West Bayfront Porchfest Has Live Music Covered
Visit historic neighborhood if you're feeling screened in
Prior to the middle of the 20th century, a covered porch was more a less a standard feature of a home's facade, contributing heavily to its functionality and charm. As housing demand skyrocketed postwar, they became increasingly less prevalent and less prominent among newly built American homes. We still made them of course, but we'd stooped it down a bit.
Erie homes of a certain vintage still accommodate them, however — and consequently more room for activities, such as live music. In acknowledgment of that, Our West Bayfront is set to host West Bayfront Porchfest 2020 in one of Erie's most historic neighborhoods, which betrays no lack of distinction. The event will feature several pop-up performances on the porches of residences and businesses throughout the day, courtesy of the Hagen History Center, Sam Catania Painting, The Cross | Erie, the Gem City Dinor, and Erie Ale Works.
The only costs conveyed unto you are the costs of a chair to sit in (placed to maintain social distancing and sidewalk accessibility) and a facemask to protect others from the spread of COVID-19. Chances are you already have those by now, so you can freely get out and enjoy the show(s), which are as follows:
- 1 p.m. Tommy Link (550 W. Seventh St.)
- 1 p.m. Stephen Trohoske Trio (646 W. Ninth St.)
- 2 p.m. Chelcie Gettie (535 W. Seventh St.)
- 2 p.m. Tyler Smilo (621 Poplar St.)
- 3 p.m. Ron Yarman (443 W. Eighth St., aka Fat Lenny's)
- 3 p.m. Jordy the Traveler (623 Cherry St.)
- 4 p.m. Familiar Spirit (338 W. Sixth St., aka Hagen History Center)
For those more interested in the historical aspects of the West Bayfront neighborhood and Erie history in general, Hagen History Center will offer free self-guided tours throughout the day. We could read you your Veranda Rights if you'd like, but we trust you can wrap your head around the idea of an afternoon arrested by music.