What. A. Day.

The day was hot and the tunes were hotter, and judging by the smiles we saw, the Grand Porch Party 2012 was a crackin’ good time.

A massive thank-you to the wonderful musicians, to our sponsors, to the City, and to everyone who braved the summer-like heat for a big afternoon. There were sing-alongs, impromptu parades, lots of freezies and the best mix of community you can see anywhere.

And that’s what makes the Porch Party special. You.


If you didn’t get a chance to fill out a survey on the day, we’d still love your feedback. Each survey respondent goes in the draw for a Words Worth Books prize pack, but you have to get it in by midnight Tuesday. Please follow this link to help us make 2013 even better.


We’ll be posting pics as we get them in (please feel free to email your best shots to info [at] grandporchparty {dot} com, along with the photographer’s name), but you can read a wonderful account of the day at Darin White’s great blog Makebright.

Here are a couple to get you started:

Lynn Jackson entertains the early crowd on Dunbar. (Photo: Tenille Bonoguore)

Silvia Dee + The Boyfriend win over the littlest blues fans. (Photo: Tenille Bonoguore)

Sam Nabi grooves in the garden. (Photo: Tenille Bonoguore)

Amy Carson Hunter draws a crowd on Avondale. (Photo: Tenille Bonoguore)

Our wonderful Kids’ Music Garden volunteers visit Patti Leather at the RARE Porch. (Photo: Tenille Bonoguore)


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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