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STAFF REPORTS

The Westhaven community, in conjunction with Southern Land Company and The Westhaven Foundation, will host the eighth annual Porchfest event on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 2-6 p.m.

Porchfest consists of live music performances on Westhaven residents’ front porches. Attendees can walk and bike between the various home venues and enjoy multiple genres of music performed by local artists.

Nissan of Cool Springs is also partnering with the community to serve as this year’s presenting sponsor. Porchfest, which was held in June in previous years and now held in the fall, is free and open to the public and will proceed rain or shine.

Performances will take place on 18 different porch stages and will feature more than 55 musicians. Attendees are encouraged to download the 2019 Westhaven Porchfest app through Apple and Android stores for up-to-date information on performances, stages and show times.

Seven food trucks will be on site, including YaYo’s OMG, Funk Seoul Brother and the Love Bus.  Porchfest is also a kid-friendly event. There will be two locations for kids’ music and games: The Academy at Westhaven will be welcoming children in the neighborhood’s Founder’s Square and St. Matthew’s Church will be hosting younger audiences backstage at The Residents’ Club where three live bands will be performing kid favorites.

“Thanks in large part to Nissan of Cool Springs and all of our fantastic sponsors, this will be one of the most exciting Porchfests to date,” said Jan Cooper, vice president of Residential Marketing at Southern Land Company. “Each year we have been fortunate to attract local artists to the community who draw fans from all over the region. This is a great way to kick off your fall and we welcome anyone who appreciates live music and a relaxed festival atmosphere.

“We are excited about the date change this year and hope the cooler temperatures will encourage people to come see everything that Westhaven has to offer. Porchfest is a great way for people to see new homes and visit the local merchants at Westhaven Town Center on Front Street. We encourage everyone to come out with your family and join us for an afternoon of music and fun.”

 

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