Mt. Morris residents open their front porches for live music

Mother Nature did her part on Saturday for the Fourth

Annual PorchFest in Mt. Morris on Saturday.

“The weather was warm, but there was a nice breeze,” said Jeff Bold, Encore! Mt. Morris Chairman. “PorchFest is the ultimate grassroots community music festival and featured 18 musical groups, duets and solo performers on porches throughout the community. The audience picked their choices and moved from location to location, enjoying the community and four hours of freely given music.”

2021 marked the first year back for the event after last year’s event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It was great having PorchFest back this year after it was scheduled and canceled twice in 2020,” Bold said. “Crowd favorites from past years along with a few new musicians didn’t miss a beat as everyone enjoyed the day. Food was great too with a shout out to Hazels Café, Berry View Orchard, Jen’s Artisan Bread, Nelson Family Farms and Let Freedom Ring, for helping keep people fed and refreshed.”

Encore PorchFest Mt. Morris is scheduled the 2nd Saturday in June each year, which is June 11 in 2022.

Visit for additional information and to learn more about Encore! Mt. Morris. Also on Facebook as Encore Mt Morris.

Earleen Hinton

Earleen oversees production and content of 9 community weeklies and has worked for Shaw Newspapers since 1985.