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Reliving the days of porch jams, smiling neighbors, sidewalk dance parties, high fives and hugs, and longing for the 4th Annual Sanford Porchfest on 02.27.21. Until then, take a stroll down memory lane with the official 2020 recap video!

 

Produced By:Shows I Go To

Music By:Cat Ridgeway & the Tourists

SPF Superjam live performance. Recorded By:Red 6 Studios

All rights reserved. (C) Sanford Porchfest Corporation and Shows I Go To LLC.

CALLING ALL ARTISTS

CALLING ALL PERFORMERS! Sanford Porchfest is now accepting artist applications for the 4th Annual Sanford Porchfest music festival taking place on Saturday, Feb. 27th, 2021.

Head over to our website at: www.sanfordporchfest.org/get-involved for more information and/or to submit an application.

Have a favorite local band you want to see rock the porch? Tag them below!

NOTE: the open call application window remains active until September 30th. Artists will be confirmed by October 30th.

#sanfordporchfest #giveback #nonprofit #bestdayever

CALLING ALL PORCH HOSTS

Want to rock your block? Sanford Porchfest Corporation is currently recruiting 2021 Porch Hosts for the 4th Annual Music Festival taking place on 02.27.21.

Go to www.sanfordporchfest.org/get-involved for more information on Porch Host duties and/or to fill out a simple application. Don't delay - the application window closes JULY 1ST. Feel free to message us with any questions.

 

Think you're not in the "exact" area, have an awesome side porch or cool carport? Don't be afraid to fill out an application! The festival feel and footprint is never fully determined until after the host applications come in.

SANFORD PORCHFEST 2021 LOGO CONTEST

Calling all creative neighbors! Submit a unique logo design for the 2021 Sanford Porchfest music festival and be the coolest kid on the block.

All submissions must:

  • Be an original design in your preferred medium: photography, paint, graphics, multi-media, etc.

  • Final art work should be submitted as a vector/eps/illustrator format.

  • Capture the grassroots feel of a music festival that is centered around our community

  • Reflect the event which takes place on front porches throughout the historic residential district of Sanford

  • Transfer well to merchandise, marketing collateral and/or social media graphics (SPF handles, this is just a design tip)

  • Come with your permission to share on social media and use as needed if selected

  • Be received no later than the DEADLINE of JUNE 22ND (send to team@sanfordporchfest.org
     

Please feel free to email us with any questions: team@sanfordporchfest.org

DOUBLE THE PLEASURE.

DOUBLE THE FUNDS.

Thanks to our beautiful fans and the hard work by all who participated, Sanford Porchfest will be donating $14,000 back to the community in the form of art-based programming and scholarships for select children. That is 2x the amount donated from 2019!

 

100% of our proceeds from the year are funneled back into the community to enhance access to and promote the future of the arts by supporting programming throughout Sanford and Seminole County. Stay tuned as we share the stories of the organizations and individuals supported by the 2020 Sanford Porchfest Scholarship Fund over the next few months.

 

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who donated, bought merchandise, volunteered, told a friend about us, or attended the event. Together, we accomplish mighty things!
#sanfordporchfest #lookwhatweaccomplished #neighbors #nonprofit #charity #wow

WOW! THANK YOU

Woah Woah Woah!! The 3rd Annual Sanford Porchfest was beyond our wildest dreams.

Thank you to everyone who made yesterday magical: our homeowners, the performers, our volunteer crew, sponsors, the artists, the officers, our media team, the City and YOU, our attendees, for making it a record-breaking year!!!

 

We love you all and are already planning the 4th Annual Sanford Porchfest. Until then, take care of your neighbor.

 

XO, Team Sanford Porchfest: Shelly, Shana, Nancy and Kim
#sanfordporchfest

FEST MAP

The highly-anticipated festival map and schedule has arrived!

There are 3 easy ways for you to navigate the festival:
1. Go green by saving this image onto your phone.
2. Stop by the Producer's Porch for a limited-edition SPF 2020 festival brochure (first 500 guests) while snagging some merch.
3. Download the Sanford365 app for a walking tour/map with artist genres and descriptions.

Start strategizing your plan of attack for the best day ever! Who are you most excited to see?

Sanford Porchfest Event Page

Hello, Neighbors! We're excited for 2020 and hope you are too. As we gear up for the 3rd Annual Sanford Porchfest Music Festival, all artist spotlights, festival information and other details will be shared within the event (and not on our corporate page), starting Monday. Use the link above & mark yourself "going/following" to stay up

to date.

#sanfordporchfest #porchspotlight #musicfestival

Introducing the 2020 Sanford Porchfest design

It was an incredibly tough choice and we are so grateful for the amazing artwork submitted for the 2020 design.

The Producers took three major needs into consideration when picking a winner: 1) how does the design translate for merchandise, graphics and print needs 2) does it compliment our corporate branding and 3) clear visibility of messaging attached to it.

While all three were incredible, we chose the below design by Kari Petchse of Color Punch Creative as the best design for our top three needs. Kari has designed graphics for major music groups such as Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Life is Beautiful Festivals, Chvrches the band among countless other projects.

Was your favorite design not picked? Don’t fret! We may have something up our sleeves for the other fan favorites 😏.

Huge thank you to all the artists who submitted!!

Sanford’s first secret pop-up concert.

We are so excited to announce that Sanford Porchfest has partnered with Sofar Sounds Orlando to curate Sanford’s first secret pop-up concert.

Join us as we blindly lead you to a unique venue where the artists are revealed onsite. Sofar shows are meant to be intimate and an immersive experience, so occupancy is limited. Get your ticket invite today. Facebook Event Link

Check out the photos in our gallery

CALLING ALL PORCHES

Every band needs their groupie. Sanford Porchfest is looking for sponsors for the 2020 festival. With this tax-deductible donation you’ll be seeing your name in lights! 

As part of our community, we’re looking for community partners who are interested in being part of the inaugural Sanford Porchfest. This event is centered on bringing together our family, our friends, our neighbors and most of all – our Sanford.

Looking to get involved, fill out this form, or email us at : team@sanfordporchfest.org

SANFORD PORCHFEST 2020 POSTER CONTEST

Calling all creative neighbors! Submit your own poster design for the 2020 Sanford Porchfest music festival and be the coolest kid on the block.

 

All submissions must be

  • Must be an original design – photography, paint, graphics, multi-media, any type!  

  • Design must capture the grassroots feel of our music festival, which takes place on front porches throughout the historic residential district of Sanford

  • Include date: Saturday, February 22nd

  • Include time: 12pm – 6 pm

  • Include keywords: xx Bands, Ten Porches, One Community (placeholder for # of bands once finalized) Free music festival

  • Include hashtag: #sanfordporchfest

  • Include webpage/FB/Instagram: www.sanfordporchfest.org  / @Sanfordporchfest

  • If your design is chosen, you give SPF permission to use / tweak as needed

  • DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 1ST. 2019

 

 

If you have any questions or to submit your design, email us at team@sanfordporchfest.org. By submitting your design, you give Sanford Porchfest Corporation ® rights to publish and use your artwork for marketing purposes, free of charge.

 

Poster designs will be voted for on our social media pages. Contest winner will be showcased on our social media / webpage and will receive a swag bag packed with gifts from Sanford’s hottest spots.

SAVE THE DATE SANFORD PORCHFEST 2020

How early is too early to start planning for the best day ever? We say never! Team Sanford Porchfest is ramping up for the 3rd Annual music fest, taking place on February 22nd, 2020. Save the date and keep your eyes peeled for more great news coming soon! 
#sanfordporchfest #comingsoon #markitdown #herewegoagain

SANFORD PORCHFEST 2019 THANKS YOU.

We're singing from the Porch Steps! Thanks to people like you, we are able to donate $7,000 worth of performing art summer camp tuition back into our community! That is 7x the amount collected our first year [WOAH]. Give yourself a round of applause -- WE did this!

 

The funds* will be allocated to two different programs:

  •  Partnering with Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, tuition fees of select children will be covered for the Junior and Senior Sounds of Broadway Summer Camp Series, which works with the children to produce a full-scale production; both programs take place at the WDPAC in downtown, Sanford

  • Partnering with Central Florida Community Arts, two separate week-long summer camp programs which introduce children to performing arts, visual arts, and music theory, as well as feeds them three meals a day will be funded; both programs take place at the Westside Community Center located within Historic Goldsboro

  • All together, we will reach 180 children that may not have had access to the arts otherwise.

 

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for supporting our mission and being the ultimate fan!

 

All our love, 
Team Sanford Porchfest

 

*Zero funds were gifted / reimbursed for administrative costs, to the producers, artists, homeowners, or volunteers. All funds after festival costs are donated back to our community.

THANK YOU SANFORD WE LOVE OUR COMMUNITY SANFORD PORCHFEST 2018

We at Sanford Porchfest are humbled and deeply grateful for the opportunity to donate all of our 2018 proceeds to the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center. During our very first year, we are able to gift $1,000 worth of summer camp tuition! This donation will fund scholarships to their Sounds of Broadway summer camp series for local children that may not have access to the arts otherwise. Thank you, all of our sponsors, bands, attendees, and friends who made this happen. We look forward to bigger and better in 2019! Didn't have a chance to donate? We are still collecting tax-deductible donations through our paypal.

SOME LOCAL LOVE

We sat down and chatted with Sumulee of Sanford 365 to talk about this amazing event we are bringing to Sanford.  Check out the full article here.

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recognizes Sanford Porchfest Corporation as a Section 501(c)(3) public charity. Our Federal Tax ID Number is 82-2988709.