Belmont Porchfest
September 10, 2022 (rain date Sept 11)

Performer FAQ

What kind of groups can perform?

Singer/Songwriters, Bands, Dancers, Drama Acts, Circus Acts, Comedians, Painters, Writers, and more. Just keep in mind that your audience may have toddlers.

What kind of groups would be a good fit for the Park Palooza?

Youth performers of any kind, large bands, loud bands, bands that attract a large audience.  We may have plenty of room for performers or we may have to select performers we think will fit best. 

Do I need to be from Belmont to perform?

You must be affiliated with Belmont in some way, such as live, work, have friends, or attend a group in Belmont.

Will I be paid? 

This year we are introducing a “Virtual Tip Jar” for our performers to allow appreciative audience members to monetarily communicate their admiration for your craft.  You can link the Virtual Tip Jar point to a paypal or venmo account for your group or for a group you care about (including Belmont Porchfest!).  We are all about spreading the love and the money.  What you think is best is best!  We are excited to see where this goes!


Can Performers sell merchandise?

Sales are not permitted, but performer merchandise can be made available with a suggested donation with the host’s permission.

How long should I play for?

Sign up to play for 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes but Belmont Porchfest will make the final determination. Factor in the time you will need for set up and breakdown. If you need a lot of time for set up and breakdown, please let us know on the registration form.

How loud can I play?

Performances can be acoustic or amplified, just be cognizant of your surroundings. The goal is to be heard to the sidewalk, but not down the street. There will be other performers nearby, so please be respectful.

Should I bring my own water or other refreshments?

Yes.

Should I bring my own equipment?

Absolutely! Organizers and hosts will not provide equipment. Hosts may provide electrical outlets. You should talk with the host about your requirements and their logistics before the performance date. The organizers will be sure to put you in touch!

Will I be performing on a porch?

Possibly. Any outdoor, ground level, residential space without access to a pool or other bodies of water could be your stage.

How will I know where I’m performing?

Once the registration is closed and all the performers and porches have been matched, we’ll contact you to let you know where you will be performing and connect you with the porch host directly so logistics for the day can be worked out. Expect to hear from us around mid-August. Expect to hear from us in late August.  We will post on FB and on our website when we send out matches so if we haven’t posted that, please hold tight. 


Who will advertise my performance?

Providing links to your web or FB page will help us get the word out. We’ll request hosts promote performances to neighbors, friends, and coworkers. You should do the same. Anything you can do to promote your performance is recommended! Volunteers may create social media content about your performance.

What about parking?

Parking may be difficult, depending on the porch location. Arrive early and be prepared to walk. You can drop off your equipment, but depending on where the porch is located, you may need to park elsewhere.

Belmont Porchfest reserves the right to reject registrations, but you have nothing to worry about if you have been honest and respectful.