Patriot Ledger: PorchFest brings over 100 musical acts to Quincy
By Audrey Cooney
QUINCY — The third annual Porchfest Quincy brought the beat of rock, pop, folk and Celtic tunes to the city’s streets on Saturday.
“It’s just completely exceeded our expectations,” said Walter Hubley, one of the co-founders of PorchFest Quincy, along with his friend, City Councilor Ian Cain.
Three years ago, inspired by the long-running Somerville Porchfest, Cain and Hubley decided to bring a similar event to their home city. Local homeowners volunteered their porches, driveways and front yards for musicians who performed free concerts throughout the day.
Performances were clustered within a few blocks in four different neighborhoods - Wollaston Hill, Wollaston Beach, Squantum and Merrymount - where music reverberated around the otherwise quiet streets.
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