Monthly Archives: May 2014

GPP hooks up with new app Picture This

This year brings a whole new way to enjoy, and participate in, the Grand Porch Party! Picture This, the hot-off-the-presses app made by the crowdsourcing startup Dandy, sets up unique photo challenges for the day. And it’s getting started at … Continue reading

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We agree — it IS a grand time for porch parties!

Martin DeGroot, resident arts columnist for The Waterloo Region Record, hit the nail on the head with his column on Saturday about the Grand Porch Party, and the value of porches in general. “[Porches] are not rare. But they are … Continue reading

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Hello out there, we’re on the air!

This week we’re getting our radio voices ready to sit down with Culture Soup and radio hosts Randy Johnston and Jennifer Gough! Tune in Thursday night at 8pm on CKWR FM 98.5 to hear our media guru Anna Beard explain what … Continue reading

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Whoomp! There it is! 2014 line-up announced

We are absolutely stoked to announce the musicians participating in the 2014 Grand Porch Party. It’s a mix of familiar faces and new arrivals, offering everything from bluegrass to bodhran, rock to indie-pop. And the performers are coming from as … Continue reading

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The case for volunteering

Darin White is not only a top-notch photographer, blogger and Grand Porch Party volunteer: He is also a passionate advocate for active citizenry. When he’s not attending or promoting local arts and community efforts, he is thinking of new ways … Continue reading

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Exciting news to come….

We are stupidly excited here at Grand Porch Party HQ. Why? Because we are putting the finishing touches on the musician line-up for this year. Watch this space for the announcement soon! And get your ears ready for some sweet … Continue reading

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Ever wonder how to make your own GPP?

You can find out this weekend, as Grand Porch Party founder Tenille Bonoguore leads a Jane’s Walk through the event area. We’ll chat about how the idea came to be, how we created the pilot event, and what we’ve learned … Continue reading

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