PorchFest offers variety of music


AAA Insurance Carmel PorchFest is set for 1 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 15. Carmel held its first PorchFest in 2014, becoming the first city in Indiana to hold one.

The first PorchFest was held in Ithaca, N.Y. in 2007 and has grown each year.

The musical acts range from acoustic to electric and solo to ensemble in a free family friendly event. There will be performances on 19 different porches. Sets are all 45 minutes.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

The PorchFest area is on 1st Avenue NW and 2nd Avenue between 1st Street NW and 6th Street NW in Old Town Carmel. The area is between Range Line Road and the Monon Trail and north of Main Street and south of 136th Street/Smokey Row Road.

The PorchFest area will be open to foot traffic only. Residents who live in the area are encouraged to avoid driving if not necessary during the event for the safety of festival participants. No on-street parking will be allowed from 6 p.m. Sept. 14 to 6 p.m. Sept. 15.

Parking is available at Sophia Square garage and Indiana Design Center garage and along Range Line Road.

Pets must be on leashes.

For maps and band schedules, visit carmelporchfest.org.