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ITHACA, N.Y. — The tenth edition of Porchfest, an annual music festival celebrating the vital creative community of downtown Ithaca, NY, will take place on Sunday, September 18, 2016. Performers wishing up sign up can do so now through August 21 at Volunteers are also needed to help on the day of the event; sign up at

Founded in Ithaca in 2007 by Fall Creek neighbors Lesley Greene and Gretchen Hildreth, Porchfest has grown from 20 performers the first year to 180 in 2015. And following Ithaca’s lead, there are now at least 55 other Porchfests around the U.S. and Canada, including new events this year in Lafayette, LA; Bristol, VT; Niagara Falls, NY; Lincoln, NE; Philadelphia, PA; and several other cities.

The colorful illustration for this year’s Porchfest artwork was created by Rosemary Adelewitz (mother ofPorchfest co-organizer Andy Adelewitz). It will be used in all Porchfest promotions and merchandise this year.

Porchfest 2016 is sponsored by longtime partner Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services, a non-profit community development corporation whose mission is to revitalize Ithaca’s neighborhoods, encouraging stability and diversity, and to help people of modest incomes obtain affordable housing on a long-term basis. INHS has recently partnered with Better Housing for Tompkins County, and together they are increasing quality housing opportunities for Tompkins County and beyond. More information at and

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Featured photo by Ray Wall.

Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.