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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.

Insight Eye Care

Our sponsors make the Grand Porch Party possible! Insight Eye Care is one of our greatest supporters, sponsoring the GPP since almost the very start. Their location on Albert Street is so fresh and inviting (be sure to take design notes) … Continue reading

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Our Environmental Partner: Water Without Boarders

Have you ever wondered why we’re called The Grand Porch Party? Every year, our neighbourhood music festival falls on Canadian Rivers Day and we recognize this with a name in honour of the Grand River Watershed. Now you know we’re … Continue reading

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Calling all Musicians: We need you for the 2018 Grand Porch Party!

Applications are NOW OPEN now closed for our 8th Annual Grand Porch Party! Thank you to everyone who applied! Where would the GPP be without the incredible performances of amazing local musical groups? Therefore, we’re asking musicians of all genres and … Continue reading

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Porch Party Perfection

Feels good when all the pieces fall into place, doesn’t it? Our seventh Grand Porch Party felt near-perfection, with amazing weather, super volunteers, incredible bands and a bumper crowd. So, the Food Trucks didn’t show. I guess you can’t win … Continue reading

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Seven Shores Urban Market & Cafe

Each year we like to feed our musicians to make sure they’re fully energized for an afternoon of performing. This year, Seven Shores Urban Market & Cafe has generously donated food (carefully made using locally-sourced ingredients) for all of our … Continue reading

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Durrell Comm

This boutique PR agency knows the importance of making connections, getting the word out and getting people talking about the important things in our community. It’s because of their celebration of what’s close to home that they continue to be … Continue reading

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Your Essential Porch Party Tips

We’ve compiled the following list of tips to help you get the most from your favourite, community music festival! Are we missing something? Let us know in the comments. Get the event schedule on your phone – There are 25 … Continue reading

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