Welcome to the Grand Porch Party!

The idea: Stage a free music event to celebrate the launch of Alternatives Journal’s first Music+Environment issue.

The plan: Invite musicians to play on the front porches of homes in the Uptown Waterloo neighbourhood bordered by Euclid, William, Roslin and Dawson streets (just behind Waterloo Town Square).

The details: From 3pm to 5pm on Sunday, June 12, 2011, anyone and everyone can come stroll the neighbourhood, listening to great music and feeling the sun on your skin (or rain, if that’s the case — bring umbrellas!). Plus, this will be held on Canadian Rivers Day, so we’ll be sharing some quirky info and lots of love with our local watershed, The Grand.

If you live in this neighbourhood and would like to donate use of your porch, or are a musician interested in playing on the day, please email Alternatives Journal managing editor Tenille Bonoguore at tenille (at) alternativesjournal.ca.

We look forward to seeing you all on June 12!


About grandporchparty

The Grand Porch Party is an annual neighbourhood music event where we take over the porches, and then the streets, for some fab early-summer music. First launched in 2011.
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4 Responses to Welcome to the Grand Porch Party!

  1. Angela Yeates says:

    Would like to know exactly where the bands will be playing…wandering aimlessly around that large an area is not something that we can do easily and I’d rather go directly to where the bands I want to see are playing. (not everyone is able to walk long distances, please remember. And yes, more than 1 km is a very long distance for some people.)

    • Hi Angela, We’ll be posting a detailed map this weekend, showing you who will be playing where. And on the day, we’ll have directions written in chalk on the sidewalk too (as long as it’s not raining), so you can easily find what you’re after. We look forward to seeing you on the day!

  2. M.D. Edwards says:

    Porch Party was great yesterday! If anyone took pictures or video of Lazu Lie playing at 71 Alexandra from 3-4, we would very much appreciate if you sent them to lazulieband@gmail.com.
    Thanks so much!

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