2024 LCA Porchfest Unplugged

Saturday, June 15th, 2024 from 12 noon to 5pm 



The Lewiston Council on the Arts is accepting applications for musical acts to perform at the 2024 Lewiston Porchfest Unplugged music event, which will coincide with the annual Garden Festival on June 15th, 2024 from 12 noon to 5pm.

  • Only those bands/musicians who have applied and been accepted by the Lewiston Council on the Arts and who display their LCA Porchfest Permit will be permitted to perform. 
  • The LCA is accepting applications from bands and solo artists of all ages and abilities who perform various genres including folk, jazz, rock, blues, reggae, classical, R&B, rap, bluegrass, pop and others.
  • We encourage acoustic instruments where possible. 
    • Sound from performances should operate at a level where it is not able to be heard at other Porchfest locations.
  • All participate as volunteers and all give freely of their time, talents, resources, and hospitality as a gift to our community and our wonderful visitors.
    • Musicians are free to put out a tip jar or sell their music and merch.
  • The map of porches and schedule will be posted on the LCA website a week or two prior to the event (once registration closes and is final).
  • Bands will be assigned to a porch.
  • Bands will play 1 hour sets, INCLUDING SET-UP and TEAR-DOWN, and the LCA will assign the set time in order to make sure there are no conflicts with other porches and bands.​

Band Application Information

  • There is no application fee
  • Applicants are required to complete the online application and to submit a link to a representative video of their act. 
    • Bands/musicians are permitted to perform only the talent they submitted in their application
  • Applicants will be reviewed by a panel and a limited number performers will be invited to participate.
  • Accepted bands will receive 
    • email notification that they have been accepted
    • an LCA Porchfest permit, sent via email to be printed by performer
      • LCA Porchfest Permit must be displayed during the performance
  • An assigned performance time and location 
    • Bands/musicians are permitted to perform only at their assigned time and location.

Click here 2024 Lewiston Art Festival Porchfest Performer Application

Would you like to be a Porch Host? Here’s what is needed:

  • An outdoor area (porch, driveway, yard, balcony, garage) that has easy access to a power supply
  • All porch hosts will be required to either have a covered porch or provide the band with a canopy or some other protection from the elements.
  • The location must be visible to the general public who may be walking by

Email questions can be directed to Elliot Sneider, LCA Porchfest Unplugged Chairman.

[email protected]