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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.

Calling all Musicians: Play the Grand Porch Party 2017!

Applications are NOW OPEN now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied! We’re gearing-up for another incredible GPP event and need amazing local musicians – of all genres and experience – to make it happen. Is that you? Great! Please … Continue reading

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Hot, fun, and a smashing good time

Well, wasn’t that a rockin’ time? Thanks to the dozens of performers, the dozens of volunteers, and the hundreds and hundreds of people who came to join us at the sixth Grand Porch Party on June 12! It’s a little … Continue reading

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It’s Party Time (almost)

Today’s the day! The Grand Porch Party kicks off at 2pm this afternoon and will fill Uptown West Waterloo with three hours of awesome music, great community, and gosh darn fun. If you haven’t planned your day yet, you can … Continue reading

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OSxGPP: Celebrating hyperlocal

Hey! I’m Sam, and I chair the volunteer committee for Open Streets in UpTown Waterloo. Our first of a series of summer Sunday events is this June 12 from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. This is the sixth year that … Continue reading

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A shout out to our musician and food sponsors!

Every year at the Grand Porch Party we rely on sponsors for a variety of different things – event related activities, paying our musicians, feeding our musicians, and more! It’s because of the generosity of these amazing businesses and organizations … Continue reading

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GPP x BRFC (take 2), special sponsor streets, and under a week to go

Once again we’re teaming up with designer and screen printer extraordinaire, Jon Johnson to bring you a GPPxBRFC collaboration t-shirt. We’re celebrating another great year of music, community, and environment right in our own front yards and want to share … Continue reading

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So who’s playing where?

Here’s the moment you’ve been waiting for GPPers – our 2016 Performance Map is live! Be sure to keep checking out 2016 Performers page for band details and profiles to help you plan your day. You’ll see there’s a new … Continue reading

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