Carmel PorchFest is a family-friendly event that is free and open to the public. The 2014 Carmel PorchFest took place on September 14, 2014 from 1-5 PM in the Arts District. Featured will be a variety of musical acts ranging from acoustic to electric, solo to ensemble from a wide variety of musical genres that will perform live on neighborhood porches. All participants, including bands, homeowners and organizers, are comprised of volunteers from the Carmel and surrounding areas.
Mayor Jim Brainard says of the concept, “What I’ve heard from other mayors around the country in cities that host similar PorchFest events, is that they are a wonderful way to celebrate neighborhoods and support local musicians. We believe this event will be an excellent addition to our already active events schedule, but rather than highlighting Main Street, we’re highlighting other lesser known streets in the district to show the great uptown neighborhood that comprises the Arts & Design District.”