Press Pass: Music and community at the heart of Buffalo Porchfest

May 15, 2018

On Saturday, city homeowners and businesses will open their porches to local bands for Buffalo Porchfest. While the event offers music lovers a wide variety of options, it also serves as a celebration of the symbolic value of the porch. "Porches offer a sense of community," said Newell Nussbaumer of Buffalo Rising during WBFO's Press Pass. The event and the sense of community it inspires, Nussbaumer says, have prompted many homeowners to rebuild their porches and, in a greater sense, restore their city.

Depending on the band playing, a residence could draw a large crowd on Saturday at Buffalo Porchfest.
Credit Buffalo Rising

Over 80 musical acts will be performing on porches and stoops throughout the Elmwood Village on Saturday, May 19 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Buffalo Rising is co-sponsoring the Porchfest Street Party at The Place on Lexington Avenue. The Wicker Men take to the stage at 4 p.m. Workingman's Dead are scheduled to perform at 6 p.m.