A BRIEF HISTORY 

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Porch Stomp was founded in 2014 by Nicholas Horner as a part of the 2014 Make Music New York Festival. Featuring a variety of acts and institutions, Porch Stomp immediately became recognized as a hub for cross-genre folk musicians and folk music lovers to share in celebration a day of music and fun. Today, Porch Stomp has expanded to include over 200 acts and functions by way of a 100% volunteer-run team of artists and community builders. Porch Stomp is fiscally sponsored by Make Music New York, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; all contributions are 100% tax deductible. 

Meet The Team

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Theo Boguszewski
Producer & Curator

Community organizer, aspiring fiddler, occasional bartender

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Nicholas Horner
Producer & Curator

Musician and community builder.  Loves Cats.

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Saundra Malanowicz
Volunteer Coordinator

A regular square dancer, fiddle player and flatfooter around town

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Shane Walton
Volunteer Coordinator

Buildings by day. Banjo by night.

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Kathy Grabarczyk
Press Liaison

Making music with hands and feet, crafting sentences with a pen. ​

Our Artist Curators

Hilary Hawke
Hilary Hawke
Daniela Muhling
Daniela Muhling
Megan Downes
Megan Downes