Mapleton Hill PorchFest 2020 update

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The PorchFest organizing committee met a few nights ago.  We decided that the best and most responsible thing to do for the health and safety of our neighborhood and the broader community was to cancel this year’s event. It was a sad conclusion, but an easy one to make in light of the risk to our friends and families, porch hosts, and the bands.

This would have been the 9th annual Mapleton Hill PorchFest, and we know it would have been the best ever.  We had more than 24 porches and bands lined up.  We thank them for their enthusiasm for this wonderful event, and we hope that they will all reserve their spots for next year.  We are committed to making PF 2021 happen, and look forward to a happier, more settled future.  In the meantime, we wish good health and happiness to all for the rest of the summer and the rest of this crazy year.  We’ll be back next spring!

Wouldn’t you like to hear some great outdoor music right now???

Our beloved Mapleton Hill Porchfest is in the works for Sunday, September 20th!!

The PorchFest planning committee has already met and we are in full planning mode. Last year, we far exceeded any past event with almost 1200 happy attendees. While we are living in uncertain times, it’s great to have things to look forward to.Sunshine Canyon String Band, 2449 5th St, PorchFest 2018 (34)

So block out your calendar, start imagining what our neighborhood will soon look like with the snow gone, all the leaves and gardens full of color, and how happy we’ll be when we can become a little more normal.

Of course, we will follow the Boulder and Colorado protocols for gatherings that are in force at the time of PorchFest, but we are keeping our fingers crossed at the same time that our limitations will be lifted by then.

We have a few requests to help form our 20+ bands, 20+ porches PorchFest:

1) Are you interested in hosting a band on your porch this year? Our footprint is 9th west to 4th and Pine north to Concord. It’s simple and fun.

2) Do you know of any bands that might be interested in performing? We entertain all different styles of music, but it is mostly “acoustic” (non-amplified).

3) Please “like” our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/MapletonHillPorchFest

Any questions? Let us know!

Bookmark and regularly check our website for updates: https://mapletonhillporchfest.wordpress.com/

Dom Nozzi, Chair

Mapleton Hill PorchFest dom@walkablestreets.com

PorchFest Banners

Each year, our PorchFest Committee puts up two PorchFest banners on Mapleton Ave (4th & 9th) a week in advance of our event to promote the event. One of our PorchFest committee members has just reported that the banners have been removed. This theft or vandalism is a first for PorchFest. If anyone has any information about this, please contact us.

Thank you,

Dom Nozzi, Chair

Mapleton Hill PorchFest.

PS: Please join us for our 8th Annual PorchFest this Sunday, Sept 22nd from 1:00 to 4:15!

It is helpful if you “like” us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MapletonHillPorchFest/

Bands Confirmed As Of Today!

As of June 23, 2019, here is the confirmed lineup of performers for 2019 (this is a partial list, as we are still working to confirm the names of some of our performers)

  1. HenScratch – returning
  2. Ravenhawk – returning (new name, with some new members)
  3. Lefthand Canyon Singers – returning
  4. Misty Willow – new
  5. Haeger + Hoffman – new
  6. Kings of the Oblivion – new
  7. Pt Jazz – returning
  8. The Skinny – new
  9. Dwarf Planets – returning
  10. Aulternate Reality – returning
  11. Cottonwood – returning
  12. Two Guys Named Moe – new
  13. Chapels + Cathedrals
  14. Howling Commandos

Confirmed 2019 Performers!

Here is the confirmed lineup of performers for 2019 (this is a partial list, as we are still working to confirm the names of some of our performers)

HenScratch – returning

Ravenhawk – returning (new name, with some new members)

Lefthand Canyon Singers – returning

Misty Willow – new

Zen Mustache – new

Haeger + Hoffman – new

Kings of the Oblivion – new

Pt Jazz – returning

The Skinny – new

Dwarf Planets – returning

Aulternate Reality – returning

Cottonwood – returning

Two Guys Named Moe – new

Bands Announced for the 7th Annual PorchFest being held on Sept. 16th!

Three Story Limit 7 members performing Contemporary A Cappella https://www.facebook.com/3StoryLimit/      http://www.casa.org/groups/3-story-limit
The Road West 3 members performing Americana/Folk/Bluegrass https://www.facebook.com/theroadwestmusic/      http://theroadwestmusic.com/
Hercules Choice 2 members performing Contemporary Folk
Dwarf Planets 6 members performing Rock https://www.facebook.com/Dwarf-Planets-136423877030/     https://www.bandmix.com/dwarfplanets/ 
The Dragonwagon Project 2 members performing Jazz/Swing https://www.facebook.com/dragonwagonproject/     https://www.reverbnation.com/thedragonwagonproject 
Aulternate Reality Jazz Trio 3-4 members performing Gypsy Jazz, Swing, Jazz standards www.aulternaterealityjazz.com
HenScratch 5 members performing Bluegrass/Americana https://www.reverbnation.com/henscratch6
Sunshine Canyon String Band 6-7 members Bluegrass/Country/Pop
Three‐Legged Dog 4 members performing Americana Folk, Indie and Classic Rock https://www.facebook.com/3LDBoulder/
DeWitt Family Band 4 members performing Bluegrass/Folk/Folk Rock www.cathydewitt.com
PT Jazz Jazz
Chapels & Cathedrals
The Howling Commandos 6 members performing Folk-rock
GPS
Felonius Smith Trio 3 members performing Historic Roots of the Blues (Historic Blues) http://www.feloniussmith.com/
The Boulder Brassaholics (trumpets, trombone, horn, tuba and percussion) 5-6 members as a Brass Quintet https://www.facebook.com/pg/Boulder-Brassaholics-301234189909506/about/?ref=page_internal
Tyler Royse 2 members http://www.tylerroyse.com/
Mayhem Gulch 4 members performing Buegrass www.mayhemgulch.com
The Chillbillies Bluegrass Band Progressive Bluegrass, Rock and Americana https://www.facebook.com/TheChillbillies/
Kaleidoscope Music Studio/House of Joy Performing children’s music http://kaleidoscopemusicstudio.com/house-of-joy
 Cottonwood  3 members performing Folk-Americana https://www.reverbnation.com/cottonwoodboulder/songs  

Mark Your Calendars! PorchFest 2018 Date is Set!!

Your porchfest Music Event is Coming Again!

The date is set! Mark your calendar for SEPTEMBER 16th, 2018 to enjoy the 7th Annual Mapleton Hill porchFest, the musical walkabout that is the envy of all the other Sometimes Known as Hank and Duke 2013 PorchFestneighborhoods. Like last year’s event, which drew approximately 800 people, we’ll highlight over 20 different bands of many styles, playing their hearts out on local porches. Do you like bluegrass? Jazz? Classical? Blues? Folk? Of course you do.

Be sure to mark September 16th on your calendar and like our Facebook Page to get the most up to date information.

This event is FREE to attend and is kid and pet friendly!