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MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Porchfest Grants Pass: Saturday, June 20th 2020

The Rogue Gateway Rotary Porchfest Foundation is seeking Grant Applications for our 2020 event.
In 2019 the Porchfest Foundation made significant donations to Family Solutions, CASA, and Rogue Gateway Rotary Youth Programs.
Print and fill out this Grant Application. Use the Contact Form below for any inquires.


Porchfest is a music festival taking place on front porches of historic neighborhoods across the nation, and it’s coming to Grants Pass this summer!

Porchfest is a revival of a tradition from the past, when time moved more slowly and folks gathered on their porches to visit with neighbors, family, and friends and made music together.

Come join the fun and be part of this fresh, new Grants Pass tradition!

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    Live Music

    Musicians Perform on Front Porches in NW Washington Blvd Neighborhood.

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    Family Fun

    A Fun, Free, Family-friendly Community-building Event.

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    Ride Your Bike

    Streets closed; ride your bike, bring your lawn chairs.

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    Food, Art, Raffle

    Local food vendors and restaurants, Art in Lawnridge Park, terrific Raffle Prizes.

MUSICIANS

Antonucci Collective
Artful Rain
Bobbie Ann – The Invisible Band
Chip & Bucky
Depends on the Day
Fire Your Boss!
Hannah Cooper
Howard Morlan

Jacksaphine
Jefferson Classical Guitar Society
Jerome Prairie Dogs
Jug of Punch
Maggie Brown
Midnight Big Band
Mike Stapley
Oak Street String Band
Phil King

Plainfolk
Plan Be
Quarter Past Three
Rogue Singers
Rogue Valley Brass
Jenna Monique & Karl Brake

Songbird Trio
The Elevators
The Garland Pool
The River
The Widdison Family Revue
White Oak Wood
Wildwood Station
Zombie Plowboy
Rogue Appalachian Dulcimers (RAD)

FOOD VENDORS

Rogue Roasters
Soroptimist
Sultan’s Delight
Papa Terall’s BBQ

Pita Pit
Taylors Sausage
Si Casa
Crepe Me

Event Details

Saturday, June 15th 2019 11am – 3pm

The event area will be closed to traffic, allowing attendees to leisurely stroll or bike through the neighborhood, and bring lawn chairs to sit and enjoy the music. Along the way, there will be food, drink, and arts vendors to round out the festival experience.

Click here for detailed map & schedule. (Downloadable PDF)

Thank you to Our Generous Sponsors

Porchfest, a 501(c)(3), benefits children at risk in our county.

Symphony – $5,000

Inclusion of business logo on all Porchfest materials including website, social media, event maps, posters, banner, event t-shirts

  • Signage for one porch
  • Booth in event area
  • Reserved event parking
  • Link on Porchfest website/Facebook

ENSEMBLE – $1,000

Inclusion of business logo on all Porchfest materials including website, social media, event maps, posters, event t-shirts

  • Signage for one porch
  • Reserved event parking

BAND – $2,000

Inclusion of business logo on all Porchfest materials including website, social media, event maps, posters, event T-shirts

  • Signage for one porch
  • Booth in event area
  • Reserved event parking
  • Link on Porchfest website/Facebook

COMBO – $500

Inclusion of business logo on all Porchfest materials including website, social media, event maps, posters, banner, event t-shirts

  • Reserved event parking

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Porchfest is a free music festival that is taking place on the front porches of neighborhoods in small towns and large cities across the nation, and it’s coming to Grants Pass again this summer!

Porchfest is a revival of a tradition from the past, when time moved a little more slowly and folks gathered on their porches to visit with neighbors, family, and friends, brought out the guitar or fiddle, and made music together. This family-friendly, free, community-building event, the first in Oregon, and our third year of holding the event in Grants Pass, will feature local musicians performing a variety of music genres on the front porches of historic Grants Pass homes. Porchfest occurs in the NW Washington Boulevard area of town, with the participating streets closed down to vehicle traffic.

Yes – thanks to your donations, the generosity of our sponsors, and dedicated volunteers, we are able to present this event at no cost to our guests. To help keep this event free, please consider donating, sponsoring, helping or purchasing items at the festival.
Also, you can choose to tip the performers to show your appreciation of their generosity.
In Lawnridge Park, there will be artists and crafter booths, along with vendors with delicious food. Of course, there is a raffle with many donated prices from Grants Pass companies.
Also, the Model A Ford Club vintage cars will be on display.

There will be more hours, more musicians, more porches, more vendors, and more food trucks. Stay tuned.
We advise you to bring folding chairs and blankets for seating in Lawnridge Park and in front of porches.
Most of our vendors accept both cash and credit cards, so bring one or both for food and merchandise purchases.

Yes – our route is only a few blocks long, and the streets where bands are performing are closed to make this event especially pedestrian, child and pet friendly. Friendly, well-behaved dogs on leashes are more than welcome.
We love kids and kids love PorchFest – all of our music is family friendly, and Lawnridge Park has plenty of room for a little running around.

There is limited handicapped parking in the Bethany Presbyterian Church at NW 5th Street entrance and NW Hawthorne Ave next to Lawnridge Park.

Schedules and maps are provided to visitors on PorchFest day at the festival, on our Facebook page and Web site as we get closer to the event.
Normal street parking outside of the event area is available to all. However, this is a very popular event, please consider carpooling, walking or biking to the event.

There will be various food vendors throughout the event

The organizational effort is led by Rogue Gateway Rotary, a non-profit board of directors and our amazing volunteers. Please consider helping us. We’d love to have you on our team. Contact Doug Walker, (541) 660-2178.

No. Alcohol is not allowed and it will not be sold by any vendor.

Restroom facilities are located near Lawnridge Park and on 4th Street.

Yes, at the event information booth

Porchfest Grants Pass is an annual charitable event, with excess proceeds benefiting youth programs in Josephine County. Porchfest Grants Pass 2018 was a fantastic second-year success, attracting around 2,000 attendees and benefitting youth programs in our community through donations to Maslow Project and CASA of Josephine County. Porchfest Grants Pass 2019 will be even bigger, with the addition of more musicians, vendors, porch hosts, and sponsors! This year we have chosen Family Solutions (https://familysolutionsoregon.org/), and CASA (https://jococasa.org/) to support; plus, youth programs supported by the Rogue Gateway Rotary Club.
No one does. Organizers, performers, porch hosts, and others all participate as volunteers and all give freely of their time, talents, resources, and hospitality as a gift to the neighborhood and to each other.
Musicians are free to put out a tip jar or sell their music.

Yes, there will be a raffle. Students will be available throughout the venues so that tickets can be purchased. Tickets may then be placed in the drawing boxes located in front of each raffle item where the baskets will be displayed.

Yes, your donation is tax-deductible.

Use #GPporchfest2019 for all Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts.
The Rogue Gateway Rotary Club will continue using profits to underwrite programs for youth — including donating a portion of the proceeds to Family Solutions and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Josephine County.

Family Solutions provides mental health support, creating opportunities for healing to youth, adults, and families in Southern Oregon. (https://familysolutionsoregon.org/)

CASA supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy in court and in the community to ensure that every abused and neglected child is safe, has a permanent home and the opportunity to thrive. (https://jococasa.org/)

Contact Us

Volunteer! Sponsor! Perform with your band!