Saturday, June 26th


Porch Stomp 2021! 

Free and participatory celebration of American folk music on the porches of Governors Island 

Saturday, June 26th, 11am-5pm 


In alignment with the reopening announcement for Governors Island, Porch Stomp is excited to announce plans for our annual festival. Porch Stomp 2021 will take place on June 26th from 11am-5pm. Set on the beautiful greenery of Governors Island, Porch Stomp invites dozens of folk bands, artists, and performing arts organizations to use the historic porches of Nolan Park as a space for performance and education, highlighting artistry ranging from traditional folk to old-time, blues, roots, bluegrass and Americana. 


Porch Stomp is a free, volunteer-run music celebration produced in association with Make Music New York, a not-for-profit that connects music makers, fans and the public spaces of New York City. Unlike typical music festivals, anyone can take part in Porch Stomp, and all events are free and open to the public. Now in its eighth year, Porch Stomp offers unique performance and educational opportunities, including concerts, workshops and open jams. Each “stage” or porch is curated and produced by an arts organization or local venue that supports traditional arts, and will represent a specific folk community in New York City. 2021 partners will include Cowgirl Seahorse, Sunny’s Bar, Live Muzic Mondayz, and more. Food and beverage vending will be provided by Cowgirl Seahorse. 


While we feel that communal experiences are needed more than ever during this difficult time, we are sensitive to ongoing safety concerns around the health and wellbeing of members of our community, and we believe this event can be an opportunity for positive social interaction at a safe distance. We intend to follow all recommended safety protocols at the time, which may include:

  • Limiting the number of performers to ensure adequate space for social distancing 

  • Enforcing social distancing amongst audience members 


We are open to other suggestions around how to best ensure the safety of our community. 


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Our Community Partners

We are fortunate to have a wonderful network of dedicated community partners. Our partners help us program the Porch Stomp Festival, as well as lead-up events. We rely on these partners to extend the reach of our network and introduce us to new artists and communities. Thank you for your dedicated contributions to the mission of Porch Stomp, we appreciate you!

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Our Porch Stomp 2021 Sponsors:
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