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The Diana Leich quartet performs at Porchfest on Sept. 25, 2022 as crowds of people walk by, taking in the sound of various music genres from different porches.

Fest Preview: From apples to chili, Ithaca has it all

By Georgie Gassaro, Contributing Writer September 20, 2023
From music to apples to chili, Downtown Ithaca and The Commons will be alive with the sounds and smells of Ithaca’s annual festivals, including Porchfest, Apple Harvest Festival and Chili Cook-Off Festival. While these festivals began as a chance to showcase Ithaca’s agricultural and artistic talents, today they serve as a testament to the city’s growth and development as a community since the early ’80s. 
The Diana Leich quartet performs at Porchfest on Sept. 25 as crowds of people walk by, taking in the sound of various music genres from different porches.

Porchfest happily returns to the Ithaca live music scene

By Elizabeth Kharabadze, Co Life and Culture Editor September 28, 2022
Porchfest returned to Ithaca in full swing Sept. 25 following a two-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
After being significantly smaller in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ithaca Apple Fest will make its return to its previous size.

Ithaca Apple Festival to return to the Commons

By Sarah Marsh, Contributing Writer September 29, 2021
After being significantly smaller in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ithaca Apple Fest will make its return to its previous size.
Spectators travel from house to house to watch bands, including Cielle, pictured, perform at Porchfest on Sept. 22 in the Fall Creek and Northside neighborhoods of Ithaca.

Annual music festival supports community

By Hannah Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer September 25, 2019

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...

Fall Creek neighbors and students band together at Porchfest

Fall Creek neighbors and students band together at Porchfest

By Phoebe Harms, Staff Writer September 26, 2018
To participate in Porchfest, musicians must find willing homeowners to host a show on their porches and then sign up through the Porchfest website.
WATCH: Student band to take the stage at global music convention

WATCH: Student band to take the stage at global music convention

By Sierra Guardiola, Life and Culture Editor January 25, 2018
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.
Editorial: Local festivals are a great way to visit downtown

Editorial: Local festivals are a great way to visit downtown

October 25, 2017
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.
Junior Christian Brand manages the Ithaca College Traditions Committee of Students Today Alumni Tomorrow, which updates and monitors the app. The app was programmed by former Ithaca professor Adam Peruta.

App challenges students to complete community traditions

By Silas White, Assistant Life & Culture Editor September 28, 2017
"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.”
MegsRadio, a personalized app that promotes local artists, debuted a new campaign Sept. 18 at PorchFest. The goal of this campaign is to promote local food and music to contribute to a stronger community.

Student-run online radio station features Ithaca musicians

By Sobeida Rosa, Contributing Writer October 26, 2016
What used to be a core group of seven team members has expanded to 25 IC students working on MegsRadio, a student-run online radio station.
On Sept. 18, Ithaca College students and community members danced and sang along to music emanating from the porches of local artists. Bands such as Whiskey Priests and PIPERVENTILATORS participated in the festival throughout the day.

Dancing on the deck: Porchfest 2016 rocks with local artists

By Sobeida Rosa, Contributing Writer September 21, 2016
Beautiful ballads float through the air, while musicians serenade locals from their front porches. This is Porchfest.

Ithaca musicians celebrate Porchfest

By Alexis Forde, Ben Bishop, Emma McQuade, and Julia Williamson September 17, 2014
Celebrate Porchfest and listen along as local musicians perform on their front porches.
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