Porchfest returned to Ithaca in full swing Sept. 25 following a two-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On a typically quiet street in the Fall Creek neighborhood, dozens of people crowded around the porch of an old house, dancing and singing along to the soulful croons and acoustic guitars of a local folk band.
To participate in Porchfest, musicians must find willing homeowners to host a show on their porches and then sign up through the Porchfest website.
The Aaron Rizzo Band is influenced by blues, rock, R&B, pop and hip-hop. The band was selected to perform at the 2018 NAMM convention in Anaheim, California.
After all, Ithaca has been named as one of the best college towns in America for a reason — it has a quirky, charming culture that is impossible to describe.
“It was really fun to go through my camera roll and look back on the past two years, and reflect on all the cool things I’ve done in Ithaca so far.”