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OUR STORY

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Sanford Porchfest Corporation started in a dining room within the historic district on a hot summer day in June of 2017. Around the table sat four women – Nancy, Shana, Kim and Shelly – each determined to create an unforgettable experience for their city.

 

After studying the originating festival in Ithaca, NY (curated in 2007), they decided Sanford was more than worthy of being included on the list of national Porchfest events. Putting pen to paper, ideas began to flow and Sanford Porchfest was born over a few glasses of homebrewed Pineapple Cider. 

They refer to Sanford Porchfest as an event FOR the community, BY the community, tirelessly donating their time and attention to bringing Sanford Porchfest to life year after year. Each Producer has a full-time career and two are mothers to young children, oftentimes seen engaging with the community at the festival.

Since the launch of the inaugural festival (2018), Sanford Porchfest has taken flight. This grassroots event has been recognized by the readers of Orlando Weekly as the Best Music Festival (2021, 2022, 2023) and MySanford Magazine as Best Charity / Music Festival (2021, 2022, 2023) as well as a Top Business in Sanford (2023). 

While surrounding areas have tried to duplicate the magic of Sanford Porchfest, the Producers accredit their incomparable community for making Sanford Porchfest such a success. 

The Board of Directors, aka the "Producers" (from left to right):

   Shelly Allen, Co-Founder, Vice President and Communications Officer

   Kim Waters, Co-Founder, President and Community Relations Officer

   Shana Gorondy, Co-Founder and Brand Management Officer

   Nancy Sepulveda, Co-Founder and Governance Officer

 

To contact the Producers, please email team@sanfordporchfest.org

PORCHFEST THROUGH THE YEARS
2018

1ST ANNUAL

10 Porches / 40 Bands

600 Attendees / $1,000 Donated

2019

2ND ANNUAL 

12 Porches /50 bands

1,200 Attendees / $7,000 Donated

2020

3RD ANNUAL

12 Porches / 50 Bands

2,500 Attendees / $15,000 Donated

2021

4TH ANNUAL

12 Porches / 50 Bands

5,000 Attendees / $21,000 Donated

2022

5TH ANNUAL

12 Porches / 50 Bands

15,000 Attendees / $35,000 Donated

2023

6TH ANNUAL

17 Porches / 70 Bands

20,000 Attendees / $52,500 Donated

2024

7TH ANNUAL

18 Porches / 74 Bands

TBD Attendees / TBD Donated

*Additional Funds: $1,500 in additional funds

have been donated in support of needs

outside of the arts (ie: Covid Relief, Artist Relief Fund).

02.24.24  DON'T MISS THE 7TH ANNUAL SANFORD PORCHFEST!
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