Photos: Porches become party central in Milford

MILFORD — More than 60 households throughout the city turned their porches into performance centers Saturday.

PorchFest is an annual music event held across the country where bands perform on front porches in a community. The event was started in Ithaca, N.Y., in 2007, to bring local musicians and neighborhoods together and celebrate and create a sense of community.

Cassandra Schull, Milford Recreation Center marketing specialist, said they first brought PorchFest to Milford in 2019, and they had success, so they wanted to bring it back again. But COVID prevented the event from being held in 2020.

The 2021 PorchFest marked the second PorchFest, and Schull said she’s expecting the event to be a regular happening.

“It’s back, and it’s here to stay, we hope, whether it’s going to continue in the same capacity year-to-year, or evolve with the times as much as we need it to,” she said.