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June 17th, 2023 on Governors Island

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Porch Stomp 2023! 

Free and Participatory Celebration of Folk Music and Dance

on Governors Island 

Saturday, June 17th, 11am-6pm 


Porch Stomp is excited to announce plans for our annual festival, which will take place on June 17th from 11am-6pm. Set on beautiful Governors Island, Porch Stomp invites over one hundred folk bands, artists, and performing arts organizations to use the greenery of Nolan Park and Colonel’s Row as a space for performance and education, highlighting artistry ranging from traditional folk to old-time, blues, Cajun, Irish, bluegrass and Americana. Now in its tenth 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. 2023 partners will include the Irish Arts Center, Big City Folk, Cowgirl Seahorse, Sunny’s Bar, Brooklyn Contra, and more. Food and beverage vending will be provided by Cowgirl Seahorse. Participatory activities include old-time, bluegrass, and cajun jams, a contradance workshop, and more! 


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.


Getting to Governors Island


Further information available at: 

Press contact: Theodora Boguszewski 


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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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