who prefer to listen to music sitting down.
Dunleath Porchfest is a grassroots event that celebrates performing arts, a sense of community and local history.
Porchfest 2022 will feature 49 performance groups including folk, country, rock, pop, bluegrass, jazz, blues, Latin classical and more.
Ten performances will feature youth performers as part of Kid’s Track, many are from the Music Academy of North Carolina.
And there will be plenty to eat. Food vendors will include Ghassan’s Food Truck, Tac Bros, Over the rainbow Kettle Corn and My Brother’s Cookies.
There will be a free instrument-making activity for kids where they can make a guitar or banjo.
Event T-shirts will be for sale with proceeds from the sales benefitting Dunleath Porthfest.
The final performance of the day won’t be on a porch, but will be in Sternberger Park beginning at 4:15 p.m.
Parking will be available at Swann Middle School on Cypress and Yanceville streets and the Women’s Resource Center on Summit Avenue. The streets remain open during Porchfest, but drivers are cautioned to be prepared to share the streets with pedestrians and cyclists. On street parking is extremely limited so the best option is to park and walk.