Uncategorized November 2, 2023

Rutherford’s First PorchFest

Rutherford is gearing up for its inaugural PorchFest, a celebration of music and neighborly spirit. Singers and bands will perform on front porches and front lawns across the Borough of Trees this Saturday, November 4th and ERA Justin is excited to be a host.

“Come on down to our main office at 46 Chestnut Street,” says ERA Justin Broker/Owner Jennifer Darby Metzger, “Our porch is stop #4 on the route!”

PorchFest 2023 is happening thanks to the hard work of The Rutherford Arts Committee. 

It kicks off at 10am in Lincoln Park with a performance by kids you might see in your own backyard! They’re part of Rutherford Rocks, an Arts Committee program for Rutherford’s own musical prodigies in 3rd to 12th grade. The committee says it gives kids a chance to hone their talents while learning to be part of a band.

Many of the musicians performing are local to the area, including the ones appearing at ERA Justin. 

At 3:30pm on ERA Justin’s porch, The Ghost Notes take the stage. The Ghost Notes perform songs that blend Rock ‘n’ Roll and Americana with songs inspired by The Grateful Dead. Then around 4:10, Springwood’s Electric Luau will perform their unique brand of ukulele infused rock songs.  

PorchFest started in Ithaca, NY in 2007 and has since spread across the country. The concept is simple and charming: residents generously offer their properties as stages for local musicians to perform, audiences walk from location to location,  transforming the town into an all-day, open air music festival. 

“Sometimes the best entertainment can be found right on your neighbor’s porch!” says Metzger. “What better way to spend your day than experiencing live music all over town?! Make sure to stop by our porch and let’s make this the first in a long line of PorchFests!”

The rain date is Sunday, November 5th.