Annual event to be held Saturday October 28, 2017, 11:00am – 6:00pm
Quincy Main Street, Inc. is combining two annual events, the 29th Annual Quincyfest and the 5th Annual Quincy Porchfest and Sketch Crawl to create a day-long festival highlighting the diversity and multi-cultural assets of our town. This celebration of music, art, food as well as history and culture is intended to attract families from a broad geographic area to historic downtown Quincy and the surrounding National Historic District, ultimately contributing to the revitalization efforts and promotion of Quincy as an arts and cultural destination. The festival will feature as many as 25 musical acts performing on a main stage on the Courthouse Square, as well as on porches of historic homes throughout Quincy’s historic district. There will be music variety to fit every taste from Jazz and Blues, Gospel and Opera, to Classical, Country, Rock and Americana. Large Jazz and Swing bands will perform on the Quincy Music Theater stage. Legacy School of Performing arts will once again sponsor the popular, smaller stage showcasing the talent of young performers in the area. Additionally, area artists will participate in a “Sketch Crawl,” sketching on-site throughout the afternoon. The Gadsden Arts Center and Museum will be open showing the 29th Annual Art in Gadsden exhibit and will offer free art activities for children and families. Arts and crafts and food vendors will round out the festival and visitors will have the opportunity to tour other historic and cultural venues on foot or on Segways.
The day will culminate with a Ghost Tour of the historic Eastern Cemetery. The festival is a partnership between Quincy Main Street, the City of Quincy, the Gadsden Arts Center and Museum, the Quincy Music Theater, Legacy School of Performing Arts, and the Quincy Garden Center.
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