Jacksonville PorchFest is a FREE event held in Historic Springfield, a community just north of downtown Jacksonville, Florida on the first Saturday of November. During the afternoon, we’ll have over 20 performers on 20 porches throughout this beautiful neighborhood, followed by an evening concert in Klutho Park. You’ll also get to enjoy over 50 vendors ranging from food trucks to fine art. Proceeds of PorchFest support arts related activities in Jacksonville’s urban core.
Our PorchFest Headliner is Big Sam’s Funky Nation! You’ll love this NolaDelic Powerfunk band straight out of New Orleans. Their live performances are legendary, filled with blasts of brass, bursts of electric guitar, and the charisma of Big Sam, the front man who sings, plays, and dances! We hope you have your dancing shoes on for our headliner, who will close out the festival in Klutho Park.
The Klutho Park Opener is Roosevelt Collier from Miami! This blues musician bounces all over the state from festival to festival with his sacred steel guitar. He will open the evening performance at 6pm in Klutho Park.
Porch Performers (schedule to be released soon): 418 Band, Caint Never Could, Chelsey Michelle, Chris Thomas Band, Crazy Daysies, DiCarlo Thompson (D Lo), El Conjunto Tropical, Eric Carter, Groove Coalition, Junco Royals, King Eddy and Pili Pili, Mama Blue, Melodist Brynn, MJbaker, Spade McQuade, Super Martin Brothers, The Broomestix, and Universal Green. The Soul Porch and the Springfield Open Mic Porch with Al Poindexter will also be returning this year!
Kids Area Sponsored by VyStar Federal Credit Union: There will be a WHOLE block geared towards the little ones with performances by Ortega Elementary Steel Drum Band and the Douglas Anderson Guitar Ensemble. You’ll also find art activities and games along the block to help keep the kiddos entertained.
Dog Area Sponsored by BARK: Dogs are allowed all over the festival on a leash, but we wanted to give them something extra! You’ll find a water station, dog treats, a place to get some festival swag, and even a dog photo booth! This area will be near the baseball field.
204 W 3rd St, Jacksonville, FL, 32206