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Porchfest is set to bring live music, food and fun to Downtown Quincy this weekend

Are you ready for PorchFest?

Quincy Main Street’s 12th Annual Porchfest Music Festival is this Saturday, March 16, noon to

5:30 p.m.—rain or shine! 

Spend the day in Quincy, Florida enjoying free live music by 19 of North Florida’s best musical groups playing throughout the downtown district.

If the weather doesn’t cooperate the groups will play indoors at several locations. Stop in any of the downtown shops or restaurants for directions. Signs with QR codes will be placed throughout the district with a link to the latest information, locations, and schedule.

Besides the great music there’s a lot to do and see in downtown Quincy. Enjoy a delicious lunch at one of Quincy’s top-rated restaurants, or sweets from several bakeries and ice cream shops. Shop for unique items and gifts, or view art masterpieces.

Start the day by visiting the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum and pick up a list of the musicians and a map of the festival locations. While there check out six art exhibits or treat your kids to some creative time in the ArtZone, a FREE drop-in art studio that is open to the public.

Shop for unique items or gifts at Padgett’s Jewelers, the Arts Center gift shop, or two doors down at The White Rabbit, an upscale retail market selling one-of-a-kind goods, locally made crafts, and vintage furniture.

Quincy’s downtown restaurants Bantam Bay and Company, Big Papa’s Chophouse, QDogs and Cream, CJ’s Kitchen and Catering, and J&A Seafood Plus will be open for lunch. Indulge your sweet tooth at What Kind Cupcakery or Sweet Abayomi Specialty Bakery, both located on the courthouse square. Big Papa’s Chophouse will be open for dinner as well.

While enjoying Quincy Porchfest, swing by the Old F.P. May Building at 10 N. Adams and meet Roger & Bridgette from Rankin Tacos and Jonny from Halpatter Brewing Company. There may even be some samples to taste!

Adult beverages can be purchased at various locations throughout the district including Bantam Bay, Monterrey Cigar Social, and LRs Sports Bar. Food trucks and a beer garden will be located on the corner of North Duval and East Franklin Streets.

Come see what the buzz is all about and see historic small-town revitalization in progress.

PORCHFEST SCHEDULE – Saturday, March 16, 2024 

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Rachel Hillman/Jazz & Americana

Ronnie Randolph/Pop Classics

The Frank Craig Band/Americana

Del Suggs/Saltwater

Reese Cloud Quartet /Jazz

Deja Blu/Rock

Ben Flournoy Trio/Blues

2 – 3:30 p.m.

Anna Wescoat/Country

Billy Rigsby/Blues

Pharaohs of Funk/Jazz, Funk, R&B 

Tocamos Mas/Latin Jazz

Tallahassee Uke Jammers/Ukelele music

Hot Mess/Zydeco

4 – 5:30 p.m.

Brett Wellman & Stone Cold Blues/Blues

Jerry Thigpen Trio/Blues

Latin Soul Orchestra/Latin, Salsa

Chris James/Rock

Hot Tamale/Acoustic Folk

Thursday Night Music Club/Big Band Jazz 

The festival is organized and managed by Quincy Main Street, Inc. with funding from the Florida Division of Arts and Culture. The festival is presented by Trulieve, and May Nursery. The festival is also sponsored by Climate Control, Hinson Oil, and the City of Quincy.

For more information visit:

Erin Hill – Gadsden County News Service