Larchmere Porchfest Returns With Wildly Eclectic Music Lineup — All Free

Sat 6/25 @ 2PM

Yet another two-years-missing-in-action festival makes a welcome return this week when Larchmere Porchfest returns to the neighborhood just north of Shaker Square.

The format is the same: on both private porches along the side streets and businesses along Larchmere, a wide array of bands and musicians will perform for free, as people gather on sidewalks and lawns to listen before strolling on to the next location. It’s an opportunity to sample more than two dozen artists in one day in a low-key pleasurable environment, ranging from the jazz veterans of the George Foley Trio to the accurately described “slop pop” of young trio Grumpy Plum, from the rootsy blues of Tom Shaper & the Mature Individuals to the R&B/hip hop of Marquis Storm to the country rock of the Thor Platter Band. There’s classical, world music, spoken word, reggae and straightahead rock, with three-five bands playing in staggered time slots from 2-5pm.

Finally at 6pm, the crowd coalesces around the two headliners, with the Moises Borges Brazilian Jazz Band at 6 and zydeco-influenced Mo’Mojo at 7pm.

Still haven’t had enough? There are afterparties at four Larchmere restaurants from 8-10pm. And it’s all free — every bit of it.

Find a full schedule and make your listening plan here.

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