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Jefferson City's Porchfest on tap in May

Jefferson City's Porchfest on tap in May

April 18th, 2019 by Nicole Roberts in News

Fifteen-month-old Avery Senzee dances to the sound of Robby Bax at 518 E. Capitol Ave. during Jefferson City's first Porchfest May 6, 2018. Her father, James, said she loves dancing to live music.

Photo by Gerry Tritz /News Tribune.

Porchfest will return to Jefferson City next month for its second event after being rained out last fall.

Porchfest is scheduled 1-4 p.m. May 5 in the 500-700 blocks of East Capitol Avenue.

More than 30 artists will showcase their talents from 11 porches, organizer Holly Stitt told the Jefferson City Cultural Arts Commission on Wednesday. There will also be food trucks and other activities at the event.

Stitt said there will be a few new surprises throughout the event, too.

"It not only supports our local artists, it supports our historic areas and the people on the porches," Stitt said. "It's a great family-friendly event that supports all cultural arts of Jefferson City."

Porchfest debuted last May, attracting an estimated 1,000-plus people to East Capitol Avenue. Organizers tried to have an event last fall, but it was canceled due to weather.

Organizers are considering holding a Porchfest this fall, Stitt said.

Before Porchfest, residents can join Jefferson City Mayor Carrie Tergin at 12:30 p.m. for this year's Mayor's Bike Ride.

The bike ride will make a loop, starting at the intersection of Marshall Street and East Capitol Avenue and travel west on East Capitol Avenue to Madison Street. Riders will then ride down Madison Street to East High Street and go east toward Adams Street before traveling north on Adams Street to East Capitol Avenue.