The 2022 Quincy Porchfest was a great success in spite of the blustery, cold weather. We thank the musicians and audience for braving the cold to play and hear some great local music.
Quincy Porchfest, a free music festival held in the historic downtown district of Quincy, Florida was founded in 2012 by local drummer Walter Kelleher and was the first festival of its kind held in the State of Florida.
Porchfest brings musicians and neighborhoods together to celebrate and build community.
This year’s lineup was Disciples of Music, Below the Dam Band, Hot Mess, Thursday Night Music Club, Ben Flournoy and Truly Blues, Mae West Band, The Heebie-Jeebies, Tallahassee Swing Band, Jerry Thigpen Trio, Rachel Hillman, Latin Soul, Hot Tamale, Ronnie Randolph, and The Centenarians.
The event was hosted by Quincy Main Street and presented by Trulieve, May Nursery and Capital City Bank. Other sponsors included Climate Control (Platinum), Marathon Oil, and Black Fig (Gold Sponsors). Partners included the Gadsden Arts Center and Museum, the Quincy Garden Center, First Presbyterian Church Quincy, Centenary Methodist Church, Big Papa’s Chophouse, and private homeowners in the historic district.
Funding was provided by the Florida Division of Arts and Culture and the City of Quincy. Thank you to all!
Quincy Main Street strives to ensure that its events are accessible to all members of the community. Quincy Porchfest, an outdoor festival, includes several venues that are ADA compliant, with indoor restrooms, seating, and entrances that accommodate persons with physical mobility limitations. ADA compliant portable restrooms are placed in convenient locations during the festival. The performances are located close together so the audience can easily use mobility devices to reach each venue. All of Quincy’s downtown area sidewalks within the festival area are smooth and stable with proper slope and detectable warning surfaces at the crosswalks. An audio app for smart phones guides the visually impaired throughout the historic district enhancing their experience at the festival.