Saturday, August 29, 2015
Noon – 8 p.m.
A Project of 50NYork Gallery
On Saturday, August 29, musicians of all genres, ages and skill levels will revive the tradition of gathering, singing and playing outside with friends and family. All are welcome and encouraged to participate.
Participants are asked to then share a photo or short video via social media, enabling all participants to experience the global nature of this event. #playmusicontheporchday
Throughout history, it has been common to hear live music played on porches, as well as in yards or on street corners. Musicians simply surround themselves with friends and family to sing and play instruments. Sadly, this tradition is being lost as more people only experience music as passive entertainment.
Play Music on the Porch Day reinstates music as inclusive, shared and participatory celebration of life.
Play Music on the Porch Day was founded in 2014 by Brian Mallman, an artist living in the Highland Park Neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. The idea was simple. People were asked to step outside and make music–any form of music of their choosing.
The idea took off. Pictures and videos quickly came in from around the world. This year, Play Music on the Porch Day is reaching out to invite participation from across the globe. Participation has already been confirmed in Los Angeles CA, Perris CA, Oklahoma City OK, Miami FL, St. Louis MO, Auburn CA, Minneapolis MN, Wheeling WV, Tomar Portugal, Melbourne Australia, and Eslov Sweden.
All are welcome and encouraged to participate. Just email (no calls please) us if you would like to participate. We will start at noon and go until 8:00 p.m and will try and include as many musicians as we can to join in this celebration of music “on the porch.” Let us know what instrument you’d like to play (and how many songs) and we’ll get back to you with a time.