11am Kickoff at Springwood Park with the Bryan Hansen Band

By Diane DiMemmo

September 30, 2021

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Photo Credit: Melissa Lawlor

Where else can you have free access to enjoy over 115 musical artists all on the same day? Throw in some gorgeous weather (currently on the radar) and the most accepting, supportive community around ... and you have the ASBURY PARK PORCHFEST which will take place this Saturday, October 2nd from 12-5pm. Now in its fifth year, this special event has grown substantially in size and outreach.

Jordan Modell, Dave Vargo, John Grant, Koren Whipp, Evie Task, and Kat Stafford have all worked tirelessly to bring together Asbury residents (who donate their porches) and local musicians (who are stoked to perform) for the community-at-large to enjoy. Backed by sponsors, Asbury Sunset Presents, Black Tank Design, Deana Kreher, You Can Be Found, City By The Sea Veterinary, Troppoli Law Firm, John Carroll, and Habitat for Humanity ... this experience is a labor of love that brings all harmoniously together!

Come and join everyone for this FREE event on October 2nd and you are guaranteed to have such a wonderful time that you'll be scheduling it in your calendar for years to come. 

Here is the schedule of performers:


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PorchFest was founded in Ithaca, NY in September 2007 by neighbors Gretchen Hildreth and Lesley Greene. Over the years the concept of hosting performances on front porches, for an audience who moved from home to home, has grown with communities around the U.S. organizing PorchFests of all sizes. Asbury Park’s passionate connection to music, its beauty and camaraderie, and its beautiful porches make it an ideal town for our own annual PorchFest. 2021 is our 5th annual PorchFest!

This family-friendly, FREE event features musicians from a wide variety of genres. Afternoon entertainment will include dozens of performers on porches throughout the city. Attendees will stroll from porch to porch and relax on front lawns and sidewalks as they enjoy live, local talent. 

This is a FREE event. AP PorchFest is completely coordinated by volunteers who believe in the power of music and understand that engagement builds strong communities. Show your support for local music, the arts, and your community by sponsoring a porch, placing an ad in the event program guide or by simply making a donation.

Asbury Park PorchFest is a 501 (c)(4) non-profit organization.

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Diane DiMemmo is an avid concert fanatic and former musician who snuck cameras into venues for years before entering the pit as a professional photographer. After her first visit to Asbury Park, she immediately fell in love with its music community and recognized the need for a Jersey Shore publication to highlight the accomplishments of local and national musicians through photos and press. Asbury Park Vibes has been her labor of love ever since, along with her Golden Retriever – Cooper – who you’ll often see walking Diane through the streets of Asbury.

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