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  • Canopy Room, Bow Market 1 Bow Market Way, #32 Somerville, MA 02143 (map)


Bow Market joins in on the PorchFest fun - we’ll be celebrating market-wide and so can YOU by drinking freely around our outdoor courtyard or sip ‘n shop our fab retailers. Be sure to make a stop at Bow during this special day in the streets of Somerville - Canopy Room will be Coachella’d out and we’ll have White Claw Hard Seltzer cans & cocktails galore ;)

Musicians and bands throughout Somerville will celebrate and utilize an underused public venue: The Porch.  Acts—ranging from bollywood funk, cosmic americana, killer blues, Moroccan, Balkan, gospel, American space rock and clawhammer banjo—will serenade passersby from porches throughout Somerville. 

Parking restrictions will be relaxed in residential areas from 12 to 6 pm.

In 2011, the Council created a decentralized music festival--Porchfest.  Perhaps you’ve sat on your porch and overheard a neighbor strumming guitar on another porch?  Porchfest takes this idea and multiplies it. This is not a festival per se but rather a community event where Somervillians share their love of playing and listening to music.  Think of Somerville Open Studios, which is for visual artists, but for music. 

Earlier Event: May 10
VELVET: Unwind + Dance
Later Event: May 12