performances on PORCHes throughout fresno’s tower district


Tower Porchfest is a free one day event showcasing performances by local musicians, dancers, artists, and makers, on some of the finest historic porches in town.

Mark your calendar, tell your friends, fill your water bottles, grab your beach chairs and slather on the sunscreen. Come on out and roam from porch to porch to hear some really great local music.



The next Tower Porchfest will be on April 28, 2023   /  10:00 AM – 8:00 PM



Porchfests across the country have become a way for neighbors to connect and build community.

In Dec, 2020, in the depths of the pandemic, co-conspirators Jeremy Hofer and Nolan Schmidt were troubled that bands, friends, neighbors, hadn’t played live for almost a year, so they hatched a plan to have a few bands play on a few porches on the block and call it Porchfest. 

News spread through social media and Tower residents with porches to share signed up their own lineups and performers.  Folk, rock, metal, punk, rap, all kinds of genres.  And performances were not relegated to just musical, yoga on the lawn, a lending library ribbon-cutting, even an all-ages drag show!  The first Tower Porchfest was held April 6, 2021 with 42 porches and 80 performances!

In 2022 Tower Porchfest partnered with Creative Fresno and held the second annual Tower Porchfest growing to 80 porches and 135 performances.



100-plus musicians in Fresno to play Tower District on same day. A Porchfest Breakdown.
Fresno Bee, April 5, 2022

As a concept, Porchfest seems ready-made for Fresno’s Tower District. 

For one, there’s no shortage of homes in the area with great porches, and at least a few weekends each spring when the weather isn’t blazing hot (or windy cold). Plus, a day of walkable (or bikeable) outdoor community concerts, curated and hosted by those in the community, just fits the general vibe of the Tower.

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Tower Porchfest is the music festival Fresno needs right now
BANDGEEEK, April 11, 2022

The idea of Porchfest — a walkable, outdoor communit

y concert of bands and mu

sicians (and DJs and whatever else) playing front porches — seems like a perfect fit for the Tower District’s general vibe.

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Looking forward to next year!!


Kudos to all of the organizers! Great job 

Awesome to be part of such an amazing community. Community paired with music for the WIN! Looking forward to 2023 


It was Awesome to say the least, I had the privilege of meeting some new neighbors. The absolute best


It was a perfect day! Lots of great entertainment!